Club Dues Information:

Note: Effective January 1st, 2016 the dues are being 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. Our last change in dues

Regular Membership:


First Family Member:


Additional Family Members:

no charge

Teenage Membership:


Club Badge (optional):

$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 next 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 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 in November or December.

Additional 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 - Sep* Oct - Dec*
New Member Type Remainder of current year Include the next year
Regular Member $30.00 $22.50 $15.00 $7.50 $37.50 $30.00
1st Family Member $15.00 $11.25 $7.50 $3.75 $18.75 $15.00
2nd Family Member There is no charge for additional family members.
Teenage Member $15.00 $11.25 $7.50 $3.75 $18.75 $15.00

* SAVE - Includes full membership dues for the following year.

Membership Application:

Download the OCARC application in PDF format that you can print out and mail in with your dues, or bring to a meeting.

The interactive membership form is being updated, and will return soon.

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 19 October 2015
OCARC S-Mail: P.O. Box 3454, Tustin, CA 92781-3454