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Ham Calendar for 2020

LARC activities that involve a group of people getting together are generally being CANCELLED until further notice.

There are no Ham related activities scheduled in the foreseeable future at these locations:

  • 427 Wing, which is closed
  • Secrets of Radar Museum
  • Saturday morning breakfast at Mary's Place

(Weekly activities are summarized at the bottom of this page)

Start__DateEvent NameDescription, Website
Jan 2, 2020LARC Meeting
Jan 25/26Winter Field DayWebsite with rules
Feb 6LARC MeetingDoug Elliott VA3DAE: High Altitude Balloons - Chasing APRS Ghosts
Feb 26Exercise Marconi-BraunCity of London Emergency Exercise to test communications interoperability. Details from Doug Elliott VA3DAE
Mar 5LARC MeetingMike Cook VE3ZMC: We're All in the Dark - An Exploration of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Mar 19LARC Board MeetingCANCELLED. 7:30 PM, at 427 Wing
April 2LARC MeetingCANCELLED Annual Antenna Analysis. A topic of vital interest to hams, with lots of practical ideas.
April 12-19LARC election nominationsNominations can be made from April 12-19 for candidates for the LARC board of directors for 2020/ 2021, via email. Seehttp://LARC.cafor full details.
Apr 26 - May 3LARC electionElection of the LARC board of directors will take place over the internet. LARC members in good standing will be able to vote by following the instructions to be posted on the LARC Website:
May 4Election ResultsThe new board of directors will be announced on the LARC website and the Monday night LARC net on the VA3LON repeater.
Apr 25/26Exercise Arrowhead ResponseCANCELLED. Field Exercise in conjunction with 31 Signal Regiment. Emphasis on HF and Military/Civilian interaction and cooperation. Somewhere North West of London - details to follow
May 7LARC MeetingCANCELLED.Our elections of the members of the LARC board of directors will be done over the internet this year, from April 26 to May 3. Full details are on the LARC website, at:
May 9London EOC Open HouseCANCELLED. The annual London Emergency Operations Centre Open House that starts off Emergency Preparedness Week has been cancelled for this year.
May 10Run for Ovarian CancerHam Participation CANCELLED. This event has been changed into a virtual event, and they will not need assistance of ham radio operators as a result Event Website
May 24LARC Board MeetingStatus TBD.7:30 PM, at 427 Wing
June 4LARC MeetingStatus TBD.Preparations for Summer Field Day, with rising excitement.
June 18LARC Board MeetingStatus TBD.7:30 PM, at 427 Wing
Jun 27/28Summer Field DayThe ARRL seems to be planning for a modified Field Day - see this website
Jul 25/26MS TourHam participation CANCELLED. This year's MS Bike Tour will be a virtual event, and organizers don't think they'll need assistance from Hams.Ham communications support for the annual MS Tour. Bicyclists go from Grand Bend to London, and then back the next day. We need about 20 ham volunteers for Net Control, Checkpoints and the Voyageur vans. Contact Doug Elliott for more info, or visit MS WebsiteCOVID-19 Impact Update
Sep 3LARC Meeting
Sep 11-14Airshow London 2020Activities at 427 Wing may be restricted
Sep 12Ham course startStatus TBD, but unlikely to be traditional classroom environment:Start of LARC Basic Ham License course. Saturday mornings from 9-noon, from first Saturday after Labour day to early December, excluding Thanksgiving weekend. For more information, please contact are considering alternate ways to present the course in case we still have constraints that would prevent the class from physically meeting. More news as our plan solidifies.
Sep 17LARC Board MeetingMeeting time and method TBD.
Sep 20, 9:00 - noonLARC HamfestCancelled: Annual Hamfest at Dorchester Fairgrounds (then head for LARC Centennial celebration!)
Sep 20, noon - eveningLARC Centennial CelebrationCelebration will be done in a different way: LARC has been around for 100 years! Come help us celebrate.
Oct 1, 7:30LARC Meeting
Oct 15LARC Board MeetingMeeting time and method TBD.
Nov 5, 7:30LARC Meeting
Nov 19LARC Board MeetingMeeting time and method TBD.
Dec 3, 6:30LARC MeetingStatus TBD: Annual LARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper. Plan on arriving between 6:30 and 7 PM, so we can set up your culinary contribution and enjoy supper and entertainment.
Dec 12Ham course endMethod of administering the exam TBD: Last session of the Ham course, where the final exam (100 multiple choice questions) is written.
Dec 17LARC Board MeetingMeeting time and method TBD.
Dec 19RAC Winter ContestSee the RAC website for details

Weekly Activities

Day, TimeActivity
Daily, 7PMJO Net, in memory of John Ohnmacht, at 7 PM on the VE3GYQ repeater
Saturdays, 8:30 AM - 10:30CANCELLED until further notice. Hams & Eggs breakfast at Mary's Place restaurant in the Eastown mall near Highbury and Dundas. Everyone welcome!
Saturdays, 10 AM - 1:00CANCELLED until further notice. Activities at the 427 Wing: Tours of the ham facilities, Q & A with experienced hams, Kit building, repair and troubleshooting of gear, operating club radios, sometimes taking part in contests, and a lot of shooting the breeze
Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00From the Saturday after Labour day to early December, excluding the Thanksgiving weekend, we present the Basic Ham license course. Contact for details.
Mondays, 8PMThe Monday night net, led by Brian Bouckley VA3ATB, on VA3LON, 147.06 MHz. This net will be used to pass on LARC updates, and will be a great source of information on the pandemic impact.
Mondays, 8 PMNorthern Ontario Dstar net. No cross connects, Dstar only
Tuesdays, 9AMCANCELLED until further notice,but replaced by the Cherryhill net, Tuesdays at 10:00 on VE3GYQ. Coffee get together in the food court at Cherryhill Mall, 9 AM - 10:30 ish.
Tuesdays, 8 PMElmer Net. A restart of this friendly net just for new Hams to try out new radio gear and practice procedures knowing that you can make mistakes and no one will complain.
Wednesdays, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMCANCELLED until further notice. Kit building at the 427 Wing (and anything else that people want to do)
Wednesdays, 8:00 PMThe ARES net, led by Doug Elliott VA3DAE, on VE3OME, 145.45 MHz
Wednesdays, 21:30 UTCThe YL DX net, on VE3TTT every other Wednesday (International)
Thursdays, 7:30 PMCANCELLED until further notice. LARC Meeting at the 427 Wing on the first Thursday of the month. See LARC.CA for details
Thursdays, 7:30 PMCANCELLED until further notice. LARC Board meeting at the 427 Wing on the third Thursday of the month.
Thursdays, 7:30 PMCANCELLED until further notice. Morse Code practice sessions, on the 2nd, 4th, and occasionally the 5th Thursday of the month
Thursdays, 8 PMThe PROCOMM (Provincial Communications) Net at 8 PM. On all SORT repeaters except VE3GYQ, plus Allstar
Fridays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PMCANCELLED until further notice. Lunch with the 427 Wing folks. Excellent food for $10
Fridays, 8PMTech net, run by Reg in Australia (originally from Ontario). On all SORT repeaters except VE3GYQ, plus Echolink
Fridays, 9PMDstar Digital net, with many cross connects and reflectors linked in. Locally, Dstar is on VE3TTT 442.300+
Saturdays, 7PMTriple T net (originally on VE3TTT) at 7 PM on all SORT repeaters plus Echolink
Sundays, 8 PMThe PROCOMM (Provincial Communications) Net at 8 PM. On all SORT repeaters except VE3GYQ, plus Allstar

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