General Meeting, April 19th @ 7pm. Subject OC Fire Watch with Tony Pointer, Gordon West, Ray Hutchinson, and Patti Peschel

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Tony Pointer Will be our featured speaker as Orange County Fire Watch Program Coordinator, . Tony manages the Orange County Fire Watch program for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, OC Parks, City of Irvine, and City of Newport Beach with the assistance of over 300 volunteers at 36 locations in Orange County. He will be sharing information on the activities of the Fire Watch program and the current fire situation in Southern California. Orange County Fire Watch and SOARA are currently partnered to utilize the SOARA repeater for Fire Watch deployments on Red Flag Warning days.

Gordon West WB6NOA will be our second speaker. Gordon West has been a licensed ham radio operator for more than 50 years and is widely-recognized as the leading ham radio educator in America. Gordon’s presentation will be to promote amateur Radio and the benefits for Fire Watch as well as explain the licensing process for the non-ham volunteers of Fire Watch or those who may be interested in both.

Ray Hutchinson AE6H is the current President of the SOARA board and will explain SOARA’S involvement as a partner agency with Fire Watch and how you as a Ham Operator and a member or non-member of SOARA can get involved.

Patti Peschel AD6OH will explain the use and monitoring of the mountain top cameras, especially the ones used for OC Fire Watch. (you may not have known how many cameras are out there)

 

Please join us this evening via the Zoom Link posted below:

Irvine Ranch Conservancy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fire Watch Presentation for SOARA

Time: Apr 19, 2021 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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https://zoom.us/j/92283587447?pwd=MjBIZnRId1ZlOVVRb3UvMkpmVWthQT09

Meeting ID: 922 8358 7447

Passcode: 276939

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Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month at the Norman P. Murray Center as it is closed through 2021. Testing can be arranged to be done online. 

Please email our Education Director, Steve Kuver K6UVR, at k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.

Monday, March 15th 2021 at 7pm

 

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online for our March 2021 General Membership Meeting to be held on the ZOOM platform. Yes! I said the ZOOM platform. Not our usual Go To Meeting Platform.

This month’s presentation will be hosted by: Clint Bradford K6LCS, AMSAT Ambassador, ARRL instructor.

THE SUBJECT: How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT

 You do not need 100W of transmit power nor expensive antenna arrays to
work the FM amateur satellites! Many hams already have the necessary equipment to “work the
birds.” This presentation will walk you through ALL the steps needed to successfully work several
ham satellites.
ZOOM INVITATION …
K6LCS Clint is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: South Orange Amateur Radio Association (SOARA) Meeting
Time: Mar 15, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 851 4063 9918
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+12532158782,,85140639918# US (Tacoma)
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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 851 4063 9918
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb9RIFxDUi

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Out General Meetings have always been open to the public and our online platform using Clint Bradford’s ZOOM Meeting is also open to anyone that wants to join in.

 

 


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month at the Norman P. Murray Center as it is closed through April and possibly longer depending on COVID related restrictions. Testing can be arranged to be done online. 

Please email our Education Director, Steve Kuver K6UVR, at k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.