Field Day, ( June 25-26)
It's time to start planning for Field Day. We will once again be holding the event at Reservoir Hill Park.
Band Captians are as follows:
John, VE3MGR is on 10M phone
Mike, VE3ACW will be 15M phone
Rocky, VE3HDR is doing 20M phone
Tom, VE3HOR is 20M PSK
Don, VE3MGD is 40M phone
Doug, VA3DAE is 80 phone
Gary VE3XDM ( event organizer) 80/40 and maybe 20 CW.
LARC Annual General Meeting
The Votes are in and the ballots have been counted!
Your Executive for the next year will be:
David McCarter VE3GSO
Tom Pillon VE3HOR
Harry Campbell VA3HCW
Mike Watts VE3ACW
Corbin Lippert VE3NIS
Norm Campbell VA3XCN
Jim Morris VA3AHQ
Thanks to those from the previous executive and also to those who ran the election process.
Notes from the meeting presentation can be seen here.
Club Station Launches Antenna almost into Space.
Harry Campbell, VA3HWC brought out his new air cannon and helped us put a new antenna up at the club station. Another great day, many hams were present and lots of activities.. new antenna as mentioned, new dx contacts, SDR radios installed, good conversation and visiting had by all. The club thanks Doug Tompkins, VE3IDT for his donation of a Carolina Windom antenna, which is now swaying in the breeze at the club station.
1st Annual LARC Club Station Celebration
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, a pot-luck BBQ was held for members and guests of the LARC. We had over 50 people in attendance. At the same time as the BBQ, the club station was active, participating in the Ontario QSO Party contest. About 120 contacts were made, under very poor band conditions.
More images can be found here
Special thanks to Frank (VE3FBZ) and Harry (VA3HWC) for organizing the event.
Foxhunt, this was fun last year, we will be doing another in the spring.
Hamfest, it's coming in September, details here.
More contests at the club station.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Here is the list of newly licensed hams from our 2015 Class.
A number of exciting events have been held in the club recently, see below for details.
- 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.
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
Want to become part of this hobby!
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