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

Upcoming Events:


CARA Fleamarket in Calgary - look in Events above for information on this event. It's being held at the Eastside City Church and if you want to ride along, just send Tom a note by e-mail at VE6ARG@shaw.ca.  We will be leaving Lethbridge at 7:00 on Saturday April 14th.


Field Day is happening on June 23 and 24 and more information will be coming out on this event shortly.


As summer event is in the planning stages at Coyote Flats to bring together friends and fellow hams from around the area for a weekend of flea market fun.  If you are interested in becoming involved in putting this together send Tom an email at VE6ARG@shaw.ca.  More information will be published as it becomes available.

Are You Ready to Upgrade to Advanced?

The next Advanced Qualification course will be at Tom's QTH in Coaldale beginning the evening of Thursday May 3rd, 2018.  at 7:00 pm.  If you are interested in upgrading your qualification to Advanced to take advantage of the extended privileges that come with that ticket, register by sending Tom an E-mail ve6arg@shaw.ca.  The course material will be available through Coax Publications once again.  The Advanced course will be primarily technical and once again many of the principles will be demonstrated to better explain why and how they work.


Sign up soon as this is going to be a full course from the interest that it has generated so far.

Did you know...


That for the last three weeks a number of us have been meeting for breakfast at Franco's Restaurant in Coaldale.  This has become the event to attend and we are not only enjoying the nonsense that hams usually get up to, but we are also able to have a great meal for a great price and unlimited coffee as well.  Come on out and join us for a some good fun. We meet at 9:00am on Saturday mornings.


See you there...



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