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Southern Alberta Field Day – 2023

The ARRL Field day for 2023 is on June 24th and 25th.

Here in Southern Alberta, we are gathering at the Fort MacLeod Lion’s Club Camp Ground and already have several sites booked as well as many who plan to attend for the day.

Gary VE6CV has the following form available, and asks that you please Complete this form should you plan on attending, so that we can keep track of those who are coming.

Gary VE6CV himself will be camping at this location from June 22nd until July 3rd and will additionally be participating in the Canada Day contest.

There will be mobile, portable, QRP stations and should you wish to bring along gear just let Gary know.  If you have a handheld please bring that to Field Day as well. There will be a campsite repeater system in place.

There are plans to have WiFi in place, however it is recommended that individuals be self-sufficient with their data needs.

There are plans for a Saturday camp pizza night and a Sunday pancake breakfast may be also possible. Planning for food is still under way and it is recommended that individuals be prepared with their own food as needed. This information will be updated as plans evolve.

Family and friends welcome.

Anyone from anywhere is welcome to attend.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there.


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LSCO Christmas Event December 14th

The LSCO has requested that we share the following event with you.

the festive season!

Let’s enjoy Christmas
with good friends,
great food and festive cheer!

Wednesday December 14, 2022
10:00 – 01:00

LSCO Amateur Radio Club

LSCO Radio Club Room

500 – 11st S
Lethbridge, AB

All are welcome

No Admission Fees

For more information, please contact Barry VE6BGR at ve6bgr @

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LSCO Amateur Radio Club Annual Fall Flea Market

LSCO Amateur Radio Club

The LSCO Amateur Radio Club is holding their Annual Fall Flea Market on Saturday December 3, 2022

It will be held at the LSCO Centre
500 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB

Open from 10:00 to 12:00 with Free Admission.

For those who wish to sell some gear, Table Rentals are $20 each.

Payable to the LSCO Administration office by November 25.

Vendor Setup is at 09:00.

For further information, please contact Barry at

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September 10th Corn Roast

September 10th is the Corn Roast:

As provided from Tom VE6ARG and Tom’s Notes every year Renze and Annetta VE6DC put on a corn roast and mini tailgate swap meet at their property in Cranford AB. Cranford is about 20 Km east of Coaldale along Hwy 3. Here are the instructions to get there:

  • 1. Go east from Lethbridge on Hwy 3 to Range Rd 181
  • 2. Turn right and immediately left at the big black tank along the gravel road
  • 3. Turn right at the next corner and you are there
  • 4. You can easily tell that you are at Renze and Annetta’s place because there are antennas all over the place
  • 5. As he has said in the past it is easy to determine what his hobby is
  • 6. Enjoy the Corn Roast

This annual event is a highlight to the summer season and always proves to be a ton of fun for everyone that attends. Not only is the food fabulous, with lots of fresh Taber Corn, but so too is the ability to sort through the stuff that others are moving along to others for a reasonable price. Some great bargains have been had at this event and it’s not one to miss.

Renze needs numbers so that enough food is available for everyone. If you plan to attend send a note to letting him know.

Getting to rub shoulders with some of the most famous (and infamous) hams and having an eyeball QSO promises something for everyone. So mark your calendars, September 10th, 2022 from 17:00 to 20:00 is the time and we will look forward to seeing your all there. Remember it is open to everyone, hams, families, newbies, old timers and friends. Come join us for the annual corn roast and have a great experience fit for a king (or queen).

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Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club – 50th Anniversary – Annual Picnic and Ham Fest

Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

50th Anniversary

Annual Picnic and Ham Fest

June 17, 18 and 19, 2022

Shady Nook Community Hall, Red Deer                                         


Registration starts at 1200 on Friday, June 17th

and at 0800 on Saturday, June 18th

Flea market at 1000

Saturday morning










Camping Available (no hook ups)For more details, go to

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Calgary Amateur Radio Association – CARA 2022 Flea Market

Calgary Amateur Radio Association – CARA 2022 Flea Market


When:  09 Apr 2022 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Location:  Eastside City Church, 1320 Abbeydale Drive SE, Calgary


Subject to AHS Covid restrictions, CARA’s 2022 flea market is on!  Be prepared to wear a mask if requested.


Venue: Eastside City Church, 1320 Abbeydale Drive SE, Calgary.


Door open to vendors at 9 AM; doors open to shoppers at 10 AM.


Contact Joel Weder VE6EI at


–  additional information

– to reserve a selling table in advance

– to volunteer to set up & take down tables, be a door greeter, and sell tickets.  Volunteers get free general admission to the sale.


At the door, we will be accepting funds for the following:

– general admission tickets for shoppers and sellers $5

– table rentals for sellers: individuals & retailers $10 / table

– tables for HAM clubs (no sales allowed) $0

– 50/50 tickets  $2 ea or 3/$5

* note that table renters must still pay individual general admissions


Food trucks outside in parking lot.

Please see our flea market web page for any additional information.


CARA Flea market held in conjunction with CARA annual Learning Conference at same time and same building.  Separate registration and fee is required.


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Annual General Meeting – 2022

SAARC Annual General Meeting

It is that time of year again, where the SAARC will meet for the annual general meeting, to be held on Friday, January 14, at 8:00 PM on Zoom meeting link with the meeting ID of 85094344187 and the passcode of: 040988.

We look forward to nominations for club officers for the year, discussing club objectives for 2022 and of course, catching up with each other in a Zoom QSO.

We look forward to seeing you all there.


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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new SAARC website. Please be patient while we migrate the previous site and complete construction>

Some functionality may be changed as we complete the site development. Please contact us with any feedback about the new changes.

Thank you for your patience!

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2021 Annual Corn Roast

The 2021 Annual Corn Roast was held on Saturday August 28th, 2021 at Renze VE6DC and Annetta’s property off of Hwy 3 just 22 km east of Coaldale.

Everything began at 4:00 and was a wonderful success! There was much discussion and the sharing of stories and eyeball QSO’s along with much consumption of delicious food. We were excited to have our first in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic!

This included a tailgate sale which many attended and much beloved gear was exchanged.

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