Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Albert Einstein 


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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Please click Voting Ballot to download the PFD. Please follow the instructions below.

Please send them in as soon as possible.  They must be back to Val no later that July 24th in order to be counted at the AGM

Please use only if you are sure you CANNOT come to the hamfest/AGM. Your Votes count. If you are using the ballot:

If there is more than 1 ham in the home and they are SARL members, they also are allowed to vote….please make sure you send those along as well.

1. Download the pdf
2. The form allows you to fill it in while on line.
3. Once you have filled it in, please save it as “My Vote.pdf” ( you don’t need the quotation marks.)
4. Then send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and attach the My Vote pdf
5. Your vote will be counted at the AGM.
6. Just make sure your name and callsign are on the form.
7. Please send the completed form asap. Thank you.

If you recieve by mail, and there are 2 hams (or more) in the family at home and they are members of SARL,  please place their votes under yours, and also their name and callsign.


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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:  2016 Hamfest/Flea-market/AGM 

July 30, 2016
7:30 am -12:30 pm

Please go to the Saskatchewan Hamfests page for all the latest information. If you want a table reserved, please get hold of Val and she will put your name down.  Tables are going fast, so sooner is better!


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Local Man Does, In Fact, Own The Frequency


By WBØRUR, on the scene

PORT O’ GLOOM, GEORGIA — A local ham radio operator is facing a significant barrier to getting on the air, and it involves his wife.A Chickasaw County man has become the first amateur radio operator to officially purchase an HF radio frequency, the Federal Communications Commission announced today in a noon hour media luncheon.

Between bites of cucumber sandwiches and small squares of bread slathered with pimento cheese, FCC spokesman Pontus “Smokey” Blumenthal told reporters gathered at the Tri-County Technical College dining hall that the sale is “…part of the government’s plan to generate revenue from ‘under-performing’ slices of the radio spectrum.”

Using a lottery system, local ham radio operator Buzz Sanders (175 Fisherman’s Landing), accepted purchase of 14.281 MHz in the 20 meter amateur radio band.

A retired auto industry worker, Sanders says he’ll pay $2500 for the frequency over 35 monthly payments with a large balloon payment in month 36.

“It seemed like a fair deal to me,” he said. “When I get ready to work a contest, have a rag chew, want to tune up on the air, or just create some random QRM, I can use 14.281. And if someone gets belligerent, I’ll remind them that as a matter of fact I DO own the frequency!”

Sanders says he’s already thinking about subletting the frequency after several large contesting organizations contacted him in recent days.

Blumenthal shared that the FCC is also considering a “lease-to-own” frequency program, with the option to return the frequency to the government at the end of the lease term if propagation isn’t suitable to the operator.

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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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