Bob Heil K9EID SK
1940 - 2024
Bob Heil SK
New Hams


The Western Skylark team, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students at Western, are building satellites at Western University. They all passed their basic amateur radio exam this week and are now licensed. They will use VHF/UHF links to communicate with their satellite which is scheduled to be launched in 2025.


LARC congratulates:

Kira Allen VA3KAE

      Arnav Goyal VE3GOX

        Jamie Griffiths VE3JGV

   Liam Schultz VA3LSC
    Annika Vetter VE3HEM
Upcoming Club Meeting
Speaker: Michael Cook VE3ZMC
Topic: Stardust
Date: Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Time: Room opens 07:00 PM EST, Meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Location: This is a Hybrid Meeting





SK: Barry Storey, VE3DVV, was an active LARC member since taking the 2016 Basic Course and passing with Honours.  While he had an impressive station at home, amid his restored antique radios, terrariums housing a few snakes and lizards, and an impressive collection of Coleman Lanterns, space heaters and stoves, Barry loved to visit the LARC Club station and work some FT8.
The above photo was taken during a London Airshow as we waited for some aerial activity.
Barry passed in hospital from a heart attack on Saturday, February 2nd. He is survived by his wife Debbie.




See you in 2024 for our very special HAMFEST.

Celebrating our 104th year!


 Sunday September 15, 2024 at the Dorchester Fairgrounds 9:00 until 12:00.

More details to follow.


Digital Experimenters Net

Wednesday 7:00 p.m. VE3OME, 145.450-, 114.8 Hz PL

Please note: Digital Experimenters will be moving to MGI (145.390- T 114.8) on March 13th




Photo by Joshua Austin
Winter Field Day 2024 is now over. Thanks to all who participated. We had 11 participants who made close to 500 contacts over a 24hr period. It was encouraging to see a number of SWLs getting on the air. The following people participated:
Joshua Austin SWL 
Rick Brown VE3IMG
Raymond Halonen VA3ZCR
Thomas Hart VE3TFH
Joy Jolie VA3JJQ
Jay Knops VA3PRR
Dave Lambert VE3KGK
Dave McCarter VE3EI
Brad Phillips VA3BPP
Mel Sheehan SWL
Michael Watts VE3ACW
Special thanks to Dave McCarter, Dave Lambert and Michael Watts for their on-air coaching to those new to Winter Field Day. We hope to see the same level of participation or better in all upcoming Special Events.





Elmer Net Startup


Now that we have a fresh new batch of keen hams from our course, we'll be restarting the Elmer net on Tuesday January 2, at 8 PM on VE3OME. Although the net is aimed at new hams, seasoned operators are welcome to attend to help answer questions from the greenhorns.


Our LARC Basic Course is over with the exam written on Saturday December 9th.
Seventeen students wrote the test, and nine passed, most with Honours. 
These are the new hams who successfully passed the test, with callsigns where known.
Douglas Bishop  VE3BIU
Jason Kaczor  VA3KZR
Dan MacLeod  VE3ZGC
Lukasz Maslanka  VA3GVS
Nathan Newport  VA3NNR
Bill Olah  VA3BYO
Brad Phillips  VA3BPP
Ted Klus  VA3KFM

Marilyn Bishop  VA3BIM





LARC Administration
Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner
A great time was had by all. Lots of food and camaraderie.
LARC 2023 Ham of the Year 
Bogdan Scarlatescu - VE3YOB
20231209 112221
Recognising the 2,000th Monday Night 2 Metre Net  and
his long service as Net Controller
Brian Bouckley - VA3ATB
20231207 195137

Order your Custom LARC Clothing now! 

Custom LARC T-Shirts, Short Sleeve Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts in all colours and sizes are now available. The LARC Logo, your call sign and name are included.

A new catalog is coming soon.

In the meantime,

contact Lee Cassar VA3XLC via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order. 




Events for LARC Members to Participate and Past Meetings
General meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30. More details can be found here.

Special Group : PI and Kit Builders


Previous Meetings of LARC held on Zoom for 2021-2024 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.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

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.


Interesting Articles  

Get your club Lanyard by coming to any meeting and asking an executive, more details here.

Past Interesting Articles are here. 


Club Station Tours:

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.

It would be suggested that you email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance to make us aware of your interest in the tour.

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.  

Canadian Ham-Radio Callsign Database:  Search for the callsign information of Canadian Ham Radio operators (optimized for cell phones) 



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." - "ham radio on the net'"

ARRL - "The national association for Amateur Radio - News and Features." -  A site to lookup Hams as well as information.

DX Daily -  Site dedicated to the art/science of DX chasing