LARC 2021-2022 Meeting Videos 

Once again our meetings are being held Virtually using the Zoom platform

To see the previous meetings please review them here.


RAC Winter Contest 
The RAC Winter contest is now over. Thanks to all who participated. Thanks to John Visser Jr. for setting up his website to track live operator score status. The results can be viewed here (

You have until January 31st, 2022  to submit your logs. Don't delay, do it today!

2021 RAC Winter Contest
Operator Stats
December 18, 2021    00:00:00 UTC through 23:59:59

Call                                   Score           QSOs
VA3YV_-_RICK             148,720              502 
VE3EI_-_DAVE               50,880              288
VE3IDT_-_DOUG           33,768              135
VE3KGK_-_DAVE           12,800               51
VA3ATB_-_BRIAN            8,704                52
VA3ZLS_-_LUKE              3,504                34
VE3YOB_-_BOGDAN       1,088                21
VA3CBN_-_GREG               936                21
------ ------ ------ ---- ----
                                      260,400           1,104





Congratulations to New Hams from LARC Course


Our annual Fall Ham course has completed and Dec 12 was the first of 2 exam days. As a result, we are happy to welcome the following people into our Ham radio family:

VA3BKI   Bruce Kuppers
    VA3DWL  David Ledyit
    VA3IGT  Glen Taylor
    VA3PRR  Jay Knops
    VE3EAD  Jorge Forero
    VA3TWE  Kevin Barker
    VA3ZLS  Luke Scarlatescu
    VA3PWF Steve Reynolds
    VA3WKP  Ted Gabinet
VA3KBI  Kevin Biloski
    VA3ZOV  Andy Zovko
Being 10 years old, Luke has replaced Adrian Starzynski as the youngest ham to graduate from our class, and he did it with honours.
David, Jay and Jorge have already attended fox hunts, which can be receive only.
Call signs will be added to the above list as they are confirmed by ISED and added to the Amateur Radio Operators database.


LARC Hamfest 2021 is cancelled.

We have had enquiries if Hamfest 2021 will go ahead. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the annual event has been cancelled.

See you in 2022. Watch for further details here.




Capture Detail of the meetings and links to the Videos can be found here.


LARC Members 

We are hosting Zoom meetings for all those members interested in:

Raspberry Pi

Electronic kit building

Antenna building

Other projects or

Experimenting with Ham Radio

We invite you to attend our Zoom meetings.

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

 Watch this page for information and topics that have been discussed in the group, as well as resource links etc.

The next regular meeting is on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm EST.


No experience necessary! 

Below is the link to register for the forum for the LARC builders group.

We are enhancing our experience.

Check back here for further developments.


Important information related to Covid-19 Vaccines 


Mike Cook, VE3ZMC has passed along this inportant information related to the vaccine.

Please take a moment to read the attached document. The document is here.  


 Want to become part of this great hobby!

From the Saturday after Labour day to early December, excluding the Thanksgiving weekend, 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.


 LARC Meeting Notification

The current COVID-19 emergency has resulted in the club station being closed.
This includes all normally scheduled activities: Thursday first of the month general meetings, Wednesday evening kit building, CW group sessions and Saturday morning 
We will be using the Zoom platform for virtual meetings. If you are unfamiliar with this application please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance. Also please refer to these support items on Zooms site: Zoom FAQ and Zoom Tutorial Videos.
Updates will be held on the Monday night VA3MGI Net at 8 PM.

The Elmer Net is postponed until the end of the year.

There's a social net Tuesday mornings at 10 on the GYQ repeater that's replacing the face to face meeting at Cherryhill mall.


Special Announcement and Request


LARC is celebrating its centennial this year and we want to have lots of photographs of past events and gatherings to illustrate our recent and more distant past. Please look back in your collections and let us have the files or borrow any prints you might have which show the people and places important in the club’s life. If you have electronic files we would appreciate your attaching them to an email which  explains who is in the photo and where it was taken.

If you send prints we will scan them and get the original back to you. Please pencil the names and event on the back along with your name and call.

Thank you for helping LARC celebrate 100 years!



Interesting Articles  

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

Past Interesting Articles are here.


Upcoming Events and Calendar

The calendar for meetings and events can be viewed here.


 Club Meetings: Meetings are held on Zoom until further notice.

September through June, LARC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month ( note this is a change from previous years, which were held on the Second Thursday of the month). The meetings start at 19:30. Location of meetings is LARC Club station, 427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447) There are a variety of guest speakers, and you will have a chance to meet other hams to discuss your interests in amateur radio. All hams, SWL’s and interested individuals are welcome.

 Grid Square information can be viewed 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.








Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network



Amateur Radio Newsline - "Your independent source of Amateur Radio news for today's radio amateur." - "ham radio on the net'"

ARRL - "The national association for Amateur Radio - News and Features." -  A site to lookup Hams as well as information.

DX Daily -  Site dedicated to the art/science of DX chasing