General Info: Serving Orange County in Southern California.
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  • The next OCARC General Meeting will be on Sept 15th. at 7:00 PM. The speaker will be Michael Rickey, AF6FB talking on both the PAPA repeater system and D-Star equipment and technology.
  • The next OCARC Breakfast/Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday October 7th 2017 at 8 AM AT Jeffery Open Space Park in Irvine (Southeast corner of Irvine Blvd and Jeffery Road). All members and visitors are welcome.
  • OCARC is planning a radio picnic in the park for Saturday October 7th. It will be held in the Jeffery Open Space Park in Irvine. See Radio Picnic for details and map.
  • Mark your calander! The OCARC yearly Radio Auction is coming up next month, Oct 20th. See 2017 AUCTION for details and Radio Auction rules. Chip Margelli- K7JA will again emcee as the auctioneer.
  • The scanning of past RF Newsletters is now complete through 1973. That's over 43 years folks! We are missing some back issues, especially the earlier years. If you have some RF's lying around see if they have been scanned and are complete (sometimes pages are missing). Contact the club if you have anything that we are still missing. Missing issues are shown in red and if the issue date looks dimmed out (pre 1973) we just haven't scanned it yet. - Bob AF6C.

About O.C.A.R.C:

Located in the heart of Southern California, The Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) is dedicated to the advancement of "Ham Radio". Founded in 1933, the OCARC is a "general-purpose" club for anyone interested in ham radio. We have members of the OCARC active in the these aspects of ham radio:

  • Emergency communications (RACES and ARES)
  • DX-ing (long distance communications)
  • Field Day participation.
  • Home-brewing (building your equipment and antennas)
  • Community service
  • Digital Amateur Television (Digital-ATV, DATV)
  • HF/VHF/UHF/Microwave communications
  • Repeater communications
  • Satellite communications
  • PSK31 and JT-65 and FT8 communications
  • Digital voice communications (D-STAR, WinDRM, etc.)
  • PACKET radio and APRS
  • Just talking to other HAMs

...and more

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ARRLThe Orange County Amateur Radio Club; an A.R.R.L. affiliated club since 1934.


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