June 24/25: ARRL Field Day

WHEN:  June 24-25, 2017
TIME:  11:00am Saturday - 11:00am Sunday
WHERE: James G. Gilleran Park, 24960 Felipe Road, Mission Viejo, CA

TALK IN: 147.645- 110.9hz

Fri 6/23 3pm: Setup begins (towers, antennas, tents, radios, etc)
Fri 6/23 6pm: Dinner
Sat 6/24 8am: Battery box build
Sat 6/24 9am: Field day site opens
Sat 6/24 11am: Field day operations begins
Sat 6/24 12pm: Lunch
Sat 6/24 1pm: Education Activity
Sat 6/24 2pm: ARRL-VEC Testing Session  (Lower Picnic Tables)
Sat 6/24 6pm: Dinner 
Sun 6/25 8am: Continental breakfast 
Sun 6/25 11am: Field day operations cease

January 23: SOARA General Meeting

All are welcome to the next SOARA general meeting on Monday, January 23 at 7pm at the Norman P Murray center in Mission Viejo.

This month’s speaker is Paul Gacek W6PNG with a presentation about Summits on the Air (SOTA), the ARRL National Parks on Air (NPOTA), hiking and photography.

An amateur radio testing session will start prior to the meeting at 6pm.


November 21: Fall Auction

AuctionTime to clean out the HAM shack and pick up some new projects for the winter!  All are welcome to attend the next SOARA Fall Auction on Monday, November 21 at the Norman P Murray Center in Mission Viejo starting at 7pm. For more information and rules of the SOARA live auctions, check here.  A regularly scheduled FCC licensing examination will occur prior to the meeting at 6pm.

October 17: General Meeting

cafiremuseumAll are welcome to the next SOARA general meeting on Monday, October 17 at 7pm at the Norman P Murray Center in Mission Viejo. This month’s speaker is Don Croucher from the California Fire Museum – Safety Learning Center.  HAM exams start at 6pm.


The California Fire Museum-Safety Learning Center (CFM-SLC)  will make a presentation to the South Orange Amateur Radio Association during their October 17 meeting. The Power Point presentation  will cover the history and operations of the CFM -SLC and our future plans for our project at the OC Great Park. After the presentation, CFM Vice President Don Croucher will answer questions.

August 7: SOARA Picnic

WHEN:    First Sunday of August (August 7, 2016)
TIME:    11:00am - 2:00pm
WHERE:   End of Island Way, Dana Point (map)
TALK-IN: 146.025+ 110.9hz

jvn04On the first Sunday of August SOARA holds a picnic to give an opportunity for the families of the club members and their friends to meet in an informal setting.

SOARA provides hamburgers, hot dogs, tea and water. We ask that club members bring a side dish.

There is no cost for this event.  The public is welcome although we request that you recognize that this function is provided on a first come first served basis and supplies will be limited.