Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) - N6ROR

The original ROARS club logo based on a member's well house.  
Welcome to Ramona CA, the geographic center of San Diego county, with access to repeaters that cover most of southern California and links beyond.


Amateur (Ham) radio is a rare hobby that opens a new world of opportunities for fun, education and to be of unique value in emergencies.  A great place to find an overview of Ham radio is at this link.  What is Ham Radio? 
  • The ROARS club is also a perfect place to get answers and help along the way.  Come to meetings.  Join the net.  Visit us on Facebook or search for  "Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society"
  • In San Diego we are also very lucky to have a local Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) store with a wealth of radios, books, accessories and smart folks to ease your journey.  Click here for HRO details!


HR 555 - the "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017"

This bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to amend station antenna structure regulations to prohibit a private land use restriction from applying to amateur radio stations if the restriction:
  • precludes communications in an amateur radio service,
  • fails to permit a licensee of amateur radio service to install and maintain an effective outdoor antenna on property under its exclusive use or control, or
  • is not the minimum practicable restriction to accomplish the lawful purposes of a community association seeking to enforce the restriction.
Before installing an outdoor antenna, however, an amateur radio licensee must obtain a community association's prior approval. A community association may: (1) prohibit installations on common property not under the exclusive control of the licensee, and (2) establish installation rules for amateur radio antennas and support structures

ROARS is supporting the US House of Representatives HR555.  If you're a ham fan, please contact your local Representatives and voice your support!


How did Ham call signs come to be?

Our call signs are unique to each of us, and become part of who we are.  In Ham activities they define us more than our names do.  But have you ever wondered how they came to be, and why yours is different than older call signs, or international call signs?  It wasn't the simple story you may have thought.  In fact it was amazingly complex.  At this link is a great article that gives you all the wonderful call sign history.  CLICK HERE

ROARS Weekly Net:

ROARS welcomes all amateur radio operators in the San Diego County area.

When:     1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the month starting at 7 PM
Where:    Start on the ECRA 147.030 MHz repeater, + offset, 103.5 PL tone
                Move to the ROARS repeater, 145.300 MHz, - offset, 88.5 PL tone
Who:        Licensed radio amateurs
Why:        Fun and practice
Net Control for our weekly net is normally Steve Sampson (K6SRS).  If there are schedule conflicts, either Steve Stipp (KK6AHB) or John German (W6IET) step in.  We all welcome you to join the net for 20 or 30 minutes of fun and practice.

ROARS Monthly Meeting:

ROARS meetings are held on the Fourth Wednesday of each month at the Ramona Library  
(NOTE: Because Field Day is in June, there will be no monthly meeting in June!)
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.


For information on Field Day, held nationwide on June 24/25 2017, click on the FIELD DAY sub-page below.  Then join in the fun! 

Field Day 2016