General Info: Serving Orange County in Southern California.
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Announcements: Last updated 04/08/2018.

  • The next OCARC General Meeting will be Held Friday April 20 at 7 PM at the Red Cross building. Topic: Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS). NVIS is a method for reliable communications within a few hundred miles that was used by the military many years ago. Cliff Guice – KG6MIG will give information on what it is, the history, and how you can use it.
  • The next OCARC Breakfast/Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday May 5th at 8 AM at Marie Callender's at 1821 North Grand Ave, in Santa Ana. All members and visitors are welcome.
  • The renewal grace period has ended. The online roster has been updated to reflect the current 2018 membership. The Latest (4/1/2018) roster is available at the bottom of the online membership list. This roster is password protected and for members only; if you've forgotten the password ask any board member. The roster is available in two forms, sorted by name and by call suffix.
  • Congratulations to the Orange Police Department Baker-to-Vegas running team who placed third in their division and 43rd overall out of 275 teams, finishing the 120 mile 20 leg footrace with a best ever team record time of 15 hrs, 35 mins and 33 secs.

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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