The new Mobile Shack ready for field day...complete with all the extras! Take a look at my new 2 meter beam...I shore are proud of it!

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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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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KH6BB HF Operation

Murray Crandon, VE5MC announces that he will be active, (along with other guest operators), as KH6BB from the USS Missouri Battleship on Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 from approximately 12:30pm CST - 2:30pm CST, (18:30z-20:30z).

Operation will likely take place on 20 meter SSB. He will “self spot” on the dx spotting network if he is able. Murray isexcited to operate from KH6BB; a station that he contacted over 11 years ago from his home qth in Moose Jaw. Please call him if you hear him!

More information can be found at:





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FCC Expanding License Printing Options

By WB0RUR, on the scene

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a shocking turnaround, the Federal Communications Commission has reversed its decision to halt the printing of paper amateur radio licenses. In fact, federal administrators say they will do just the opposite and expand printing options available to ham operators.

"We really didn't understand the outcry that would come from the ham radio community," says Pontus "Smokey" Blumenthal, FCC spokesman "We are getting a lot of bad press on the forums, in social media and at ham club meetings. We were only attempting to reduce overhead, lower our expenses and bring the budget more in line with expected revenues. But we may have been shortsighted and are now seeing new cash flow opportunities."

Blumenthal says effective April 1, applicants receiving a new license or current amateurs renewing existing licenses may opt for one of several print options for a nominal charge. At press time those options are:

      • Plain paper; license emailed to you; print at home: FREE
      • Heavy card stock print at agency and shipped in mailing tube to your home: $19.95 plus shipping and handling
      • "Old World Style" parchment  with the words "Past Here Be Sea Monsters" along the margins, printed and shipped to your house in well-packed box: $49.95 plus tip for the delivery guy.
    • Richly colored vellum paper with license info printed in squid ink; printed and shipped to your home in a hermetically sealed box: $129.95 
    • License printed on actual 1-inch thick sheet of lucite suitable for use as an entire radio operating desk top; printed by laser etcher and shipped via common carrier truck to your residence (no P.O. Box delivery): $1299
    • Deer hide license  Tanned 3x3deer hide(shown to the right),license is hand printed by Native American Navajo artisans using buffalo ink; printed and shipped to your home in a secured shipping container accompanied by armed guard: $4250 (Note: the FCC does not keep deer hide in stock and must dispatch a team of hunters each time an order is placed, so be patient.)

Blumenthal says all hams should take advantage of this new vanity licensing printing program. However he encourages orders to be placed soon; they are managed on a first come, first served basis.

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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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"A Successful Team is a Group of Many Hands but of One Mind"

Bill Bethel

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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 April all the best.  






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