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Announcements: Last updated: January 18, 2021 by: AF6C

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  • Welcome to our updated home page. We hope to present a new photo, short video or slide show in our 'Current Presentation' section each month.
  • Winter Field Day is January 30th and 31st. Visit our WFD page. The link Winter Field Day is under Club Activities: on the left.
  • The next club board meeting will be held by Zoom© on Saturday February 6th, 2021 at 8:15 AM. Sign-on information will be sent to board members prior to the meeting date.
  • An apology to Will - AA4WJ of ICOM and the participating club members for the security breach that let our meeting get zoom bombed. Our security will be enhanced for future meetings. We are aware of how the password got public.
    • Club members will receive ZOOM sign-on info prior to the meeting.
    • Formal meeting begins at 7 PM but all are welcome to join beginning at 6 PM for informal meet and greet.
    • Interested visitors can receive sign-on information on the day of the meeting by an email link that will be provided after 9:00 AM.
  • 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.
  • The latest private Member Roster (Thru 12/31/2020) is available to members (Use the Member Roster link to the left and scroll to the bottom). The abbreviated online roster has also been updated.

Current Presentation:


Left: Dan Violette - KI6X holds the Presidential plaque presented to him at the December virtual meeting. Dan was president during 2019 and 2020.

Right: Tim Millard - N6TMT holds the Good of the Club award, a framed certificate, presented to him for his outstanding contributions to the O.C.A.R.C. in 2020.

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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