Membership Meeting, Murray Center, January 30th @ 7pm

Please join us at the Murray Center for our first Membership Meeting of 2023. As Dale mentioned in the Propagator, we don’t have a guest speaker this month; they are getting a little harder to find. However, there is always topics of conversation to be had. We will be presenting a short Ham Radio related video; hence, the Chef’s Surprise. Kriss Larson, KR6ISS will also have a demonstration of a PRB (Personal Locator Beacon) that he has acquired; an ACR ResQLink.


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

Winter Field Day 2023

Winter Field Day – January 28th 2023

Come have a fun day in the park and enjoy working the bands! SOARA will be participating in Winter Field Day again this year. WFD is an emergency communication exercise. Ham radio operators should practice portable emergency communications in winter environments as the potential for freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and other hazards present unique operational concerns. WFD is formatted to help increase your level of preparedness for disasters and improve your operational skills in subpar conditions. We don’t have the snow and freezing temps here in sunny SoCal but should still be able to operate in the winter.

This is a low-key event, we won’t be setting up the tent or the big beam antennas. Bring your field kit or new antenna you want to try out and have a relaxing time working stations all over the world. We will operate Saturday only between 9am and sundown. Burgers will be provided for lunch.

Where: Gillian Park, 24960 Felipe Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

When: Saturday Jan 28th, 9am-sundown

Winter Field Day official site: