May Auction – May 16th @ 6pm at Norman P. Murray Center



We will be back at the Murray Center for our first auction of the year. Please review the auction rules under our Activities Section. Due to time constraints, we are starting the auction at 6:45 pm and ending at 8:30 pm sharp but we did increase the lot limit. All items brought for sale must be out along with all of us at 9pm as that is when the Murray Center closes.  You may start bringing in your items starting at 6pm for previewing and we will start at 6:45 sharp. Under the Live Auction Section is a hyperlink to a file for you to print out your tags for the items you wish to sell. We will have some on hand at the Murray Center but we encourage you to print you own in order to maximize time.


We will NOT be testing for Ham Licenses this evening. Please email Steve Kuver K6UVR at if you wish to find out more about testing.


SOARA MEMBERS; please join us on June 20th at 7pm at the Murray Center as we finalize plans for Field Day 2022 to be held at Gilleran Park starting at 3pm on Friday, June 24th. Volunteers will be needed for set up on Friday and tear down on Sunday as well as other things.

General Meeting – Norman P. Murray Center, April 18th @ 7pm.

SOARA Members,

Please join us either in person (preferably) or online using the GoTo meeting platform. Sorry to say…..but we do not have a guest speaker this month with a specific topic of presentation. We do, however, have things to discuss with our membership and will, therefore, still be serving some decaf coffee and snacks this evening.

We do need to go through the Connex box at Gilleran Park (SOONER THAN LATER) to inventory what we have for Field Day as well as what we DON’T HAVE. We will be surveying the membership for help on this and would like to have this scheduled by the end of the evening. Likely going to be a Saturday but that might be flexible. Would like to get an idea of who can be available to participate in Field Day operations. Field Day period is Friday afternoon, June 24th – Sunday afternoon June, 26th with the contesting period being 10 am Saturday to 10 am Sunday. This is our biggest event of the year and as much help as possible is appreciated.

How many of you would like to sell stuff at the auction next month? We’ve been trying to find an alternate way to do this, but we may have to do it the same way we did last October and we will discuss what that looked like. Auctions are a great way to clear out your clutter and offer a used item to a possible new ham who is looking to buy some equipment.

Remaining time can be spent chatting with one another.

For those who are not able to be in person, we have GoTo (previously known as GoToMeeting) available by clicking the link below. Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge tend to be the best supported browsers for this platform. Link will be posted below and in Membership email.


Membership Meeting – Planning and Stuff
Mon, Apr 18, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT)

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.—planning

Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:


Hope to see you at the meeting Monday.

Erik Wresch – Vice President  – 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