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Thanks Ken, VE5KC

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.

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AN APPEAL FOR HELP

The Avonlea Repeater Group is asking for your help.

 an appeal on behalf of the members of the Avonlea Repeater organization for some support from the rest of the ham community.  The repeater is such an asset to the Amateur Radio community in Southern Sask. it would be quite a loss to have it shut down permanently. That is what the outcome of this present financial crisis will lead to if more people do not step forward. We have some volunteers who spend their time and effort to keep it running but the cash costs are barely being covered and it would be nice to supply some upgrades to the equipment and maybe a bit of gas money to the folks who drive those miles to visit the site.

I know for a fact that the Avonlea Repeater has long range capabilities.  While driving to Yorkton on one of our annual adventures, my husband and I were talking to a couple of hams from the Assiniboia area.  We were going east on Hwy 10 and then made a turn to head to Leroy.  We got up into the hills and that is when we lost signal.  But we had a wonderful chat this these 2 hams all the way from Moose Jaw.  Coming home, we once again picked up some hams and talked all the way back home.  Sure made a long drive seem a bit shorter.

For more information on how you can help, please get hold of Doug Pfaff

Email: doug.pfaff@sasktel.net

Thanks in advance.

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