September 18: General Meeting – Solar Eclipse, 2017

Photo by: Nicholas Eckhart

Join us at the Norman P. Murray Center in Mission Viejo, CA on Monday, 9/18 at 7:00 pm for our next General Meeting.

If you missed the great solar eclipse of 2017, be sure to get a front row seat for this month’s speaker, SOARA member Kriss Larson, KR6ISS. Kriss will present a photographic slide show and describe his trek experience to view the solar eclipse. He will also touch on the radio implications and effects of the eclipse.

Among Kriss’ several radio interests, are the low frequency radio beacons of the past, and those still in existence and on the air, around the world.

August 21: General Meeting – SOARA Tech Fair

Please join us at the Norman P. Murray Center in Mission Viejo, CA on Monday, 8/21 at 7:00 pm for our General Meeting and annual Tech Fair.

The SOARA Fair is held once a year during the August general club meeting where club subject matter experts will hold “mini-seminars” on a range of Amateur Radio and electronic topics.

The mini-seminars are held informally and you can rotate from seminar to seminar.  This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

Bring your pet Tech projects for show and tell sharing with fellow members.  This has proven to be fun and well received in previous years.

July 17 General Meeting- Digital Radio, and Monitoring

Please join us at the Norman P. Murray Center in Mission Viejo, CA on Monday, 7/17 at 7pm for our General Meeting.

This Month’s meeting speaker will be Patrick Williams, Kj6PFW, and the topic will be Digital Radio systems and monitoring.

Having been involved in Marine (VHF/HF), Aviation, Commercial and Public Safety communications most of his life, Patrick is currently President and Radio Officer of MESAC, the City of Costa Mesa’s Emergency Auxiliary Communications Unit.

Patrick works with the Costa Mesa City Emergency management to maintain their EOC, and manage the Radio Room He has completed the FEMA/DHS AUXCOMM training and participates with Cal OES at the JTF iBASE, Los Alamitos. He frequently participates in communications for several high profile public service events such as Baker to Vegas, and the Mojave Death Race, the Surf City Marathon, and the Huntington Beach Air Show. He has also taught classes at Orange County’s Loma Ridge, dealing with the County’s trunked radio system.