NVIS Exercise Sunday Feb 5, 2:00 - 5:00
We don’t use NVIS very often, and to verify you can operate successfully, you need some test stations within a couple of hundred miles. So we thought we’d invite Ontario Amateur Radio Clubs and ARES teams to participate in an exercise. We can all test out our NVIS configurations and get an idea of what the range of NVIS actually is. Feel free to invite others to join in.
We will operate as a directed net with a net controller here in London. We plan on being on the air from 2 PM to 5 PM and our planned 40 meter phone frequencies are (subject to conditions):
7.225 MHz - primary
7.190 MHz - secondary
7.270 MHz - tertiary
As part of the check-in process, we will ask for some information:
1. Your power level
2. Your rough assessment of net control’s transmission quality: Poor, OK, Good
3. Your location
We hope to get this information onto a map somehow, and publish it on the LARC.ca website.
Our thanks to Brian Jurkowski VE3KLT for taking on Net Control for this exercise.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the organizer:
The club participated in the 2023 Winter Field Day contest. Details to follow soon.
Sunday August 20, 2023 at the Dorchester Fairgrounds, 9:00 until 12:00.
Fire Prevention Week Special Event Results
2022 was another very good year for the Fire Prevention Week Special Event! Six of the stations (orange highlight) logged significantly more QSOs than in 2021.
Dr. Thomas Jory, VE3AOA, SK, his death notice can be read here. Tom was made a LARC Honorary Member on November 5, 2020. While he was much better known for other fun hobbies, and Ham Radio is not mentioned in his Obit, with the AOA callsign he was licensed early.
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Special Group : PI and Kit Builders
Previous Meetings of LARC held on Zoom for 2021-2023 can be found here.
Past Meeting Videos for the club Centennial can be found here.
Want to become part of this great hobby?
From the Saturday after Labour day to early December, 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.
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.
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See the guidelines for LARC Projects here and submit to the president, for executive review.
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