Canwarn Net Announcement


This message is from Brett Gilbank - VE3ZBG, CANWARN Manager

Effective immediately, CanWarn nets for sharing observations of severe weather will be held on the

VE3GYQ repeater, at 145.350 MHz, negative offset, PL tone 114.8

This will improve our ability to communicate about weather which often approaches from the West.

Our thanks to SORT for making this excellent repeater available. 


Newsflash - Hex Fixed! 

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Many "hams" makes light work. The question is how many Hams does it take to fix and put up a Hex. The answer is here.

A single supporting rod was split by the storm, but fortunately, the piece was replaced and the antenna is back in working order.

Thanks to Frank, VE3FBZ, Mike, VE3ZMC, Jim, VA3AHQ, Doug, VA3DAE, Paul, VE3PIK, Richard, VE3RV and Tom VE3HOR.


Emergency Preparedness Week Special Events Results

From Dave Lambert - VE3KGK: Emergency Preparedness Week event Coordinator:

I would like to thank each of you who participated as operators for offering to help put this special event on the air. 

Following are the stats for the special event VB3EMS, which ended Saturday May 21, 2022.




For all you space buffs, check out the NASA On the Air 2022 (NOTA) site here.



Newsflash - Hex "Hexed"


The storm of May 21, 2022 did some damage to our hex beam.

The curse of the Derecho.

A derecho (pronounced "deh-REY-cho") is a widespread, long-lasting wind storm accompanied by a band of quickly moving showers or thunderstorms. These storms are typically caused by a large scale disturbance in the atmosphere that produces strong winds and heavy rain or snow.


John athteshop

John Pedersen - VE3MGR - SK

1944 - 2022

Obituary can be viewed here.

A message from Dave McCarter - VE3EI / VE3GSO:


LARC wishes to announce that A Celebration of Life will be held to honour John Pedersen, VE3MGR.

The event will be held at the 427 Wing, 2155 Crumlin Rd, on Saturday, June 4th.  The doors will be opened at 10:00am and the ceremony will start at 11:00.

Following the ceremony, LARC will provide refreshments at the picnic tables and in the LARC Club Station.

If you knew John you are aware that John didn't like a fuss, particularly when it involved him.  So we are going to risk embarassing John again by acknowledging our loss of a good friend.

Please plan to be there.






It's back.....2022 ARRL Field Day is June 25-26, beginning at 1800 UTC (2:00pm) and the location will be at the Club station. The LARC Club station is located at, 427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447)
Details on the ARRL site
To contact the LARC organizers email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hope to see everyone there.
 Events For LARC Members to Participate and Past Meetings

Special Event : National EMS Week (VB3EMS)

Special Event : Queen's Jubilee

Special Group : PI and Kit Builders

Club Meetings :  Meeting Information

Previous Meetings of LARC held on Zoom for 2021-2022 can be found here.

Past Meeting Videos for the club Centennial can be found here.


Saturday May 7th was a Stripping Session at the LARC Club Station. Members including Jorge Forero, Randy Greig, John Visser Sr, Dave McCarter, Rick Brown, Dave White, and Paul Picot disassembled the electronic scrap from the new VE3OME repeater shed located at the base of the CFPL-TV tower. 

In the picture Dave, Rick and Paul undo hardware from the strobe light controller assembly.  It was a lot of fun.

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LARC Board of Directors Election Announcement

As President Rick Brown noted in the LARC Club meeting held on May 5, 2022, the number of nominations for Directors was seven (7). Since there are seven director positions for the LARC board, there was no requirement for an election this time. The members of the new LARC board are:

Rick Brown - VE3IMG

Mike Cook - VE3ZMC

Richard Finn - VE3PNK / VE3RV

Jorge Forero - VE3EAD

Dave McCarter - VE3GSO / VE3EI

Paul Picot - VE3PIK

Bogdan Scarlatescu - VE3YOB

This new board will take charge mid-June 2022. 

A big thank you goes to Doug Elliott - VA3DAE, who has served as a board member for many years and will continue to serve LARC as Education and Emergency Preparedness coordinator.


 Want to become part of this great hobby!

From the Saturday after Labour day to early December, excluding the Thanksgiving weekend, 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.


Upcoming Events and Calendar

The calendar for meetings and events can be viewed here.


 Club Meetings: Meetings are held on Zoom until further notice.

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

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.