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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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Man Controls House Cat with 40M Signal

 

By WBØRUR, on the scene

PENGUIN REEF, FLORIDA – A local ham radio operator is making news headlines for what may be a first: a radio-controlled domestic house cat. Walt Munkhausen of 489 Boca Raton Parkway says he was working 40 meter PSK31 when he noticed something very strange.

“It happened entirely by accident. I sent MACRO #3 (SIGNAL REPORT/QTH/NAME) and Mr. Whiskers ran in a counter-clockwise direction. After a few QSOs and giving the cat a chance to rest, it wasn’t too difficult to develop a setcatPSK31sm of macros so I could ‘drive him’ around the house like a model car.”

Munkhausen says Mr. Whiskers – a family pet – was never a very good mouser, but enjoys lounging in the retired steelworker’s radio room. The next project on the ham’s work bench is an Arduino powered micro-transmitter to mount on the animal’s collar to automatically monitor litter box usage and start a 7.070 MHz QSO when the box needs changing.

“I’m incorporating the 5-9-9 signal report system,” he adds. “And let’s just say your nose doesn’t want to smell anything less than a 5-5-9.”

Right now, Munkhausen says the cat only responds to 40 meters; but adds the family dog begins to act strange when he transmits on 15 meter SSB.

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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.   The deadline for the next QSO will be April 4th.  and 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.

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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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"You Never Know What You Can Do Till You Try"

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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 February all the best.  

 

 

 

 

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