Club Dues Information:

Note: Effective January 1st, 2016 the dues have been raised to $30 per year. We have not raised dues in many years and need additional income for a storage locker to hold the club's field day and miscellaneous equipment.

Yearly Dues Rates: *

Adult Membership:


Family Membership: **


Teen Membership:


Badge: ***

Free for New Members

* New Member dues are prorated quarterly. See text and New Member Dues Chart below for more details.

** Family membership consists of two or more people living in the same household. It includes two free badges; Additional badges may be purchased for $3.00 each for meeting pickup.

*** New Adult and Teen Members receive a free badge with their membership. New Family membership includes two free badges; Additional badges may be purchased for $3.00 each.

The yearly club dues period runs from January 1st through the end of December. Current members are given a three month grace period to renew for the year without being in arrears (through March of the new year.)

Dues for new members are prorated quarterly from January 1st of each year. New members joining on or after July 1st can choose to pay for the rest of the current year or to pay for the remainder of the current year plus the full next year at a savings. This is highly recommended for new members joining late in either of the two last quarters.

Family membership is available and encouraged. The first family member dues is half price; additional family members are free. Family members must reside at the address of the regular member (or be away in school, in the military or on a job assignment).

Teenage members are those under 20 years old on January 1st of the membership year.

New Member Dues Chart:

Month Joined
Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec Jul - Sep1 Oct - Dec1
New Member Remainder of current year Includes next year
Single Membership 2 $30.00 $22.50 $15.00 $7.50 $37.50 $30.00
Family Membership 3 $45.00 $37.75 $22.50 $11.25 $56.25 $45.00
Teen Membership 2 $15.00 $11.25 $7.50 $3.75 $18.75 $15.00

1 SAVE: - Includes membership dues for the following year. You save up to one full quarter of membership.
2 Includes one free club badge.
3 Includes two free club badges. Additional badges may be purchased for $3.00 each.

Membership Application:

You can apply online using the interactive membership form that allows you to pay by cash at a meeting, by mail or now by PayPal®.

Or you can download the OCARC application in PDF fillable format that you can fill out right in your web browser or Acrobat Reader and print out and mail in with your dues, or bring to a meeting. Or if you want just print it out blank and fill it out with a pen.

ARRL Membership:

OCARC club members may join the ARRL or renew their ARRL membership through the club. It's convenient, there is no additional cost to you, and the club receives a benefit. Just download the ARRL form, fill it out and bring it to a meeting or mail it to the club's PO Box with a check for your ARRL dues.

Note: Effective January 1st, 2009 the ARRL no longer offers a discount for Senior members 65 and above.

Many OCARC members are members and strong supporters of the ARRL. However, your membership status with the ARRL in no way affects your OCARC membership. Membership in the ARRL is strictly your choice.

OCARC Bylaws:

The bylaws of the Orange County Radio Club are available in PDF format here.

This page last updated on 16 October 2016
OCARC S-Mail: P.O. Box 3454, Tustin, CA 92781-3454