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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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Thank you everyone for coming to the 2018 Hamfest.

We had a fantastic turnout with 22 tables booked, with lots of wonderful treasures to be had.  Lunch was catered by Chiller's Pub & Eatery, and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.  Door prizes were varied from prizes for YLs, XYL's and OMs.

Peggy, VE5ACT had an awesome presentation on Women's Health.  From what was said, the YLs that attended gleaned a lot of information that they did not know.  Thank you Peggy, you are a wonderful lady. 

General Elections were held, and Bob, VE5LTD was re-elected as President, Carla, VE5YAK was elected as Treasurer.  The position of Secretary is vacant  and the directors will decide whom they will apoint for the interim position.

All directors are retaining their position, with the exception of Keely, VA5KRS was elected and will take over from Ken, VE5BI as the SW & Area Rep, and Ned, VE5NED was elected for Saskatoon City.

Thank you to all the members of SARL for your support over the past 13 years that you gave me as your Secretary/Treasurer.  I will continue as the Webmaster and member.  I will continue to accept the membership fees until after the books are audited.  So please send your renewals to Val or to 263-325 4th Ave. S.W. Moose Jaw, S6H 5V1 

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Val, VE5ACJ

 

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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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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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The following are Accredited Examiners, and are all associated with SARL:

Hein Bertram, VE5TEN Preeceville This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bob Drayer, VE5CQ Sturgis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ray Gowan, VE5XRA Swift Current This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barry Mackenzie, VE5TRF Moose Jaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Val Lemko, VE5ACJ Moose Jaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bj Madsen, VE5FX Tysdale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wayne Willis, VE5EB Christopher Lake This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about writing your exam, please click on the person's email address closest to your location and your questions will be answered.

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Canadian Callsign Database, please click HERE

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

RAC Info:   Bj Madson VE5FX Mid-West Director

As you may know, your membership expiry date appears on the label of your latest TCA magazine, right above your callsign. Please be sure to renew in time to avoid a lapse in membership.

Also, should you change your address, you are required to inform ISEC within 30 days. You can easily do this using the information in the box at the top of this Report.

One of the concerns which affect the availability of callsigns is the issue of Silent Keys. If ISEC is not informed by the receipt of either an obituary or a death certificate of the passing of an Amateur, they will keep that callsign registered to that individual until the age of 125 years! Please take the time to inform them of the passing of any of your licensed friends or relatives.

On another note I would like to bring to your attention the following according to Industry Canada, a call sign will be issued using a prefix based on where the applicant resides. An amateur who subsequently changes his residence from one call sign prefix area to another shall apply for a change of call sign with the prefix allocated for this new area of operation.

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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

 

 

all the very best that life can offer.

 

 

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