SOARA Holiday Party 2022


The Holiday season will be upon us soon! I am happy to announce that the SOARA Holiday Party will be held this year on December 16th at the Norman Murray Center, 6pm.


With the rapidly rising cost of food and one of past favorite spots closing we have decided to return to holding a buffet diner at the Murray Center in the Palo Verde room (our normal meeting spot).


Diner will be a catered buffet with salad, main entree (vegetarian or meat) and desert. The club will provide water, soda and some sparkling cider. You are very welcome to “bring your own bottle” of wine or beer, no liquor is allowed.


Please RSVP by purchasing tickets via our website:


The cost is $30 per person.
The preferred payment method is online via the link above. If you need to pay by check you can mail a check made out to SOARA, with “Holiday Party” on the note line TO:


PO Box 2545
Mission Viejo, CA 92690


NO CASH accepted, checks MUST be received by Dec 12th so that we can get an accurate count.


Looking forward to seeing you all there!!



When: December 16th at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Norman P. Murray Center – Palo Verde Room. 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Cost: $30 per person
Bring your own wine or beer (no liquor)
Holiday attire recommended




Activities Coordinator

General Membership Meeting, Monday, November 21 @ 7pm

SOARA Members,

Please join us at the Norman P. Murray Center for our last Membership Meeting of the year.

We do not have a guest speaker this month and for the record, guest speakers are getting a little difficult to obtain lately.

HOWEVER!!, we do have topics of discussion to be had over snacks and coffee (decaffeinated, of course). There will be some discussion on Winter Field Day, High Altitude Balloon launch in December, and Kriss KR6ISS with have information on dealing with his evil (my words, not his) HOA in regards to HAM radio and I think you may want to hear this.

The rest of the time can be an open canvas of discussion which will easily take us to 9pm. We had this format before and it actually was very pleasant. We encourage you to attend this last meeting of the year, UNLESS…you plan on attending the Holiday Party on December 16th at 6pm.

If you have not purchased your tickets to the Holiday Party, we encourage you to do so soon. There is an accommodation for those that have to write a  check, but you need to plan on having that check delivered to the SOARA P.O. Box by December 12th so we can make a final count to the caterer.

We are heading in to the Holiday season beginning this week with Thanksgiving. I encourage you to reflect on what you are thankful for this week and possibly…give thanks to someone in your life that has made a difference.

May this time of year bring reflection on the joy you have had in life with family and friends and a determination to carry that forward into the New Year.


Erik Wresch – W6INE, Vice President of the South Orange Amateur Radio Association


Ham Radio Examinations will take place prior to the General Meeting and also at the Murray Center. Testing session starts at 6pm and is $15/session.

Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test. Please contact our Education Director, Steve Kuver, if you have questions about testing at