Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) - N6ROR

The original ROARS club logo is based on a member's well house. More ROARS history is posted right here on the ROARS History page. 

There are many ways you can enjoy what ROARS offers you; here on our web site, joining our Facebook site (click here for ROARS Facebook), participating in our bi-weekly ROARS net, or by attending our monthly meetings (net and meeting details are below). 
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Welcome to Ramona CA, the geographic center of San Diego county, with access to repeaters that cover most of southern California and links beyond.  This is particularly important because almost all of Ramona's commercial and emergency communications systems are located on Mt. Woodson.  
Should the power on Mt. Woodson be lost (or worse) we would be isolated.  Our access to other VHF/UHF repeaters and HF systems will be our only way to stay in touch with the outside world.  Are you ready?


NEWS

We will post new ROARS or Ham information here as we have it.  (If you have information or events we should share here, please email them to SRSemail@gmail.com)

  1. Trailer Update.  Steve & Chris are making amazing progress on building the new club trailer to house a complete self-contained mobile ham station from HF through UHF.  Here is the tower being tilted up with ease.  Come see it at the February meeting.
  2. Starting with our Feb 21, 2018 ROARS net, after using the 145.300 repeater we will switch to 146.520 simplex (no PL) and do a roll call.  This is to test our ability to communicate when there are no repeaters available.  
  3. Tyler (KG6HUF) has set up a license-free solar/battery powered GMRS repeater covering Ramona.  Give it at try.  462.725 MHz, + 5 MHz, PL 110.9 
  4. Added some information and refinements to our ROARS Emergency Communications Plan.


ROARS Calendar:

2018
Feb 28:      ROARS CLUB MEETING.  A busy meeting.  2018 officer elections. Joe of HRO will give a presentation on using C4FM.  Steve and Chris will show off the new club trailer.
Mar 28:      ROARS CLUB MEETING.
Apr 25:      ROARS CLUB MEETING.
Apr TBD:   ROARS Emergency Communications Plan test
May 23:     ROARS CLUB MEETING.
Jun 23-24: Field Day
Oct 6:        San Diego Hamfest, Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview Street, Lakeside CA
Oct TBD:   Ramona Air Show (and ROARS mobile ham station)
2019
Jan 20-26: Quartzfest 2019.  How is this for an early notice?



ROARS Bi-Weekly Net:

ROARS welcomes all amateur radio operators in the San Diego County area.  We use the net to enjoy our hobby and to practice emergency communications procedures.  It is an on-the-air social time for everyone, so join in!

When:     1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the month starting at 7 PM
Where:    We start on the ECRA 147.030 MHz repeater, then move to the ROARS repeater at 145.300 MHz, and end the net with simplex communications on 146.520.  Net Details here!
Who:        All licensed radio amateurs are more than welcome.  Please join in!
Why:        We use this net to let everyone practice three levels of communications challenges from easy to hard.  And have fun!

For more information on all the repeaters that the ROARS club maintains, CLICK HERE.




ROARS Monthly Meeting:

ROARS meetings are held on the Fourth Wednesday of each month at the Ramona Library.  Meetings are free and open to all radio amateurs and anyone that is interested in Ham radio or SWL.  
Where:     Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main Street, Ramona CA
When:      4th Wednesday of each month starting at 7 PM
Who:        Everyone is invited!  Bring your family or friends!  You do not need to be a Ham.  We will help you get there.







Do YOU want to be a Ham, or learn more about the Ham world?  
Would you believe there are over 735,000 licensed ham operators in the United States, more than anytime in history?  Much of this growth seems to have started after Katrina as people needed to talk when times are bad. 
 So amateur radio is is social time, and much more.  Interested?  We have information to help you along the way.  Just CLICK HERE!



What can YOU do with Ham Radio?  Read this!



ROARS PICNIC

Some of the club members gathered on September 23rd for food and talk on a beautiful cool day in September.  Many world problems were solved.



FIELD DAY:

Field Day was held nationwide on June 24/25, 2017, and ROARS got 1260 points.    

We all owe our club President, Steve Stipp (KK6AHB), a huge THANK YOU for making the arrangements, storing and bringing most of the hardware, and being the Spark Plug for the entire event!  

CLICK HERE for the Field Day story and photos. 











Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555 & S 1534):

ROARS supports this bill to give Hams more rights in HOA controlled communities.  If you're a ham fan, please contact your local Representatives and voice your support!  For more information, see our page titled Amateur Radio Parity Act.  To see the status of the House bill, click this link;  US House of Representatives Bill HR555.