Serving Orange County in Southern CA.

for over 85 years.

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Announcements: Last updated: February 14, 2021

  • 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.
  • Our next General meeting will be held on Friday February 19th over Zoom©. Will Jourdain - AA4WJ will join us for a discussion of the new ICOM 705 Transceiver.
    • 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.
  • Check out the classic Hallicrafters receivers for sale up on our For Sale Page.
  • The next club board meeting will be held by Zoom on Saturday March 6th, 2021 at 8:15 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:


Use scrollbar (or your finger on touch devices) for a 180° panorama of our operating tent during the 2020 Winter Field Day in late January. The club scored 156,782 points to take first place overall for the second year in a row.

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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