More Field Day ’17 Photos

Previously, we posted some highlight photos of SOARA Field Day at Gillian Park in Mission Viejo. Thanks to Tak Asami, W6SI we now have the complete Field Day 2017 picture gallery available for your viewing pleasure. There are over 140 photos in this gallery, so grab a favorite beverage and recapture some of your favorite Field Day ’17 memories. Enjoy!

SOARA Field Day 2017 Photo Gallery by W6SI

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.


HRO’s 6th Annual HRO Ham Jam is coming up!

Saturday, July 8, 2017 is the date, store hours are 10AM-5:30PM, and once again we will be hosting our local clubs and communications specialists in the store parking lot for another educational and fun event.

Come see local communications vehicles, learn about Hospital Disaster Services, and see how many of the local clubs make various activities available to local hams.  We look forward to hearing from any local group who would like to reserve space for this event.

The Eagle Scouts will be providing a hotdog lunch again this year, and Mr. Gordon West and many manufacturer representatives will be available for questions.  Seminars will be scheduled on various subjects, including D-Star, C4FM System Fusion, and other hot topics.

License testing will also be available most of the day;  if interested in testing, please call Janet at the store at 714-533-7373 with name and contact information so that we may plan for appropriate seating.

Two prize drawings will be held during the day at 12 noon and 3PM.  Winners will need to be present to win goodies from many of our suppliers who have donated some really great stuff!

Come join us for a fun-filled Saturday of ham radio; make it your goal to leave having learned at least one new thing and/or shared your own knowledge with at least one new ham.

Kind 73,

Janet Margelli, KL7MF Manager

Ham Radio Outlet

933 N. Euclid St.

Anaheim, CA  92801

(714) 533-7373 Tel


June 24/25: ARRL Field Day

WHEN:  June 24-25, 2017
TIME:  11:00am Saturday - 11:00am Sunday
WHERE: James G. Gilleran Park, 24960 Felipe Road, Mission Viejo, CA

TALK IN: 147.645- 110.9hz

Fri 6/23 3pm: Setup begins (towers, antennas, tents, radios, etc)
Fri 6/23 6pm: Dinner
Sat 6/24 8am: Battery box build
Sat 6/24 9am: Field day site opens
Sat 6/24 11am: Field day operations begins
Sat 6/24 12pm: Lunch
Sat 6/24 1pm: Education Activity
Sat 6/24 2pm: ARRL-VEC Testing Session  (Lower Picnic Tables)
Sat 6/24 6pm: Dinner 
Sun 6/25 8am: Continental breakfast 
Sun 6/25 11am: Field day operations cease