PAPA Meetings

Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings are held on Zoom. They feature guest speakers. These meetings are informative and fun. Typically held on the third Saturday of each month. You can view past meetings on our PAPA YouTube page. Please check our calendar for upcoming events.

In-Person Meetings

In-person meeting are fun social gatherings to talk with people you meet on the air, talk about projects, contests, or catch up with friends. We have presentations at some meetings.

Ham Exams (Testing) at our In-Person Meetings

PAPA offers ham license exams before each meeting for new hams or those wanting to upgrade their license. If you are interested in taking a license exam, please visit our Ham Exams page. You will find information there about taking your exam either in-person or on-line.

Please Note: You will need to register in advance at hamstudy.org as walk-ins are not accepted.

Door Prizes at our In-Person Meetings

Our PAPA Partners have agreed to support our Luncheons and Breakfasts with their products for door prizes. Please see our In-Person Meeting Door Prize page for more information.


Northern Region Breakfast Meetings

Breakfasts in the Northern region alternate between Lulu’s Restaurant in Van Nuys in even numbered months, and Fromin’s Deli in Santa Monica in odd numbered months, on the second Saturday of each month. Meetings start at 8:00am and are often followed by a ‘break-out’ session or additional presentation at a nearby venue (like a park). Please check the calendar for specifics.

License Exams (Tests): Each meeting is preceded by a testing session that starts at 7:00am. Please register in advance at hamstudy.org, or contact Norm, K6YXH at k6yxh@goodkin.net to arrange to take an exam at Lulu’s or Fromin’s. Remember, you must pre-register for an exam session; no walk-ins. Note that if no one signs up for an exam, the session will be cancelled.

Lulus Van Nuys

Lulu’s Family Restaurant: Even Months


Fromin's Deli

Fromin’s Deli: Odd Months


Central Region Lunch Meeting

Luncheons in the central region are held on the fourth Saturday of each month at Marie Callender’s in Orange. Meetings typically start at 11:30am and run until about 1:30pm

License Exams (Tests): Each meeting is preceded by a testing session that starts at 10:00am. Please register in advance at hamstudy.org, or contact Norm, K6YXH at k6yxh@goodkin.net to arrange to take an exam at Marie Callender’s. Remember, you must pre-register for an exam session; no walk-ins. Note that if no one signs up for an exam, the session will be cancelled.

Marie Callender's OC

Marie Callender’s Orange


Southern Region Lunch Meeting

Luncheons in the Southern region are held on the third Saturday of each month at Cocina Del Charro in San Marcos. Meetings start at 11:00am and run until 1:00pm.

License Exams (Tests):Each meeting is preceded by a testing session that starts at 10:00am. Please register in advance at: http://ham.study/sessions/k6sml. Remenber, you must pre-register for an exam session; no walk-ins. Please arrive before 10am. For questions, please contact Patrick, K6SML at papatesting@live.com.

CocinaDelCharro

Cocina Del Charro