Jan 21 Volunteers needed

Winter Trail Run Series

January 21 (morning)

2016_oc-chili-winter-logo_vfHEAT UP YOUR WINTER!  The OC Chili Winter Trail Run Series will keep you fit and well fed this winter!  A beautiful 5 mile, 7 mile or 10 mile train run through O’Neill Regional Park, high quality t-shirt, and post race chili is included in registration!

 

If you wish to participate, please contact Heiko at ad6oi @ soara.org.

April 30: Ride for Rwanda

ride-for-rwandaHams are needed:
Thank you for your previous service in supporting the 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda. The success of this ride would not have been possible without your help. Last year we had 1,292 participants and raised over $161,000 to support our causes in Rwanda and other African countries.

We are gearing up for our 10th annual ride on Saturday April 30th, 2016 and we are excited to unveil some fun new twists this year. Although we were unable to secure Oakley as our host venue, we are pleased to welcome Applied Medical as our new host this year. Our start/finish and post-ride party will be held at the Applied Medical facility (formerly Cox Communications) in Rancho Santa Margarita. Because of this change, we have also made several changes to the routes.

With all these changes, one thing remains unchanged; we need over 250 volunteers and would greatly appreciate your help again this year.

If you are able to help out, please sign up on our volunteer sign-up page. There are listings for many specific needs as well as general volunteer positions. Our biggest needs right now are for the following positions:

Course Guides – Helping guide riders at fixed points along the course
Crossing Guards – Keeping riders safe at intersections along the course
Flexible Volunteers – A variety of positions at the Start/Finish in RSM

If you would like to help out and have any questions, please feel free to email or call me directly. I look forward to serving with you.

Warmest Regards,

Rich Wood
Volunteer Coordinator
50 Mile Ride for Rwanda
949.307.2072
woodrd@mac.com

Oct 24 SOARA Saturday

SOARA Saturday:
Saturday October 24 is our next S.S. We will be at Gilleran Park in Mission Viejo from 9am until noon. We will have coffee and donuts and will set up an HF setup to take part in the contests that are on this weekend. Please come and have some fun.
Heiko

September 11-13: Hamcon 2015

Don't miss HAMCON 2015, the 2015 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention,
on September 11-13, 2015 at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel,
3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503.  

Please visit  www.hamconinc.org for complete information.  You will
find a full Vendor/Exhibitor Hall with leading ham radio suppliers
along with interesting "Tech Talk" speakers covering four program
tracks:  DXing/contesting; emergency communication; general ham and
technical topics; and topics for newer hams.  

Every paid attendee also receives four free door prize tickets--no
tickets will be sold--so everyone has an equal chance.  The grand door
prize is a Kenwood TS-590SG HF transceiver.  Those registering by July
31 will additionally be in a door prize drawing for a Kenwood TM-710G
VHF/UHF mobile radio with built-in GPS and APRS.  Many additional door
prizes will be given throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Several items for your attention now:

Early registration by July 31 costs $22.  From August 1 through the
convention (including at the door) the registration fee is $27.   

Please sign up for the special HAMCON Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner
Banquet, or Sunday Breakfast--each with a very interesting speaker plus
a door prize drawing just for meal attendees.  Just announced: The Lunch
door prize is a $150 Ham Radio Outlet gift certificate, the Dinner
Banquet door prize will have a value exceeding $500; and the Sunday
Breakfast door prize will be a $100 Ham Radio Outlet gift certificate.

Finally, we encourage you to take advantage of the Torrance Marriott
Redondo Beach Hotel's special $119 per night discounted hotel room rate
package exclusively for HAMCON attendees for reservations made by August
15, 2015.  Reservations at this rate may be made online through
Marriott's web portal on the HAMCON website hotel reservations page
http://www.hamconinc.org/hotel-room-reservation.php or by calling
Marriott's national telephone reservations center at 1-800-228-9290 and
using the code words "HAMCON Convention" at the Torrance Marriott
Redondo Beach Hotel.  This special rate package is not available
through Marriott's main website.  

We look forward to seeing you at HAMCON 2015 during September 11-13.

73,

Diana Feinberg, AI6DF
Chair, HAMCON 2015 / the 2015 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention,
www.hamconinc.org 
and President, Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club (K6PV)