LARC February Club Meeting
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Place: The Church of St. Jude - 1537 Adelaide St N, London, ONA presentation will be made by Joe O'Neil. His talk will be about Drones.
Interoperability Activities and Events Announcement - City of London
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The City of London will conduct a day of interoperability activities and events.
A training component for police LPS, fire LFD, EMS and the EOC (City).
The goal is to exercise hardware, software, and equipment: confirm, practice, interoperability of agencies: standard operating procedure/guidelines, drills, communications and interoperability team work.
The aim of this exercise is to train, exercise and practice; radio communication and information technology interoperability for first responders and the Emergency Operations Centre. February 10, 2016
Produce a London Communication Annex (Plan).
Here is a link with more information.
Winter Field Day - 2016
The LARC particpated in the Winter Field Day activities as VE3LS on the weekend of Jan 30, 2016.
Those who participated at various times (in no particular order) :
John Pederson, Kevin Richardson, Russ Brown, Karen Doncaster, Paul Fraser, Frank Birch, Harry Campbell,
Norm Campbell, Rob LeRoy, Ken Brightling, Corbin Lippert. Mike Watts, Tom Pillon, Jim Morris,
Gary Wabersich, Doug Elliot and Dave Lambert as chief photographer.
We ran a total of five stations, some in the nice warm and dry Secrets of Radar Museum, others operating while sharing the outdoors with the deer in the melting snow and rain. We're still adding up the contacts from the various logs.
The big winner was Tim Hortons down the road.
Here is the list of newly licensed hams from our 2015 Class.
The Annual LARC Pot-luck Dinner was held on Thursday December 11, 2015.
A number of awards were presented by our President, Dave McCarter (VE3GSO)
The London Amateur Radio Club Special Recognition Award - Ruth Dahl (VE3RBO)
The London Amateur Radio Club relies entirely upon the volunteer talents, skills and enthusiasm of our members for all aspects of club operation and to promote and grow our highly diverse hobby.
The LARC Special Recognition Award is to recognize outstanding service rendered over an extended period of time where such service has been a major input to the success of LARC activities.
Ruth was honoured for her past and continued service to the club over the past 15 years for activities including the LARC Annual Hamfest, Field Day and, of course, our Annual Pot-luck Dinner. She was also Club Secretary for many years. Thank you Ruth!
The 2015 Annual LARC Ham of the Year Award - Corbin Lippert (VE3NIS)
Corbin was honoured with this award due to his continued volunteering effort of behalf of the club during the past year and his efforts in securing the home for the club station at the Secrets of Radar Museum. Congratulations Corbin!
A number of exciting events have been held in the club recently, see below for details.
- Fox Hunt Event, 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.
Presented by our guest speaker Garry Hammond, VE3XN at the November meeting, to Brian Bouckley, VA3ATB
This certificate is to recognize that esteemed Amateur Radio Operator Brian Bouckley, VA3ATB has earned coveted membership in the Heifer's Club (also informally known as the HFer's Club) having achieved through effort, dedication, and some modicum of skill the distinction of establishing two way radio communication with at least 104 DX entities.
Membership is bestowed upon those deserving Hams who have demonstrated through their achievements the distinction of working one hundred or more DX entities after overcoming a severe case of microphone fright, a sensible fear of high places upon which to hang antennas, and particularly buyers remorse regarding their chosen rig.
Committees and Groups
The committees and groups are:
LARC Club station Committee
LARC Hamfest Committee
LARC Website Committee
LARC Field Day Committee
LARC Builders Group
About DIGITAL MOBILE RADIO (DMR)
A message and guide from Mark Bramwell (VE3PZR):
"Due to the massive confusion about Digital Radios and specifically DMR, I have created a page that if followed, will get you on DMR radio with minimal fuss."
Thank you Mark!
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
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