Autumn SOARA Auction – Saturday, November 12th. 8 am – 1 pm. Norman P. Murray Center

This November, we have reserved the Palo Verde room on a Saturday for a 5 whopping hours!!! Room opens at 8am and Auction to start at 9am. Last item to bid will be no later than 12:15pm in order to allow time for buyers and sellers to settle up.

We normally have only 2 hours on a Monday evening to run an auction and it has been quite limiting. Now we have PLENTY of time and NO LOT QUANTITY RESTRICTIONS.

Club Members and Non-Club members are welcome to participate in the buying or selling process. Please share this event with Hams you may know that aren’t club members or members that come around often.

This is a great opportunity for old Hams to clear out unused radios and equipment for a new Ham to have a great deal that they can put to use.

Please help us make this a great auction. We’ll see you at the Murray Center.



There are RULES for the auction and they can be found on our Live Auction page by clicking on the link here: Live Auction Rules

You also need to print out labels for the items you intend to sell: Auction Labels


General Membership Meeting – Monday, October 17th. 6:30 pm . Norman P. Murray Center, Mission Viejo

We are pleased to have rescheduled Clint Bradford from last month for a presentations on Amateur Satellite Communication.

Clint K6LCS has been a ham since 1994, and found his niche in the hobby: working amateur
satellites with minimal equipment and telling ALL about it! He has served a liaison between NASA
the ARISS team, and schools coordinating amateur radio contacts between the International Space
Station and students (and also orchestrated a wildly successful ARISS contact). Audiences have never
found his presentation slides “wordy” nor dull. Trivia questions are included throughout the session –
are never bored. For reference materials, Clint has created a support Web site at Web site has become a one-stop source for ALL the citations and equipment recommendations
and software suggestions made in the presentation.

Professionally, Clint was sales manager for ADI / Premier Communications / Pryme,
worked for a Motorola commercial two-way dealer a couple of years, and for Ham
Radio Outlet a couple more. He resides in Jurupa Valley, California, with his wife,
Karen, and their rescued lab, Freja (FRAY-ya)

As we had planned last month, the Zoom meeting room will open at 6:30 pm with a plan to start club announcements about 6:50 and presentation to start at 7 pm.

We are meeting in person at the Murray Center and there will be the usual coffee and snacks an possibly a door prize opportunity for those that show.
We will have clint on the projector via Zoom and if you can’t attend, you may watch his presentation from the comfort of your own home. Here is the Zoom link for the 17th.

Topic: SOARA Satellite Session
Time: Oct 17, 2022 18:30 Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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