Serving Orange County in Southern CA.

for over 85 years.

Announcements: Last updated: January 16, 2022

    • Due to the COVID pandemic, meetings are currently held over ZOOM©.
    • Formal meeting begins at 7 PM but all are welcome to join beginning at 6:30 PM for informal meet and greet.
    • The January program will be: No Tools Troubleshooting presented by Wayne Yoshida - KH6WZ. No matter what your favorite band or mode is, no matter what license class you are and anything else, sooner or later something bad may happen to your station. Before sending the rig away for service, let's see what can be done to correct the problem and get back on the air. It's called No Tools Troubleshooting.
    • 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.
    • The January 1st board meeting has been moved to January 8th.
    • Breakfasts are currently canceled. The Board meeting is over Zoom.
    • The END-of-the-YEAR ROSTER is available to members for download.
    • Winter Field Day (WFD) is Jan 29 - 30. Click on the link on the menu to the left for the latest info. You can operate at the club Huntington Beach site, or from your home QTH.
    • OCARC Holiday Dinner details and photos are in the December RF.
    • The club is sad to report that the longest-standing OCARC member, Bob Evans WB6IXN, passed way peacefully on Jan 05. Bob hsd joined OCARC in 1964. Details in January RF Newsletter.
    • A PDF file of the Presentation by Ken W6HHC on End-Fed Half-Wave Antennas can be downloaded from our web site: Here.

Current Presentation:

Holiday Party 2021 for W6ZE

The left portrait view photo shows "Good Buddy" Ken - W6HHC with the white elephant prize, a Lafayette Electronics 23-channel 525 CB radio. The right portrait photo shows Nicholas - AF6CF holding the Good of the Club certificate awarded to him for his outstanding efforts in the year 2021.

Scrolling right, the landscape view photo shows one of the tables at the Holiday dinner. L to R: Wayne - KH6WZ, Bob - AF6C, Greg - W6ATB (partially hidden) Ron - W6WG, Nicholas - AF6CF (standing), - Ken - W6HHC, Sandy - Ken's XYL, Willy - N6OKU, and Fried - WA6WZO (arm only) Not shown to Fried's left is Margaret, Fried's daughter, N6KFC.

Portrait photos by Tom Cowart - W6ETC.
Landscape photo by Tim Millard - N6TMT.

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. The next:
  • 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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