General Meeting Online at 7pm, January 24th

Guest Speaker: Chris Carbajal K6KJ, President & Sr. Engineer at Pyramid Communications and SOARA Member

Pyramid Communications is the leading manufacturer of in-vehicle (aka vehicular repeater systems or VRS) units for public safety. Based in Irvine, California, Pyramid Communications develops and manufacturers two way radio VRS units for various levels of public safety first responders, all made right here in the USA. This presentation will be an introduction to what VRS products are and how Pyramid has recently developed a new VRS system for the California Highway Patrol. We go through a brief history on the California Highway Patrol radio system and possibly discuss some of the new challenges of public safety radio systems and the current trends of state-wide radio system of the future. Of course, we will see how this all ties back to our favorite pastime of amateur radio.

Chris Carbajal – K6KJ has been working in the commercial and public safety radio field since 1995, just shortly after gaining his novice amateur radio license in 1993. The blessings of being able to work in a field where he get to “play with radios” on a daily basis is fantastic. His passion and understanding for radios has been a key part of his success over the past many years. Chris has been with Pyramid Communications since 2000 and has held positions in the technical areas of the company since his beginning days there. Chris currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer and President of Pyramid Communications.

Meeting information:
Vehicular Repeater Systems
Mon, Jan 24, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST)

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Holiday Party – Friday, December 10th @ 6pm

We will be taking a break the month of December.

In lieu of a membership meeting, we will be gathering at the Claim Jumper in Mission Viejo at 27845 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Friday, December 10th from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Cost of dinner is $19/person (the club has picked up $10/person this year). You can visit our Holiday Party Page to purchase tickets or click to pay online here: Holiday Party Tickets

There will be a preset menu that has a variety of items for you to choose from. Soft drinks will be provided. You may bring your own bottle of wine to go with dinner and there is no corkage fee. Other drinks and cocktails are available for individual purchase in the restaurant bar.

Every paid attendee will also be given one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three prizes; a Kenwood V71A, a Yaesu FT-60, or a Yaesu FT-65

We hope to see many of our members, family, and friends there on December 10th.

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Ham Radio Examinations will be NOT be administered this evening. Email Steve Kuver at for information on testing.