LARC May Meeting 

The meeting will be held at the 427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North
London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447). 

The meeting will be held on May 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Annual Election.



Ed Williams VE3KSH

There will be a celebration of life for Ed Williams VE3 KSH at the Haskett Funeral Home Friday April 20 @ 11 a.m.

For further details please refer to the Death Notice.



CANWARN Spring 2018 upcoming training session in London
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:00 PM EDT
Room T1003, Building T, Fanshawe College,
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd,

Presenter: Geoff Coulson


 New Hams on the air



On Saturday April 7th afternoon Mike Watts, VE3ACW, introduced two newly minted hams, Philip, VA3PGJ, (left) and his son Tristan,VA3TGJ, (right) to the joys of SSB on 20m at the LARC club station VE3LON.  They both passed the Basic Exam with Honours just minutes before. Shortly after this photo was taken dad and son changed places so both had plenty of microphone time. Look for them on the local repeaters and perhaps soon on HF.

Congratulations to the both of you, we all look forward to hearing you on the air!



CW is alive and well in the London area.

 A great accomplishment: CW course completed at LARC. Special thanks goes to Mitch Powell, VE3OT, for encouraging club members to attempt the improbable.. getting their CW endorsements. Dave McCarter VE3GSO presenting Mitch with a certificate of appreciation. Photo of all course particpants.




Are the Bands Dead?

A note from club member David Lambert VE3KGK:

"I have found that conditions can vary from day to day with some days being quite reasonable to days like today where the 20m band was very up and down but still workable. I talked to Bob VE3HKY in Florida this morning and also got into Virginia to a friend of Bob's there, as well as Lithuania and Guernsey. I also worked the battleship 'Texas' today so there were some near and some further openings. The SFI was 66 today and that would normally say don't even bother turning on the radio, but there was stuff to be worked by looking."

David also made reference to an article in Amateur Radio Weekly by Mike Crownover, AD5A which can be read on the site.

The conclusion, turn the radio on and operate, you never know who you will contact.



Winter Field Day is over for another year!

 Thanks to the Canadian Military for providing men and a comfortable shelter for one station to operate. We had another station operating from a tent and the club station. Conditons were not great this year, but we had a lot of fun.




Ham Club of the Week

An interesting Amateur Radio club somewhere across the globe will be linked here each week.

This week (Apr. 16, 2018)  is

 Estonian Radio Amateurs Union.



At The LARC December Meeting 

At the December meeting of LARC a number of awards were handed out. Ham of the year award went to Jim Morris, VA3AHQ, Awards of recognition went to Tom Pillon, VE3HOR and Frank Birch VE3FBZ.. awards were presented by LARC president, Dave McCarter VE3GSO. A Special award of recognition went to John Pedersen VE3MGR. These awards were all for the contribution and time spent in setting up the new club station and the renovations at the 427 Wing.





Interesting Articles 

Article with Ham radio implications here.

Piecework at the nano assembly line article is here.

Dance of auroras: First direct observation of electron frolic, here.

Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole, here.

Physicists create new form of light, here.

System draws power from daily temperature swings, here.

Graphene on toast, anyone? -Scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard, here.

Can a cockroach teach a robot how to scurry across rugged terrain? -Bug research paves the way for search-and-rescue and exploration tasks, here.

Upcoming Events


Contest: Ontario QSO Party April 21/22 More information here.

April 19th LARC Exec Meeting


 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). 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.


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. 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.

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.


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






Tuesday Morning Coffee, Hams are welcome to our Tuesday morning get together at Cherryhill Village Mall, 301 Oxford St W, London.

You will usually find us in the food court after 9:00 am.


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