PAPA will be meeting in person on Sunday June 11, 2023 at 10am for the 2023 PAPA Picnic. We will be at the Deer Den Group Area in Irvine Regional Park The park is located at:
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(at the end of Jamboree Road)
Please Note: There is a $5.00 parking fee.
Purchase Your Meal Today
We will have a choice of a hamburger, veggie burger or hot dog, along with corn on the cob, potato salad, ranch beans, fruit salad or pasta salad, chips and salsa. To drink we will have Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, lemonade and bottled water. For dessert we have watermelon and ice cream. Each meal is $20. Use the PayPal button to the right to purchase your meal.
PAPA will deploy our Portable Node at the event, so you can remained connected to the PAPA System.
Program your radio with 446.500 (simplex) for access.
The following PAPA Partners are the folks who contribute critical infrastructure for our hilltops. They also support our Luncheons and Breakfasts with their products for raffle prizes. Please consider supporting them when fulfilling your Amateur Radio and other equipment needs.
Raffle tickets are $20 each and will be available for purchase at the upcoming PAPA Breakfasts and Luncheons as well as by mail.
Unable to attend the Picnic? You can still support PAPA by purchasing tickets by mail. Please make your check out to “PAPA System” and place your callsign and “2023 Picnic Raffle” on the memo line. Please mail your check to:
P.O. BOX 373
SAN MARCOS, CA 92079-0373
Mail your request by June 1, 2023 to ensure receiving your tickets in time.
HF/50 MHz Transceiver
Dual Band D-STAR Handheld
Five (5): BSP-100 LITE 100W Foldable Solar Panel
Let’s Get Ready Inc. Bob Yuan KJ6UVT
One (1): GRAB-N-GO Radio Package consisting of
- Anytone AT-779UV UHF/VHF 20W Radio
- Bioenno BLF-1220A LiFePO4 20Ah Battery & Charger
- T320 Case with
- Dual 12 Volt Powerpole outlet
- Automotive 12 Volt Socket
- Digital Volt Meter with Type A and C USB QC3.0 charging ports
- Dual 2.4 Amp standard USB charging ports
One (1) ZUMspot-RPi 3.5″ LCD Kit
Motorola XTS-5000 Analog/P25 Portable
*Motorola Impress charger
*Motorola Impress Li-Ion battery
*Pre-programmed for PAPA System Analog and P25 repeaters
Two (2): PAPA T-Shirts
Two (2): PAPA Polo Shirts
Two (2): Knotts Berry Farm Tickets
Google Maps: Click for directions to Deer Den Group Area
Talk In: PAPA Analog Repeaters and the PAPA Portable Node on 446.500 MHz simplex
Important Park Information: Parking fees: $5 Sunday. Due to higher numbers of visitors and picnicking parties on weekends, Irvine Regional Park has been closing to vehicle traffic due to reaching capacity. Closures typically take place between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please plan your visit accordingly.
As parking near the Deer Den Group Area is limited, car pooling is encouraged. Please keep an eye out as to the terrain… this site is popular with gophers too.
For more park info, please see: https://www.ocparks.com/irvinepark
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