Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Many Thanks Goes To Geoff Peterson for His Help


In the true spirit of ham radio Geoff Peterson VE6LSX, a new ham and vice president of SAARC, jumped in to help out Gary Wheeler VE6CV with the replacement of his coax cables and installation of a new VHF/UHF vertical on his tower while the weather was still fairly warm.  The next day he went over to Perry Lindberg VE6NX's place and assisted him in getting his HF long wire up into the air on his tower as well.  Geoff had also come out to Coaldale and helped Tom Buchanan Sr. VE6ARG get some antenna work done earlier in the month.


 This is the kind of stuff that makes ham radio worth it and I think we should commend Geoff for showing the true spirit of our hobby and being so helpful with projects that need to be done to make things more efficient and ultimately more fun for those of us that can't climb very well anymore.


Thanks again Geoff...


Tom Buchanan Sr. VE6ARG



Our Christmas Party 2017


Many thanks to Blair and Marie Shaw for hosting our 2017 club Christmas party at their QTH on December 13th.  Also thank you goes out to all that attended this amazing event.  The place was crowded and all was good.


The food was incredible and the party was a huge success thanks to the job that Blair and Marie put so much work into.  Wow! is all I can say about that.


We presented an award of appreciation to both Blair and Marie and to Renze and Annetta for their contributions over the years.  Both of these couples step up to the plate to make our club that much more special and we owe a deep debt of gratitude to them.


The evening was filled with good conversations and a chance to get to know others within the club and to get a chance to see the amazing collection of vintage, military equipment that Blair has been collecting for so long and to hear the stories of where they were used and by whom.  We got a chance to meet many of the XYL's and other family members during our eyeball QSO's.
















































Happy New Year everyone and see you on the air soon.


A New Place to Meet


Many thanks go out to one of our Basic Course students, David Johansen for arranging a new place for us to park ourselves for the regular monthly meetings for the SAARC.  David arranged that we can meet at:

Training Inc.

444 - 5th Ave. South in Lethbridge.


Many thanks to the owner of Training Inc. for his generous support.


See you on Monday, January 8th at 7:30 PM at the new place.

What's Happening These Days
 Welcome to the Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club (SAARC) We're an organization of people that provide entertainment and education for Amateur Radio operators who are members of our club and the ham population at large in our region of the province. We’re located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada along the Old Man River near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Our club operates the VE6CAM repeater on 146.88 Mhz which provides coverage throughout our region on two meters. Our club has been in operation for many decades and has been the home of amateur radio in this region for hundreds of dedicated ham operators over that time. Join us for our regular meeting and the many events that we host throughout the year. Our dues for joining our club are very reasonable and well worth the small investment. From time to time notices and news will be shared by e-mail as well and please remember that you are not obligated to receive anything from us and if you wish not to, send us a note and we will take you off our list. We hope you enjoy our site and come back often and point others to us too. 73

Our next meeting is the AGM and is being held on January 8th, 2018 at 7:30 PM.  Our new meeting place is at Training Inc. - 444 - 5th Ave. South in Lethbridge.

Contact us by e-mail at: | Snail mail: SAARC, PO Box 1024, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0