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The next L.A.R.C. meeting will be held on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
Our guest speaker will be Paul Mylemans, who operates the Komoka Weather Station.
The meeting will be located at The Church of St. Jude, 1537 Adelaide Street North at Fanshawe Park Road East in London, Ontario.
It has come to our attention that Donald Higgins VE3EVF is a silent key. Here is the link to the Obituary notice.
Field Day pages have been updated
Click link in menu above.
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.
This is our first Brain Teaser question, courtesy of Mike Cook VE3ZMC.
The winning entry will be annouced after the LARC March Meeting and gets bragging rights on this site.
Note the following charts:
Refraction of HF radio waves by the ionosphere (mostly the F layer) is such that lower frequencies are refracted more than higher frequencies.
Refraction of light waves by glass or water is such that lower frequencies (red) are refracted less than higher frequencies (blue).
Why is that?
It's that time of year again, subscribe to weather alerts!
Our friend ( Pat Simone, VA3HIS) over at the LMHU have reminded us that we can subscribe to weather alerts.
Sign up for Weather Alerts
1) You can sign up for Environment Canada alerts on your own now!
Click on this website and complete the boxes as instructed…
I would also suggest that you bookmark as a favourite, this page:
When you do receive these alerts…the subject line says “ECAlertMe”
Alerts will contain “impact” and “call to action” statements. The impact statements will describe the expected impacts relative to the severity of a weather event. Call to action statements will suggest actions to reduce exposure to weather-related risks.
2) Emergency Management Ontario’s website (now part of OFMEM) also has weather and emergency alerts that you can sign up for…
Simon Says: There is a good Android and IOS App called "Rain Alarm" that is worth checking out.
Field Day 2015
Yes we are thinking about this already. Thoughts and ideas to make an already good event better.
On Wednesday 15th October we attended a Parks and Recreation meeting in London and confirmed our previously submitted application to use Reservoir Park again in 2015. This is the site we have used for the last couple of years.
Do you have any feedback, interest or suggestions please? email and let us know by clicking on our names above.
As things progress we will duly feedback at club meetings. Also please use the Field Day link in the menu above.
- LARC has a new brochure to promote the benefit of our club. You can download a PDF version of the brochure.
- Are you interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator?
To start on a facinating hobby, please visit this link.
- Just a heads-up to those who buy radio equipment off the internet. Read how Fred the owner of QRZ.com pulled in a dishonest individual, who was trying to scam him. Article on the Scam
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