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Becoming a member or renewing your SAARC Membership

Should you wish to join the SAARC, or renew your membership for 2022, we are accepting donations for the accepted amount of $25.00 annually.

 

Please note, that should you wish to donate any higher amount, the club will gratefully accept this, as a donation toward future club activities, or toward the cost of operating the VE6CAM repeater.

 

The club accepts donations following ways:

The club currently accepts Interact E-Transfers at the address of:  Saarccam @ outlook.com.

 

The club also accepts donations by cheque or money order at the following address:

The Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club

PO Box 1024

Raymond, Alberta, T0K 2S0

 

With either method of donation, please enter a memo describing the reason for your donation, such as your name and call sign.

 

If you have any questions, or if we can be of further assistance, please contact us at info @ saarc.ca.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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Welcome to the Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club.

SAARC is for anyone that is interested in the fascinating world of Amateur Radio.  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or someone just getting started in
this amazing hobby, there is something for you here.  We have members from all walks of life and our HAM community is active and involved.

Our club is one of the oldest in Canada and one of the oldest in the world and was originally formed in 1932  in Lethbridge.  Come enjoy our club and the
many personalities that form it and get involved.  We look forward to communicating with you either on the air or at one of our many social gatherings held throughout the year.

Come on out and join
us.

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR SITE

SOME OF THE THINGS WE DO AS HAM RADIO OPERATORS

  1. FIELD DAY OPERATIONS
  2. SWAP MEETS
  3. ANNUAL CORN ROAST
  4. ANTENNA WORK
  5. WEEKLY RADIO NETS

Notice

Covid19 has SUSPENDED ALL IN-PERSON MEETINGS for the club until the pandemic is over.  We have regular club meetings on the second Friday night on Zoom
at 8:00PM. We also hold the CAM Net on Wednesday nights at 8:00Pm on the VE6CAM repeater at 146.88 Mhz and every Saturday morning for the HF Breakfast
Club Net on 3690 Khz at 9:00AM local time.  See you there.

Ham Radio Central for Lethbridge and surrounding area.

Please note, that this website is currently under construction.

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Contact Us

Contacting the Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Should you wish to contact us, please use the E-mail address info @ saarc.ca. You may also use the following contact form to send us a message.

Alternatively, you may write to us at the following mailing address:

Southern Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 1024
Raymond, Alberta, T0K 2S0

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Who we are

Who we are in the
Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Our list executives who were elected for 2021:

  1. President – Cory Martin – VE6COR
  2. Vice President – Tom Buchanan – VE6ARG
  3. Secretary – Brian Layton – VE6LAY
  4. Treasurer – Tom Martins – VE6TRM
  5. Director (communications) – Tom Buchanan – VE6ARG
  6. Director – Gary Wheeler – VE6CV
  7. Director – Renze Dam – VE6DC
  8. Director – Peter Pankonin – VA6ARI

What we do

What we do

SAARC is a diverse club with many skills and activities available through our members.  Anything from assisting you with antenna assembly and erection
to measuring the performance of your equipment and antennas.

Becoming a Ham: We can teach you how to become a radio amateur using the most modern and accepted methods that will all but guarantee you will be successful
in obtaining your basic or advanced certificate.  We have mentors (Elmer’s) that are more than willing to share their experiences in amateur radio with
you and you can see how an operating shack functions and perhaps even get a chance to talk to people around the world.  We even have a couple of examiners
as a members of our club for when you’re ready to write your Industry Canada exam and become a ham.  The club holds Basic and Advanced courses in the fall
of every year.  These are popular courses that put you in front of a real ham radio station learning from someone that is experienced and successful as
a trainer.

Technical Assistance: We have experienced electronics technicians capable of repairing and aligning any type or vintage of equipment and putting it back
into as new operating condition.  As well we have a huge reservoir of knowledge when it comes to creating equipment and antennas by people who have plenty of experience.

Monthly Meetings: We hold monthly meetings on the second Friday of the month on Zoom, due to the current Covid pandemic restrictions. Please contact us if you are interested in attending, anyone is welcome!

you can learn new techniques on just about anything dealing with ham radio and will rub shoulders with some of the most experienced amateur radio operators
in the province of Alberta.  Come on out and join us.  The meetings are fun and educational.  We often have guest speakers that we bring in from all across
the province to dazzle and delight us.

Events: Every year we put together a field day event that is well attended and is open to everyone to participate.  Field day is an emergency simulation
with tight rules set by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and it takes talent and energy to setup a complete station in an hour and be on the air
having conversations (QSO) with other stations around the globe using emergency power.
We hold social events from time to time as well with the whole family invited to participate.  These events provide us all with a way to meet the others
and their families and have a fun time together.  For instance one of our members puts on an annual Corn Roast at his property that everyone is welcome
to.

Our Repeater: We also are the keepers of our excellent repeater VE6CAM on 146.88 Mhz.  This repeater is located 50 km north east of Lethbridge on the Black
Spring ridge.  It provides coverage all over southern Alberta and is entirely off the grid in terms of power.

We are affiliated with the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC).

Join the Club: Keep up-to-date on the happenings of our club on this site and fell free to contact us to join the group.  Our dues for 2022 are only $25.00 for the year and that’s a bargain in anybody’s eyes.  Join us now and welcome to SAARC.