Serving Orange County in Southern CA.

for over 85 years.

Announcements: Last updated: June 24, 2022

  • IT's FIELD DAY WEEKEND Jun 25 & 26th.
    • Join us in Huntington Beach. Click here for map and details.
    • Setup continues Saturday morning around 7 AM, operations beginning at 11 AM and continue until 11 AM Sunday. Teardown is between 11 AM and about 2 PM. Group photo will be taken during teardown.
  • NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    • We are back at the Red Cross - Santa Ana.
    • People may still check in via Zoom© but attend in person if possible.
    • July Program information: (To Be Determined)
    • For those on Zoom© the meeting begins at 7 PM but you are welcome to join beginning at 6:30 PM for technical checkout etc.
    • Interested on-line visitors can receive ZOOM sign-on information on the day of the meeting by an email link that will be provided here after 9:00 AM PDT.
  • NEXT BOARD MEETING:
    • Breakfasts are currently canceled but Board meetings are now in person usually at QTH of W6ETC. Are hybrid meetings being held both at a QTH and over Zoom©.
  • OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    • The Online Membership Roster (Basic) has been updated for 2022 and the April Private Roster is available from at the bottom. Please check your information to be sure it is correct.

Current Presentation: Winter Field Day

Winter FD for W6ZE

Photo #1: Sunday Group photo. (Left-to-Right) Kneeling: Ron - W6WG, Nicholas - AF6CF. Standing: Doug - K6PGH, Tom - W6ETC, Jim - KB6TKA, Tom - KA9FRH, Dan - KI6X, Dino - KX6D, Tim - N6GP, Bob - AA6PW, K7JA - Chip, W6ATB - Greg and K6IAS - Isaac. Not shown are N6VHF - Neil, KN6KOR - Allan, KX6A - Michael and W6CBA - Violet.

Photo #2: Our Winter Field Day site looking north and showing lots of antennas and the large white operating tent with the sides open.

Photo #3: Sunset at Winter Field Day looking WSW and showing operating tent with side up for ventilation. Masks were worn by all inside and headsets, mics, etc. were not shared. In foreground is the 15 meter beam, and on mast by near tent corner is a two-meter vertical.

Photo #1 & graphics by Tom Cowart - W6ETC
Photo #2 by Ron Mudry - W6WG
Photo #3 by Chip Margelli - K7JA

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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