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.
This next article was sent to me by Chris VE5BAR. Very interesting things are happening from the planet to outer space. Thanks Chris, greatly appreciate the info
NASA undertook an experiment to contact the Juno spacecraft as it flew by earth in an effort to obtain more speed using the sling shot affect of gravity assist on its way to Jupiter. The spacecraft was launched August 5, 2011 and will arrive to study planet Jupiter in July of 2016.
The experiment that involved ham radio was for hundreds of operators to key down at a certain time on a given frequency and if the spacecraft heard the transmission it would send Morse code back on the same frequency. For more information on the Juno mission and to learn more about the ham radio project check out the Internet links shown below
Juno Mission main web page http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html
Video on ham radio Juno experiment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_yqHy_MpNiQ
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 September all the best.