Serving Orange County in Southern CA.

for over 85 years.

Announcements: Last updated: April 17, 2021

    • Due to the pandemic meetings are currently held over Zoom©
    • The May program topic: "DXpedition to Mauritius Island 3B8" presented by Marty Woll - N6VI, ARRL SWD Vice Director.
    • Formal meeting begins at 7 PM but all are welcome to join beginning at 6:30 PM for informal meet and greet.
    • Club members will receive ZOOM sign-on info prior to the meeting.
    • Interested visitors can receive sign-on information on the day of the meeting by an email link that will be provided here after 9:00 AM PDT.
    • Breakfasts are currently canceled. The Board is meeting over Zoom©
    • Check out the classic Hallicrafters receivers for sale up on our For Sale Page.
    • During the pandemic two support nets have been added. Our 2-meter nets now are run Monday, Wednesday and Friday* nights (8:30 PM, 146.550 MHz FM simplex). Join us.
      * Except Fridays when there is a club meeting.

Current Presentation:

Dans Pickle

At a fun pre-COVID OCARC General Meeting presentation, Gordon West WB6NOA (R) shows Dan N6PEQ how to "light up a pickle" using "LF" power. In the background, "el Presidente" Nicholas AF6CF stands ready for any possible CPR needs.

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, 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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