Events & Info
Thanks for visiting the 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 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
Please check out the New Help Wanted section under Operating.
Message from Gordon, VE5UJ, our Past President
Executive and all members of SARL
It has been an enlightening and interesting two years as president of SARL and I must thank those that had enough confidence in my experience to allow me to“lead for a time”. Like most of us I was not yet a licensed Radio Amateur when SARL was formed, during a time when Saskatchewan hams first acquired call letter license plate privileges in the 1950s. Then in the 1960s, when bureaucratic overbearing threatened these privileges as well as the Amateur Radio to Telephone interconnect known as the phone patch, SARL executive members were able to negotiate a settlement agreeable to all.
In more recent years, SARL has had it’s ups and downs but has re-invented itself in response to some of the dynamic radio operator types who could see a purpose for a Provincial Amateur Radio organization. The QSO newsletter has always been a bright spot for my interest and indeed I have boxes of them to be revisited for their historic value alone. The older we get, the clearer our perspective of the progress of the science and of the hobby we all love. The state of the art, and it’s history is contained in the writings of the past masters in provincial publications as well as QST, CQ, 73 and Ham Radio. The editorials in those publications have much to say about the people and events responsible for setting the course to the hobby and privileges we enjoy in the 21st century.
I would encourage the members who have been supporting the QSO newsletter with their submissions to continue. As well I hope the new president has as rewarding time with the association as I have had.
Thankyou and 73 Gordon, VE5UJ
Ham-fest 2014 is now over, Murray VE5MC has finished doing the photo with names and call-signs. If you would like one mailed to you, please send me your info.
Hamfest 2014 picture
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Special Thanks to Murray Crandon VE5MC for doing the group photo.
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 July all the best.