Canwarn Net Announcement
This message is from Brett Gilbank - VE3ZBG, CANWARN Manager
Effective immediately, CanWarn nets for sharing observations of severe weather will be held on the
VE3GYQ repeater, at 145.350 MHz, negative offset, PL tone 114.8
This will improve our ability to communicate about weather which often approaches from the West.
Our thanks to SORT for making this excellent repeater available.
Newsflash - Hex Fixed!
Many "hams" makes light work. The question is how many Hams does it take to fix and put up a Hex. The answer is here.
A single supporting rod was split by the storm, but fortunately, the piece was replaced and the antenna is back in working order.
Thanks to Frank, VE3FBZ, Mike, VE3ZMC, Jim, VA3AHQ, Doug, VA3DAE, Paul, VE3PIK, Richard, VE3RV and Tom VE3HOR.
Emergency Preparedness Week Special Events Results
From Dave Lambert - VE3KGK: Emergency Preparedness Week event Coordinator:
I would like to thank each of you who participated as operators for offering to help put this special event on the air.
Following are the stats for the special event VB3EMS, which ended Saturday May 21, 2022.
For all you space buffs, check out the NASA On the Air 2022 (NOTA) site here.
Newsflash - Hex "Hexed"
The storm of May 21, 2022 did some damage to our hex beam.
The curse of the Derecho.
A derecho (pronounced "deh-REY-cho") is a widespread, long-lasting wind storm accompanied by a band of quickly moving showers or thunderstorms. These storms are typically caused by a large scale disturbance in the atmosphere that produces strong winds and heavy rain or snow.
John Pedersen - VE3MGR - SK
1944 - 2022
Obituary can be viewed here.
A message from Dave McCarter - VE3EI / VE3GSO:
LARC wishes to announce that A Celebration of Life will be held to honour John Pedersen, VE3MGR.
The event will be held at the 427 Wing, 2155 Crumlin Rd, on Saturday, June 4th. The doors will be opened at 10:00am and the ceremony will start at 11:00.
Following the ceremony, LARC will provide refreshments at the picnic tables and in the LARC Club Station.
If you knew John you are aware that John didn't like a fuss, particularly when it involved him. So we are going to risk embarassing John again by acknowledging our loss of a good friend.
Please plan to be there.
Special Event : National EMS Week (VB3EMS)
Special Event : Queen's Jubilee
Special Group : PI and Kit Builders
Club Meetings : Meeting Information
Previous Meetings of LARC held on Zoom for 2021-2022 can be found here.
Past Meeting Videos for the club Centennial can be found here.
Saturday May 7th was a Stripping Session at the LARC Club Station. Members including Jorge Forero, Randy Greig, John Visser Sr, Dave McCarter, Rick Brown, Dave White, and Paul Picot disassembled the electronic scrap from the new VE3OME repeater shed located at the base of the CFPL-TV tower.
In the picture Dave, Rick and Paul undo hardware from the strobe light controller assembly. It was a lot of fun.
LARC Board of Directors Election Announcement
As President Rick Brown noted in the LARC Club meeting held on May 5, 2022, the number of nominations for Directors was seven (7). Since there are seven director positions for the LARC board, there was no requirement for an election this time. The members of the new LARC board are:
Rick Brown - VE3IMG
Mike Cook - VE3ZMC
Richard Finn - VE3PNK / VE3RV
Jorge Forero - VE3EAD
Dave McCarter - VE3GSO / VE3EI
Paul Picot - VE3PIK
Bogdan Scarlatescu - VE3YOB
This new board will take charge mid-June 2022.
A big thank you goes to Doug Elliott - VA3DAE, who has served as a board member for many years and will continue to serve LARC as Education and Emergency Preparedness coordinator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The club's logging software and a contributor to our HAMFEST door prizes offerings is N3FJP.
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