LARC Hamfest 2016
The 2016 London Amateur Radio Club Hamfest is completed and was a huge success.
Thank you at all the vendors and visitors for coming out. We exceeded the numbers we had last year.
A special thanks to Ruth VE3BRO for keeping the event on the track and to all the volunteers as well.
We look forward to your patronage next year at our 2017 LARC Hamfest.
Dick Moore VE3LRB SK
It is with a great feeling of sadness and loss that we announce the peaceful passing of VE3LRB, a long time member
and past President of the London Amateur Radio Club, on September 16, 2016.
Details can be found here.
LARC September Club Meeting
Our first meeting of the new season. It was an eventful summer for LARC.
Please find the President's presentation at the meeting by following this link (PDF).
Become an Amateur Radio Operator: Course Information
Our preliminary schedule includes Saturday morning sessions, 9AM to 1 PM from Sept 10 to Nov 26 inclusive. We skip October 8 which is the Thanksgiving weekend, and the Nov 26 session is the test.
Like last year, the course will be held at the Secrets of Radar Museum, behind Parkwood Hospital (www.secretsofradar.com) and we'll have the usual collection of experienced instructors. We'll make extensive use of the club radio station at the museum so students will get some practical hands on experience.
Cost for the course is $100, which includes the official Studyguide. There's no need to learn Morse Code, and we will be able to do practice exams before the actual test to see how everyone's doing.
The course will have live demonstrations of radio equipment, guest speakers and the opportunties for students to make contacts world wide.
All we ask is that students come with an interest in learning and the excitement of a new hobby.
If any questions or to be put on the list for future notifications when the course will be held,
2016 Lighthouse Event
This year LARC participated in the annual International Lighthouse Event.
This was a test to see if it was a event worth repeating.. and it certainly was!
We had wonderful weather and good band conditions. We setup in Goderich at the main lighthouse. We made approximately 85 contacts. Though we were not allowed in the lighthouse, the park is a great location overlooking Lake Huron. We had many people asking about amateur radio and a good time was had by all.
Left to right: Tom Pillion VE3HOR, Ansil (Rocky) Rock VE3HDR, Jim Morris VA3AHQ and Bob Rice VE3HKY ( Photo by David Lambert, VE3KGK)
Goderich Main Lighthouse.
2016 ARRL Annual Field Day, (Saturday June 25 - Sunday 26)
It's a wrap.. Field Day 2016 is in the logs.. lots of good times, contacts (though never enough) and stories to tell your friends. The list of people to thank is just too long.. so a big thanks to anyone who came out and pitched in.
See some of the photos taken at this years Field Day ( click on the image below).
More contests at the club station.
ARRL November Sweepstakes details here.
ARRL 10 Meter contest details here.
Ontario QSO Party details here.
- Winter Field Day details here.
- CQ World Wide DX Contest details here.
- Fox Hunt Event, details here.
- Joe O'Neil presented on the topic of Drones, details here.
- ARRL Sweepstakes Week-end, details here.
- November meeting, resources and details here.
- ARRL 10m contest, details here.
- Construction of Club Station antenna: Read the full story here.
- List of New Hams, Gradulates from the course.
September through June, LARC meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. 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.
Notes from our meetings
Presentations from our meetings will be posted here
How to become an Amateur Radio Operator( Ham), for more detail go 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.
Distracted Driving Legislation for Ontario
The legislation has been updated with a 5 year extension.
A suggestion is that you print out the legislation and have it available in your vehicle.
Hams and Eggs Breakfast update
The location for the HAMs and Eggs Saturday breakfast is
Mary's Place Restaurant, 1494 Dundas St., London Ontario N5W 3B9.
Amateur Radio Newsline - "Your independent source of Amateur Radio news for today's radio amateur."
eHam.net - "ham radio on the net'"
ARRL - "The national association for Amateur Radio - News and Features."
QRZ.com - A site to lookup Hams as well as information.
DX Daily - Site dedicated to the art/science of DX chasing