General Meeting – Norman P. Murray Center, April 18th @ 7pm.

SOARA Members,

Please join us either in person (preferably) or online using the GoTo meeting platform. Sorry to say…..but we do not have a guest speaker this month with a specific topic of presentation. We do, however, have things to discuss with our membership and will, therefore, still be serving some decaf coffee and snacks this evening.

We do need to go through the Connex box at Gilleran Park (SOONER THAN LATER) to inventory what we have for Field Day as well as what we DON’T HAVE. We will be surveying the membership for help on this and would like to have this scheduled by the end of the evening. Likely going to be a Saturday but that might be flexible. Would like to get an idea of who can be available to participate in Field Day operations. Field Day period is Friday afternoon, June 24th – Sunday afternoon June, 26th with the contesting period being 10 am Saturday to 10 am Sunday. This is our biggest event of the year and as much help as possible is appreciated.

How many of you would like to sell stuff at the auction next month? We’ve been trying to find an alternate way to do this, but we may have to do it the same way we did last October and we will discuss what that looked like. Auctions are a great way to clear out your clutter and offer a used item to a possible new ham who is looking to buy some equipment.

Remaining time can be spent chatting with one another.

For those who are not able to be in person, we have GoTo (previously known as GoToMeeting) available by clicking the link below. Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge tend to be the best supported browsers for this platform. Link will be posted below and in Membership email.

 

Membership Meeting – Planning and Stuff
Mon, Apr 18, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT)

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/ErikWresch/membership-meeting—planning

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Hope to see you at the meeting Monday.

Erik Wresch – Vice President  – South Orange Amateur Radio Association

 

 


Ham Radio Examinations will take place prior to the General Meeting and also at the Murray Center. Testing session starts at 6pm and is $15/session.

Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test. Please contact our Education Director, Steve Kuver, if you have questions about testing at k6uvr@soara.org

General Meeting – Norman P. Murray Center, March 21st @ 7pm.

Guest Speaker: Michael Spohn N1SPW to explain Parks On The Air

At our last online meeting, there was an expressed interest in Parks On The Air (POTA). Michael Spohn has some experience with POTA and will join us to explain how POTA works.

 

POTA began as a sponsored activity of the ARRL in 2016. It’s goal was to get Ham operators out of the shack and into the field, particularly at Federal and State parks and National Forests. When the program ended at the end of 2016, it had become so popular, a group of Hams created a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to keep it going.

 

In Mike’s presentation, he will discuss the history of POTA, its explosive growth, and how you can get started in this fun activity. He will also explore the gear he uses, how he deploys it in a park, and many of the things he has learned – the ‘hard’ way. If you are looking for an incredibly fun and challenging Ham experience – join us at the March meeting in person at the Murray Center or on the Internet.

 

ParksParks On The Air / How To
Mon, Mar 21, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT)

Please join the SOARA meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://meet.goto.com/ErikWresch/potahowto

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
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Access Code: 374-927-125

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Ham Radio Examinations will take place prior to the General Meeting and also at the Murray Center. Testing session starts at 6pm and is $15/session.

Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test. Please contact our Education Director, Steve Kuver, if you have questions about testing at k6uvr@soara.org