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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Those of you who receive the Provincial Newsletter by email, it should be in your box.  Those that receive by snail mail you should receive in the week of the 13th.  

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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If you have anything you would like to see in SARL Provincial News , please send  it to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Wife Installs Pay-As-You-Go Device On Radio


Ham Hijinks staff report

BONIFACE, Minnesota — A local ham radio operator is facing a significant barrier to getting on the air, and it involves his wife.

Wendy Johansson, a self-described entrepreneur, has turned her husband’s hobby into an income generator. She drives a new car, wears expensive furs and takes exotic vacations.

Johansson was reached by satellite phone while on a cruise of the River Nile in Egypt. “I had hoped to help moderate his time in his radio room, but instead it became a significant wealth-driver for the family. I’ve been able to send the kids to college and buy some nice purses,” she said.

The source of the wealth? A coin-operated pay-as-you-go device that requires payment before allowing the radio to turn on.

“I didn’t realize how much time I was spending on the radio,” says Luther Johansson, the amateur radio operator.

“At this point, I’ve cleaned up all loose change in the couch cushions and under the car seat, and gone through every pair of pants in my closet. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to resist my five-year-old’s piggy bank,” he said.

Johansson plans to start a Kickstarter account to fund his involvement in the phone portion of Sweepstakes.

“But, this weekend is the trader’s net! I have no idea how I’m going to pay for that air time,” he said.

Mrs. Johansson says she plans to manufacture more of the devices and sell them to other radio wives in nearby clubs.

Ham Hijinks interns are looking into FCC rules regarding this matter. So far, it appears the law says nothing about an XYL having pecuniary interest.

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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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