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Thanks for Visiting Your New SARL Website

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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We need a New Editor for the QSO as soon as possible.  If you are interested in applying for this easy job, please get hold of Val (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) .  I will give you the email and postal addresses of the members.  Due to 3 upcoming eye surgeries, I cannot carry on with the QSO for the time being.  

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We have a new Link on the Link's page, New Zealand Communications

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This is a very interesting article on Solar Flares and HF Propagation.  Click FDIM81 for PDF.

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Optimistic 6m DXer Ready for Opening of the Year 

By K5KAC, on the scene

LOW POINT, ILLINOIS — It’s that magic time of year,” said Saul Stuss, as he tested the SWR on a neglected rotatable aluminum dipole hanging in his backyard. “Last year I was able to get in one complete DX QSO before the band quit on me. I can’t wait to see what happens this year!”

If Saul is able to make more than one DX QSO on 6m, he will join a handful of hams who were able to complete the impressive feat. There have been claims that the NRRL is currently in the process of minting “about a dozen” coins for hams who are able to work 6m long this year.

For a period of time in the late 80s through the 90’s, it was believed that it was possible to make many contacts on the 6m band, however the majority of these QSOs have been attributed to cordless phone interference. “I try to forget that part of my life and look forward to the next opening!” Saul stated emphatically.

As of press time, the squelch had broken on Saul’s transceiver once, but he was in the kitchen and signals had faded by the time he made it to his rig.

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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

Please remember that your 2015/2016 memberships are due August 31, 2015 

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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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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" Don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."

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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 August all the best.  

 

 

 

 

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