The new Mobile Shack ready for field day...complete with all the extras! Take a look at my new 2 meter beam...I shore are proud of it!

Thanks for Visiting Your New SARL Website

At the very bottom of this page, just above the copyright you will see a + - reset. If you are having a problem reading the print on this website, click the + sign 2 or 3 times, and the print will become larger. If you forget how many times you clicked, just press the reset and it will go back to the original size. I had this put in as I know there are times when my eyes are not as good as they should be due to that thing they call "Aging". Hope this helps all those with eye problems not just us older hams.

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Please go to Saskatchewan Hamfest page for all updates to the 2015 Hamfest.  More information will be posted as it is received.

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 This is a very interesting article on Solar Flares and HF Propagation.  Click FDIM81 for PDF.

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KH6BB HF Operation

Murray Crandon, VE5MC announces that he will be active, (along with other guest operators), as KH6BB from the USS Missouri Battleship on Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 from approximately 12:30pm CST - 2:30pm CST, (18:30z-20:30z).

Operation will likely take place on 20 meter SSB. He will “self spot” on the dx spotting network if he is able. Murray isexcited to operate from KH6BB; a station that he contacted over 11 years ago from his home qth in Moose Jaw. Please call him if you hear him!

More information can be found at:





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Wofargs HT's


By WBØRUR, on the scene

FISH BAIT, Washington. A new fad in amateur radio communications across the tiny hamlet of Fish Bait, Washington, has left the local VHF repeater quiet.

Fish Bait Amateur Radio Club President Jakob Rovingmeyer of Eastern Evergreen Parrish, says problems started last month after everyone in the club bought an inexpensive $35 Chinese handie-talkie.

"We agreed that we should test a unit or two and determine the reliability of the Wofarg HT.  Before you know it, they were selling 'em like hot cakes to us. Within two weeks, there were 25 or more Wofargs' in the club".

Poor receiver sensitivity and four watts output means conversations on the repeater are very rare now.

"With the topography in Fish Bait, no one is able to hit the repeater. And when you can, no one hears it".

Rovingmeyer says radio communication is so poor, they can't hold their regular club net to plan another in-person meeting; so they're stuck using the HTs for now.

"Maybe I"ll bump into a few of the guys down at the barber shop next week when I get my hair cut",says Rovingmeyer. "But, hey, until then, we're saving a ton of money on our repeater electricity bill".

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For Membership renewals or to Join SARL, please go to the Forms page. You may still mail in a cheque or you can now use our pay on-line using PayPal.

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The purpose of this site is to help share knowledge about events, clubs and Amateur radio groups throughout Saskatchewan. We hope you will enjoy our new site, with a different look.

Here in Western Canada the vast open spaces make for some interesting challenges for Amateur Radio. We have a relatively small population compared to our land mass. Over the years Saskatchewan radio operators have tried to bridge the distance gap with a combination of different linking techniques. These are comprised of a radio and Internet based repeaters throughout the southern and northern areas.

There is also activity in the High Frequency radio bands with Nets to help those outside the reach of VHF & UHF repeaters. Please join with us here on the website where we try and bring areas of our province closer together by learning a little about different clubs, organizations and the events and activities they take part in.

SARL Directors & Executive.

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For change of address for IC/RAC/SARL, please go to the Membership Infomation page.

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SARL Membership Dues are DUE

I have been going through the records and there are several members who have not paid for their 2014/2015 memberships.  Please check your membership card and if it has 2014 on it, then please send in your cheque asap.  

SARL has been growing by leaps and bounds and I am so happy that we have so many paid up members.

If you go to the Forms Page, we now have On-line payments.  I hope folks try out this option.

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Hopefully everyone has received their QSO.   Please let me know if you did not receive it.  Deadline for the Ham-fest Issue will have to be to me no later than June 5th.  Keep those articles coming.  

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Please check out the New  Help Wanted section under Operating.

Have also now got a page called Do You Like CW, check it out.

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We now have a Swap'n'Shop section on the website.  If you have anything you want to sell, or need, please send your information to me, include your name, contact information, what it is you are selling, please include picture if possible (do not resize) and any other information that you think is required.  Please send everything to Val at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will get it posted for you. Thanks so much.

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"Our life cannot always be full of happiness but it can always be full of life"


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Anyone who took pictures at any of the ham-fests (even the older ones - pre 2005)

please send to Val VE5ACJ by snail mail or by email .

please don't re-size

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Just want to wish all who have a Birthday , Anniversary or other special event in May all the best.  






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