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 (this is amazing) 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 be lost there (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.  Here is a link to a Smithsonian article on Ham growth after Katrina.  At this link is a National Geographic video of what it can be like if there is a major blackout.  Are you ready?


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. New Pages added for Skywarn and ROARS Emergency Communications Plan.  (The goal is to help all of us in and around Ramona aid in useful communications during disasters.) 
  2. Added System Fusion capability to the ROARS repeater descriptions. 
  3. Added Jamboree On The Air (which is supported by ARRL) and the Fry's Operating Day to the October calendar.
  4. Updated the draft ROARS Emergency Communication Plan to be in sync with the ARES plan for Ramona.
  5. Added Feinstein's letter to the Radio Parity Act page

ROARS Calendar:

Oct 19:      Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill - We ran a special earthquake net using just the ROARS repeater at 10:19 AM on Oct 19, simulating our ability to connect after an earthquake if cellular communication were down. See our Emergency Communications page for details.
Oct 21:     Jamboree On The Air - Getting Cub, Girl and Boy Scouts into the Ham world. Steve Stipp will host 10-15 scouts at his house from 10-4 on Saturday to work with HF, VHF and UHF radios. Drop by and help out. 813 Pine Street.
Nov 4:      Technician Class held in Escondido. To register, email sandiegohamclasses@me.com and put "Nov 4 Escondido Class" in the subject line. If accepted, plan to arrive at 8:15 AM for an all day class and test.
Nov 18:     Fry's Operating Day.  9285 Stonecrest, San Diego 92123.  Setup at 7 AM, open at 9, close at 4.  Test your Go Box, antennas, see club displays and more.
Nov 22:     NO November ROARS CLUB MEETING. Too close to Thanksgiving.
Dec 2:      Technician Class held in Bonita. To register, email sandiegohamclasses@me.com and put "Dec 2 Bonita Class" in the subject line. If accepted, plan to arrive at 8:15 AM for an all day class and test.
Dec XX:     ROARS Christmas Dinner in lieu of meeting. Details TBD.
Jan 21-27: Quartzfest. This week-long ARRL sponsored Hamfest is outside Quartzsite, AZ
Feb 16-17: Yuma Hamfest. Yuma County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA)

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:    Start on the ECRA 147.030 MHz repeater, then we move to the ROARS repeater, 145.300 MHz.  Net Details here!
Who:        All licensed radio amateurs are more than welcome.  Please join in!
Why:        Fun and practice

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!


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 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.