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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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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I understand that the Moose Jaw Flea-Market was a huge success.  I saw many familiar faces and Barry VE5TRF said he had more tables this year than he has had for years.  Thank you Saskatchewan hams, for making it a great day.  Know the driving was terrible due to the high winds, but all had a good time. 

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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.

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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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Club Newsletter Causes Controversy

By K5KVN, on the scene

LAZY COVE, CALIFORNIA — A local radio club’s idea to encourage inactive members to get back on the air is making waves in the amateur radio hobby.

The club first started publishing their new “silent key” section in their newsletter last month. Since then, newsletter editor Paul Ramond has endured dozens of phone calls, hundreds of emails and heated exchanges on the local repeater.

“Look, it was supposed to be a way for us to list members that hadn’t been heard on the local nets in a while, that’s all,” explained Ramond. “I guess we didn’t put much thought into what we called it.”

A “silent key” is a phrase used by ham radio operators to signify when someone has died. Several people whose names appeared on the list were upset, to say the least.

“My wife received a phone call on Tuesday asking if she was selling my radio gear now that I had passed. It was very traumatic for her,” said Wilford Draymeyer, one of the hams on the list.

The club is taking the criticism in stride and plans to use what they hope is a less controversial name for the feature in next month’s newsletter: List of Inactive Dudes (LIDs)

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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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To those who work in Acres not in hours - We thank you."


"you've come a long way from this"

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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



 all the very best that life can offer.




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