Military / Ham Radio Exercise "Trillium Venture" - May 4,5


On the weekend of May 4/5, there will be an unusual radio exercise involving both military radio operations by the 31 Signals Regiment, and NVIS Ham radio operations by ham radio clubs in Southern Ontario.


It will have 2 continuous nets, and participating hams will be working in shifts and sleeping over. The 8 locations involved range from Clinton up to Lions Head, but we hope to be assigned to the Southern locations.


If this sounds interesting, have a look at this website:


and consider filling out the questionnaire.


- Doug Elliott  /  instructor at LARC dot ca



Get your certificate to commemorate the 2024th Edition of the 2 Meter Net:

Get your personalized certificate once you have made a successful contact with the Monday Night 2 Meter Net on April 1st. All you have to do is after completing your QSO enter your callsign below and click on submit. Please allow us until the next Tuesday to enter our logs. The certificate will be in PDF format. After the certificate is shown, you can print it, save it, e-mail it, frame it, etc.

Here is a sample of the certificate.


Information on Solar Eclipse
How to Watch Saturday's Solar Eclipse | WIRED
Presentation: Dave McCarter VE3EI on April 8th Total Solar Eclipse
The RCAF Centennial runs for the entire month of April. There will be a RCAF station operating from each province except Manitoba. In addition to qsl cards, we will be offering a certificate to those who work all the participating special event stations. Monitor DXSummit to find stations that may be on the air. If you are interested in operating, contact Rick Brown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get you on the air from home or the club station. More details to follow on
LARC Board Nominations and Election

To all members in good standing of the London Amateur Radio Club.


The process of the LARC election of the Board of Directors is upon us once again.

By now you should have received an e-mail notification concerning the nomination and election process.

Please check your Junk folders too.

If you think you haven't received this e-mail, contact the Election committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



L.A.R.C. Special Award

25th Presentation Milestone

The members of the London Amateur Radio Club award this plaque in appreciation of thought provoking and cutting-edge annual science presentations spanning 25 years : 

Michael Cook VE3ZMC

For his ability to educate most of his audience while putting the rest to sleep!

Mike Cook VE3ZMC on the left, receiving the award from LARC president Rick Brown, VE3IMG


SSTV and DExNet to VE3LON

Due to issues with MGI the above mentioned Nets are moving to LON (147.060+ T 114.8)

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

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.

Download the Flyer here.



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.



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 $15.00.

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.