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CW Course and Kit Building Sessions by LARC

The London Amateur Radio Club (LARC) announces the availability of a CW course and sessions of kit building. Both should be fun to participate in, if you are interested, then this should be a good way to get better at code, and dust off those kits, it is now time to dig those old kits out of storage and get them built.

CW Course

Requests for a CW course, to get the participant up to a workable 20 wpm, have been answered. Mitch Powell, VE3OT and long time CW instructor, will begin a CW course on Thursday, January 11th, 2018, starting at 19:00 EST (location to be announced). Several classroom sessions will be supported by nightly on air CW practice sessions. If you don’t have an 80m CW receiver, see the announcement below on kit building. The Koch method of CW instruction may be helpful to you and free software is available at g4fon.net

Kit Building Sessions

Want to learn how to put together a radio kit, but are concerned your soldering or toroid winding skill could use some improvement? Have a kit you started years ago and want to finish someday? Need a simple CW receiver for off air code practice? These sessions, conducted by knowledgeable hams every Saturday morning starting at 10:00 EST on January 13th, 2018, and held at the LARC Club station, will help you get over any hurdles, advise how to build and test any project you decide to tackle. You may wish to build something simple, or something complex, pretty much anything! Type “Radio Kit” into a Google search and see how much choice is out there. Our first session might just be about making an intelligent choice!

Please RSVP your interest in attending these CW and/or Kit Building sessions to Dave McCarter at VE3GSO@gmail.com

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ARRL International Grid Chase

ARRL just announced the ARRL International Grid Chase for 2018. The goal of the “grid chase” is to work as many grid squares as possible. Contest log submissions are required to be done using LOTW, for both parties. For all of the rules, click on the Link below.

Link to Announcements/Rules

Comment: Requiring both parties to log their contacts in LOTW and only then does the contact count towards your grid chase is a major restriction on contacts in this grid chase. QSLs don’t count, only LOTW contact entries count. What percent of those you might contact will actually be in the LOTW program? According to statistics on the LOTW home page, there are 100,000 users of LOTW, this represents a small minority of hams worldwide.

Field Day 2017

Some photographs of Field Day 2017 taken by Brad VE3NRJ:

2016 Field Day

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EARS will be operating Field Day 2016 at the Keystone Complex in Shedden, ON from 10 AM Saturday June 25 until 12 noon Sunday June 26. Come on out and visit us.

Link to times when the Field Day bulletins will be sent out: 2016-w1aw-sked

CF31CER – Special Call

31st CER HQ

CME_CrestThe Elgin Amateur Radio Society (EARS) would like to announce that a special call CF31CER has been obtained to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Elgin Regiment, The Elgins 31st CER (Combat Engineers Regiment). This call will be used for the period of September 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. All operations will be conducted from the Regiment’s headquarters at 40 Wilson Avenue in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada. A special QSL will be available, QSL via CF31CER@gmail.com.

References: information about the regiment | wiki information

EARS Field Day 2013

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2013 Field Day at Shedden

Photo Gallery

Video

Field Day – a la Mary Poppins