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Announcements: Last updated: July 1st, 2024
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    • Our guest speakers for July will be Kevin Zanjani KI6DHQ of Bioenno Power and Kevin Karamanos of 12 Volt Power. They will do a joint presentation on batteries, power sources, connections, and portable accessories.
    • 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.
    • The next board meeting will be held at the Streamliner Lounge & CafĂ©, 186 N. Atchinson St., (At the train station) off Chapman Ave. in Orange.
    • We need a member to standup and fill our Activities Chairman position. No experience is needed, and you will receive all the support needed from the rest of the board. Contact: Ken or Joe .
    • Field Day was a Big Success!
    • The July Private roster is available. Members can find it at the bottom of the public roster page.
    • Members are requested to check their online roster listing as well as their private roster listing and . The private roster is available HERE.

Current Presentation: OCARC 2024 Field Day Operation.

Field Day 2024

Photo #1: The 2024 Field Day Post Operations photo. (From L to R): Ron - W6WG, Bob - AA6PW, Tony - N2VAJ, Kevin - W1DED, Todd - KO6AKW, Doug - W6FKX, Dan - KI6X, AJ's YL Sophia, Joe - KM6SVV, AJ KN6WNO, Tim - N6TMT, Bob - AF6C, Tim - N6GP, Willy - N6OKU, Arnie - N6HC and Jim - AF6N. from: IMG_8165.jpg

Photo #2: The CW/Digital Tent - All headphones and as quiet inside as a church. Operating are Arnie - N6HC with his back to the camera, and Dana - K6NR. from: IMG_8144.jpg

Photo #3: The Phone Tent with a few sides opened to enjoy the Sunday morning breeze. (L to R) Willie - N6OKU, Bob - AF6C (standing) Dan - KI6X, Tim - N6GP seated next to Bob (10-meter phone and FT8), Sophia and beside her AJ - KN6WNO (15-meter phone and FT8). Not visible is the 20 meter phone station against the windowed wall. from: IMG_8156.jpg

Photo #4: The GOTA (Get On The Air) tent. Recent licensee Todd - KO6AKW (left) is Mentored by Dr. Doug - W6FKX from: IMG_8158.jpg

Photo #5: AJ - KN6WNO operates and Sophia logs on 15 meter phone. from: IMG_8154.jpg

Photo #6: Kevin - W1DED, whose stepson is graduating from medical residency at UCI joined us from Maine to add his skills to our FD performance. from: IMG_3734.jpg

Photo #7: Tim - N6TMT (left) and Jim - AF6N man the visitor booth. from: IMG_1593.jpg

Photo #8: The GOTA station in operation Saturday evening (9 PM). with operators Michael - KO6FAR (left) and Bruce - W4YOU operating. from: image001.jpg

Photos credits: Janet Margelli, KL7MF (1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Dan Violette, KI6X (6); Bob Eckweiler, AF6C (7); Doug Britton, W6KFX (8).

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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