SOARA Fall Picnic

I am very happy to announce that the annual SOARA fall picnic will be held this year on Sunday, September 17th from 11:30am – 3pm at Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Shelter #3 (see map below, circled in red). Come join us for some fun and food!

The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixings, and bottled water. Side dishes, salads and deserts are pot-luck. Bring your favorite dish and enough to share with others! Food will be served around 12:30pm.

It wouldn’t be an amateur radio picnic without some radio fun so feel free to bring your “park rig” or any other radios and get on the air. I will set up a short walking T-hunt as well so bring your t-hunting gear!

There are benches in the shelter, so bring a comfy chair if you prefer.

Please RSVP to me, with the number in your party that will be attending. We are expecting a big crowd this year, I need you to please make an extra effort send an RSVP so we can get an accurate count. The picnic is open to all members and immediate family as well as prospective members. 

I’m looking for volunteers to help setup & cook. If you can help please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Shelter #3 (see map, circled in red)
Parking is $5, free to OC Parks members

Joe Perrigoue K7KCE – Activities Coordinator

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

Winter Field Day official site: