Past Events of 2024:

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2024 Field Day Logo

June 21 thru 23, 2024
(Friday thru Sunday)

2024 ARRL Field Day Event

The OCARC once again participated in the annual ARRL Field Day. We operated from the Huntington Beach Spring View Middle School grounds (16662 Trudy Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647). Details are on our Field Day webpage

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June 14, 2024 (Special Date)

General Meeting

Due to Field Day occurring on the same 3-day weekend as our normal meeting date, our June meeting was held a week early on Friday June 14th.

Our guest speaker for June, Sean Kutzko, KX9X was unable to give his presentation due to our change in meeting date. However, he did provide the slides for the presentation and prepared our VP Janet - KL7MF to do the presentation. Field Day preparation was the theme of the talk and helped us prepare for the event that was just a week away.

Coronal Mass Ejection

May 17th, 2024

“A Visit to the Sun and the Ionosphere”

Our guest speaker for May was Ron Wilcox, KF7ZN. Ron gave a Zoom presentation from Utah where, after many years with Mountain Bell, Ron left and went back to school to get an RN. Active in ham radio since 1984, Ron gave a nontechnical presentation about how the sun and ionosphere affect ham radio, including explanation of the terms we hear bandied about in our hobby (like sunspots, K-index, solar flux, F layer), and the effects of CMEs (coronal mass ejections).


April 19, 2024

ARRL Update

Our guest speaker for April was be Dick Norton - N6AA, ARRL Southwestern Division Director. Dick is a very strong supporter of ARRL transparency and updated us on the latest happenings from ARRL, FCC, and the latest on the Congressional Bills H.R.4006 and S.3670, which reflect ARRL’s campaign to eliminate HOA land use restrictions on antennas. Dick has been an active ham for almost 70 years, participating in the CQ WW DX Contests from all 40 zones, and is a member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.

2024 DX Convention Logo

April 12 thru 14, 2024
(Friday thru Sunday)

DX-Convention Visalia, CA

The 75th International DX Convention was held at the Visalia Convention Center. Details at:

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March 15, 2024

“Frequency Reuse Over Terrain”

N. Michael Scofield (for years the assistant emergency coordinator for the OC Hospital Emergency Comms Group), presented "Frequency Reuse Over Terrain"; using a specified range of frequencies more than once in the same radio system so that the total capacity of the system is increased without increasing its allocated bandwidth. Using the aircraft comm. and nav. VHF frequencies, as well as air traffic control radar frequencies and the AM broadcast band, Michael showed how frequencies could be reused when terrain and distance allow isolation.


February 16th, 2024

“High Power RF: transmitters, antennas, amplifiers.”

Bodo Fritsche - DF8DX was our special guest speaker for February. He was in the US for a short time and agreed to talk at our meeting. Bodo works for Ampegon AG in Switzerland, and showed us how various commercial, industrial, and scientific applications require a lot of RF power (like megawatts in the GHz range).

Winter FD Logo

January 26 - 28, 2024

“Winter Field Day”

Setup began at noon on Friday Jan. 26th

Contest period ran from Saturday 1900 UTC to Sunday 1900 UTC (11:00 AM PST)

Location: the Ocean View School District Offices, 17200 Pinehurst Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (Same location as the past few years).

Click HERE for a map of the site.

NH8S Logo

January 19th, 2024

Swains Island DX-pedition - NH8S (2012)

Charlie Spetnagel - W6KK presented a program on the 2012 Swains Island DX-pedition.


Monthly in 2024:

Saturday Club Board Meetings and Breakfasts [2024]

Board meeting(s) were held on:

Jun 1st1, May 11th1, 2, Apr 6th1, Mar 2nd1, Feb 3rd1, and Jan 6th1.

1 This breakfast board meeting was held at the Streamliner Restaurant 186 N Atchinson St., Orange, CA
2 Due to the Orange May Day parade on April 4th, the meeting was rescheduled for April 11th at 8:15 AM.

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