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Month: May 2023

CAM Repeater Field Trip

Looking east on Highway 23 and TR 12-4
  • Saturday, June 3, 11:00 am
  • Everyone is welcome to attend.

We will be going out to the CAM repeater to see the site and do some work on the repeater and equipment as needed. Brian VE6LAY will be meeting us at 11 am just north of Barons on the corner of Highway 23 and Township Road 12-4, and we will be heading over to the repeater site at 11:15 am. Look for his blue Ford Taurus. If you need more info, we will be monitoring 146.880 on Saturday morning or you can call Brian at 403-632-5127.



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May 13, 2023 Meeting Minutes – CAM Field Trip

Members present:

  • Brian VE6LAY, Steven VE6SCL, Cory VE6COR, Gary VE6CV, Tom VE6TRM, Cory VE6CYT, Peter VA6ARI, Geoff VA6SX, Penny VA6PJK, Barry VE6BGR, Dave VA6IRE.
  • We have 15 members in good standing.

Called to order 10:06 am

Motion to accept last minutes: Tom VE6TRM

New business:

  • Peter has set up a Facebook SAARC account and is working on putting club information up. He is also working on a membership list.
  • Gary VE6CV made a motion to set up a task force to locate SAARC equipment and make a list. Motion passed.

Field day Jun. 24th and 25th

  • Will be a camping event north of Fort Macleod on Hwy 811 “Fort Macleod Lions Club Campground.”
  • Gary VE6CV so far has 12 campsites booked.
  • The events will start with a small service for Tom VE6ARG (silent key).
  • If you have a hand held will help with communications.
  • Will be members using solar and generators.
  • Pizza delivery Saturday.
  • Gary has talked to https://fort-macleod-pizza about having pizza delivered to the campground and they are happy to help out. Members who wish to have Pizza can call Fort Macleod Pizza (403) 5533131 place and pay for your order, and tell them its for the SAARC at the campgrounds. We will tell them to plan for a 6 to 6:30 delivery.
  • Pancakes will be on Sunday morning.

CAM Repeater Field Trip: June 3/23, 11:00 am

  • Some members wished to see the repeater.
  • We will be meeting just north of Barons on Hwy 23, turn right on Township Rd 12-4 (50.018836 -113.120846).
  • Brian VE6LAY will be in a blue Ford Taurus. His phone number is (403) 632-5127 and he will be on 146.880 club frequency.
  • We will wait till 11:15 am and then head to the tower location.

Motion to end the meeting: 11:00 am Barry VE6BGR


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SAARC Facebook Group

We have set up a new Facebook group for the club. Any hams, or soon to be hams, are welcome to join and share anything that might be of interest to other hams. Please come and join the discussion.

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NEXT MEETING – Saturday, May 13, 2023

The next SAARC meeting will be at:

  • 10:00 AM
  • Lethbridge YMCA on the west side.
  • Room 1504

Parking is best on the south side of the building. The room is just inside the main door to the left.

We will be discussing some of the future plans for meetings, including guest, topic, and demo ideas, and areas where members can get involved, such as promotion, communication, membership, meeting planning, etc. We will also be planning a field day trip out the the CAM repeater site for anyone interested in seeing it. Please join us and come with ideas for improving our club.

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