ARRL Field Day 2023


Hello All
ARRL/RAC Field Day 2023 is a few weeks away.  We are currently looking for volunteers to be Band Captains.  We currently have Doug Elliott, VA3DAE (80m SSB), Matt Geddes, VE3DIZ (20m SSB), and Bogdan Scarlatescu, VE3YOB (20m CW).  There are still some bands and modes available.  If you are interested in being a band captain this year, let me know.

John Visser, VA3MSV



Field Day Details


Rules for the ARRL Field Day 2023 are here.


How to look at the central status display of the number of contacts made by LARC participants:

- go to the webpage: click on a participant’s call sign for more details


How to set up your N3FJP logging software to communicate with the central status display

- see the instructions at:


How to submit results to the ARRL after Field Day is over

- see the instructions in:


When I submit results, what should I put in the “Club or Group Name” section?

- we all have to use the same entry, which should be:London ARC


How can I get answers to other Field Day questions?

- look at 

 - Doug Elliott / VA3DAE 


Announcement of Special Event VC3EMS 2023

A few of the particpants of the EMS Special Event.





From May 21st to May 27th 2023, LARC will use the Special Event callsign VC3EMS to honor and thank all First Responders.

It is a public service event recognizing the wonderful job done by First Responders such as Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses, Firefighters, Police Officers, those who are on the front line in any emergency.

Bogdan VE3YOB and I have joined forces looking for volunteers to operate. This is NOT a contest so any band/mode can be used.

Bogdan will host use of the Club Station from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the opening and closing days, and from 5:00 p.m. to midnight on the intervening week days. For those who may not have stations/antennas, or want to learn more about operating in Special Events, please contact Bogdan to avail yourself of this opportunity during this fun event, to schedule your day and time slot.

For those wishing to operate from your home QTH, please contact me with your band/mode/time slot preference and I will try to accommodate your requests.

For those operating from home, time slots will be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m each day but if you wish to operate later or earlier, you may do so, but we need to know your preferences.

The sooner you request your preferences the more likely we can be to accommodate you. I am hoping to have a list of volunteers and their time slots by May 4th the date of the May meeting.

Volunteers after May 4th will be given time slots but you may not get exactly the time slot you want.

Contact information:

Bogdan VE3YOB: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David VE3KGK:  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



 LARC Board 2023/2024 Announcement


The members of 2023/2024 board of directors for LARC are


President: Rick Brown VE3IMG

Vice-President: Paul Picot VE3PIK

Treasurer: David McCarter VE3EI

Secretary: Brian Jurkowski VE3KLT

Director : Lee Cassar VA3XLC

Director: Brett Gilbank VE3ZBG

Director: Mike Watts VE3ACW


Spring POTA Meetup
Wonderful weather out there today, awesome turnout to the Spring POTA Meetup at Dorchester Mill Pond CA.
Mostly we just chatted but quite a few contacts were made along the way.
I set up my station at the table just along the trail around the pond just close to the parking lot. Mitch VE3OT 
provided the 40-10m EFHW antenna. We did tangle with branches quite a bit, but overcame them and set up
the antenna feed point close to my operating position.
Bogdan VE3YOB and Luke set up their station across the conservation area near the tree line along the shore 
of the pond.
Ke VE3EKY and Lee VE3XLC set up thier stations just across the path from Bogdan and Luke,and then with
all those stations so close together began facing QRM problems. 
Brian VE3KLT set up his Wolf River Coils antenna system up not that far from where Bogdan, Luke, Ke and Lee 
were set up.
In the end, not sure how many contacts were made today, but I think everyone just enjoyed getting out on a 
very nice day in the middle of April. 
If you made any contacts today as part of this meetup using the callsign VE3LON, 
please email your adif file to me @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will combine all logs from today and submit them 
to POTA for credit to VE3LON.
thanks again everyone for coming out,
stay tuned for an announcement about our next POTA meetup at a park near you

 Hamfest 2023


 Sunday August 20, 2023 at the Dorchester Fairgrounds, 9:00 until 12:00.

For details on Hamfest 2023 please click here.





Order your Custom LARC Clothing now! 

Custom LARC T-Shirts, Short Sleeve Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts in all colours and sizes are now available. The LARC Logo, your call sign and name are included.

Click this link to view the catalog.

Contact Lee Cassar VA3XLC via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order.




Events for LARC Members to Participate and Past Meetings

Special Group : PI and Kit Builders


Previous Meetings of LARC held on Zoom for 2021-2023 can be found here. 


Past Meeting Videos for the club Centennial can be found here.



 Want to become part of this great hobby?

From the Saturday after Labour day to early December, we present the Basic Ham license course.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

How to become an Amateur Radio Operator (Ham), for more detail go here.

Do you need an examiner to provide a test for your license, a list can be found here.

Register now for the upcoming basic course here.

Resources on getting your ham license are available here.


Interesting Articles  

Get your club Lanyard by coming to any meeting and asking an executive, more details here.

Past Interesting Articles are here. 


Club Station Tours:

The LARC Club station is located at, 427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447) 

If an individual or group wish to have a tour of the club station, they can drop by any Saturday between 10am and 12:00 noon. Generally on Fridays members come to the club station around 11:00 and stay until 2:00. The 427 Wing has a lunch special every Friday at a nominal charge of $10.00.

It would be suggested that you email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance to make us aware of your interest in the tour.

Notes from our meetings

Presentations from our meetings will be posted here

Do you have a project you want funding for that will benefit the club!

See the guidelines for LARC Projects here and submit to the president, for executive review.  

Canadian Ham-Radio Callsign Database:  Search for the callsign information of Canadian Ham Radio operators (optimized for cell phones) 



The club's logging software and a contributor to our HAMFEST door prizes offerings is N3FJP.









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