Winter Field Day 2023

Winter Field Day – January 28th 2023

Come have a fun day in the park and enjoy working the bands! SOARA will be participating in Winter Field Day again this year. WFD is an emergency communication exercise. Ham radio operators should practice portable emergency communications in winter environments as the potential for freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and other hazards present unique operational concerns. WFD is formatted to help increase your level of preparedness for disasters and improve your operational skills in subpar conditions. We don’t have the snow and freezing temps here in sunny SoCal but should still be able to operate in the winter.

This is a low-key event, we won’t be setting up the tent or the big beam antennas. Bring your field kit or new antenna you want to try out and have a relaxing time working stations all over the world. We will operate Saturday only between 9am and sundown. Burgers will be provided for lunch.

Where: Gillian Park, 24960 Felipe Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

When: Saturday Jan 28th, 9am-sundown

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SOARA Holiday Party 2022


The Holiday season will be upon us soon! I am happy to announce that the SOARA Holiday Party will be held this year on December 16th at the Norman Murray Center, 6pm.


With the rapidly rising cost of food and one of past favorite spots closing we have decided to return to holding a buffet diner at the Murray Center in the Palo Verde room (our normal meeting spot).


Diner will be a catered buffet with salad, main entree (vegetarian or meat) and desert. The club will provide water, soda and some sparkling cider. You are very welcome to “bring your own bottle” of wine or beer, no liquor is allowed.



Reservations are now closed, no payments will be accepted at the door.


Looking forward to seeing you all there!!



When: December 16th at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Norman P. Murray Center – Palo Verde Room. 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Cost: $30 per person
Bring your own wine or beer (no liquor)
Holiday attire recommended




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