The VE6MTR is owned and operated by the The  Southern Alberta Repeater Association (SARA)

The SARA system is a half-duplex UHF voice backbone or trunk. Think of the trunk as an open party line in that any entry on to the system carries the signal the length of the network. Connected to this “live” trunk are a number of drop repeaters, or entry points onto the system. These drop repeaters are owned either by SARA, individual clubs, or private owners. By using DTMF tones repeaters can be connected or disconnected from the trunk. By turning on the closest network repeater to you, and then turning on the repeater in the area you wish to talk to, you can communicate across the entire network.
Open for use by licensed amateurs radio operators

The Purpose

There are a number of reasons why a system of this nature is a good idea. The system allows emergency communication throughout the province of Alberta, which can literally be a “lifesaver” in times of need. The system also provides continuous mobile coverage between major centres in the province, providing a very desirable communication medium for mobile stations. The system is open for any type of QSO. It often gets used for provincial nets, public service events and general chat.


  • UHF Transmitter/Receiver:
  • Frequency: TX 444.300 MHz, RX 449.300 MHz
  • CTCSS: 156.7Hz encoded on TX

If you would like to join SARA or would just like some information please check out there website.

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