Special Event: Fire Prevention Week
October 8 to 14, 2023
This year, Fire Prevention Week will run from 8:00 a.m. local time on Sunday October 8 to 8:00 p.m. local time on October 14. Monday October 9th is the Canadian Thanksgiving Day. 
For those not familiar with the use of the special call VA3FIRE, this call is put on the air during Fire Prevention Week across North America. It is part of a program where we partner with ten US Stations with call signs N0F through N9F and two Wild Card stations KF2IRE and VA3FIRE. Please go to www.hamfire.com for more information on the printable certificate award program.
I am looking for operators to volunteer to use the VA3FIRE call during the week of October 8 to 14, Sunday to Saturday. I will need to know what bands/modes you would like to operate, what antennas you will have available, what logging program you will be using (N3FJP preferred) and when you can operate. You will need to convert your log for that week to an ADI file.
Please send your e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
I need your commitment prior to September 30th. Time slot preferences are on a first come, first served basis with a cut-off date of midnight on September 30th. If you apply after this date, you run the risk of obtaining any prime-time slots. I will not be bumping assigned slots to accommodate late comers.
Work with me and we will have a great event. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
David VE3KGK 

LARC Special Events Coordinator.


Tuesday night Elmer net merging into the ARES net


Due to dwindling participation, I'm merging the Tuesday night Elmer Net into the Wednesday night ARES Net, which starts at 8 PM on the VE3OME repeater. Our next course starts September 9, and we'll resume Tuesday night Elmer nets after the end of the course in mid December.

    - Doug Elliott VA3DAE


Basic Ham License Course

Once again, LARC will be offering a course in the fall providing basic ham radio training including writing the examination needed to get your ham license.

The course will be held face to face in a classroom environment (NOT online) at the 427 Wing near the airport.

The 13 classes will run from about 9AM to noon on Saturday mornings from Sept 9 to Dec 9 (exam day), skipping the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

We will follow the Coax Publications Basic Qualification Study Guide which we have available for purchase.

Anyone with questions or who wants to get on our no obligation mailing list is invited to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.




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.