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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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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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Ham Club Squabble Over Field Day Preps Ends With Fisticuffs

By WBØRUR, on the scene

GOLDEN SPIKE, Montana – The monthly meeting of the Gold Diggers Amateur Radio Club ended abruptly last night at the local Sizzler when insults and yeast rolls were hurled.

Lou Rodden, the club president, says it began as the club was discussing Field Day preparations.

Club member Junior Brown says someone else can handle ordering food for Field Day this year. “We just made it through the first trip to the buffet line when it escalated out of control. There’s bad blood and tension among members after the fiasco of last year.”

Previously, club members brought “pot-luck” food and shared their contributions with others. However, last year, the club majority voted to cater a meal, rather than prepare on-site.

“Unfortunately, Junior Brown – the person responsible for the catering last year – forgot to order it. It was like working QSOs at a funeral wake after that,” says Rodden.

Watonga County Sheriff’s Deputy “Diamond Jim” Simpson investigated the disturbance at the Sizzler last night.

“Someone said quote, ‘Eat hearty. There won’t be any food at Field Day if Junior is involved.'”

“It really was a mess. They knocked $50 worth of sirloin tips off the cutting board, landed a big cloverleaf roll in the French dressing and spilled two pots of vegetable soup onto an elderly lady celebrating her 80th birthday.”

No arrests were made, but the group was issued a warning for unruly conduct and advised to hold meetings elsewhere from this point forward.

Rodden says they’ll resume Field Day discussions in two weeks when the club meets at St. Mary Francis Parochial School at 7:00 p.m.

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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.

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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"You know you're old when your wife gives up sex for Lent, and you don't realize it till the Fourth of July"

Milton Merle

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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 March all the best.  






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