London Amateur Radio Club

June Club Meeting

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 

The meeting starts at 19:30 

Preparation for Field Day 

 Location of meetings is LARC Club station, 427 (London) Wing

2155 Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447) 

 

Dave MCCarter VE3GSO will be presenting how to make a End-feed-half-wave Dipole. 

A bit of background information is Here and Here.

 

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Announcing your executive for 2019-2020

 

Mike Cook VE3ZMC: President

Doug Elliott VA3DAE: Vice-President

Richard Finn VE3PNK: Secretary

Dave McCarter VE3GSO: Treasurer

Barry Storey VE3DVV: Director/Assistant to the Treasurer

Matt Geddes VE3DIZ: Director/Field Day Organizer

Norm Campbell VE3XCN: Director/Membership 

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Another Field Day for the LARC team is around the corner

Object is to work as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

Details for the annual field day event can be found here.

The event is June 22-23 and will be held at the club station location.

Please contact Matt Geddes, VE3DIZ to particpate. We have a number of band captains already, but there are still availalbe bands and positions.

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Antennas and More Antennas

The April LARC meeting was very well attended and there was significant interest in the antenna information presented. Due to the request for further information on some of these antennas. Here is a page of resources.

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National Parks on the Air event is the premiar event for 2019. LARC will be particpating in a number of locations, such as Peele Island. If you are interested in particpating please contact any member of the executive with your ideas. You can see more details on this event here. For those who wish to operate at a national park, the list is here.

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Treat your LARC Membership Card to a fancy new LARC 1920-2020

Centennial Celebration Lanyard.

You have probably seen some of the members wearing them.

They include a high quality locking clip and breakaway safety catch.

You can have as many as you want for only $6.00 each.

Get them from Membership Chair Norm Campbell.

 

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Interesting Articles 

Viruses communicating with each other & listening to bacteria: here.

Communicate via bluetooth to your stomach: here.

Bumblebees wearing radio backpacks: here.

Canadians with new practical large scale battery: here.

Past Interesting Articles are here.

 

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events can be viewed here.

 

 Club Meetings:
 

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.

 
 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

Want to become part of this hobby!

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

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.

 

Distracted Driving Legislation for Ontario

A suggestion is that you print out the legislation and have it available in your vehicle. 

The attached document makes it easy for hams to print and put it in their glove compartment, along with a copy of their ham license.

Documentation of the legislation is here.

On December 15, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced that the current two-way radio exemption for “Amateur Radio operators and specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers will be extended for a further three-years, effective January 1, 2018 until January 1, 2021.”

 

 

 

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

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.

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The club's logging software and a contributor to our HAMFEST door prizes offerings is N3FJP.

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