Today is only the beginning, it is not the end!

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Thanks for Visiting Your New SARL Website

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 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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SARL has a new certificate:  Please go to the Operating menu and check out the Land of the Living Skies Certificate.

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Local Ham needs some assistance:  I have word that a ham in Hanley is is need of someone who is willing to climb a 48 foot tower to repair the beam to rotor mount.  For more information, please contact Larry VE5WX at:  1-306-544-2792

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Just a reminder to those who wish to put an article into the next QSO.  Your articles/pictures need to be sent to me no later than January 15th.  Thanks everyone.  Val, VE5ACJ


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SARL MEMBERSHIP: Hi everyone. I have been checking the membership list. My thanks to all of you who have paid to this point. I have noticed that that there are a large number of hams who have not renewed for for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Please check your membership card as soon as possible and if the date is 2016, your dues are due. I do realize that some of you are farmers, and are up to your eyeballs in crops.

Just drop me a line to let me know that you will pay shortly. Thanks so much everyone, really hate to lose any of our valued members!

73 Val Sec/Treas

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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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SARL:  2017 Hamfest

 If your club would be interested in hosting 2017 hamfest, please let Val know.  She put your club name down.  Please let her know by end of Feb. 2017 otherwise SARL will just be having an AGM which is a must.  

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Club Ditches Hats After Rude Comments


By WBØRUR, on the scene

BEAVER PASS, Georgia – In what is being called a completely unexpected turn of events, members of a central Georgia radio club have opted to forgo their idea of wearing matching apparel at local hamfests.

“We thought it would be a great way to build unity and club morale,” says Archie Smithpeters, President of the Georgia Peaches Radio Club. “But it had just the opposite effect.”

Eyewitnesses say the 12 radio club members were heckled and harassed while attending the “Great Southeast Ham Radio Swap” held in late October at an Atlanta suburb conference center.

“It was bad enough that they were making fun of our bright purple polo shirts. But then we all donned our neon yellow berets to walk the exhibit floor. The cat calls and laughs were really just too much to take,” said Smithpeters.

Hamfest organizers say the rude comments came from just a few attendees; most hams attending thought the brightly colored bunch were members of an ethnic dance troop headed to a nearby quinceanera.

Regardless, Smithpeters says the yellow berets have been discarded and the club will only wear flashing LED call signs on their shirts from this point forward.

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

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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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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 .

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Just want to wish all who have a Birthday , Anniversary or other special event in all the very best that life can offer.





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