Past Events of 2021:

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Garland art Mistletoe

December 10th, 2021 (Friday)

Annual Christmas/Holiday Party

This meeting was held live - the first since 2/2020 (20 mos.)

With COVID-19 between surges, the Orange County ARC hosted a Holiday Party at Mimi's Cafe on 17th St. in Tustin. Happy hour began at 6:00 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM.

OCARC supplemented some of the cost of dinner for members allowing a $25 per person price, including dessert.


Mimi's Cafe map


Railroad Time

November 19, 2021

Club Elections for 2022 Club Board

This election was held via Zoom©

Club elections were held at the November meeting to select the 2022 Board of Directors. Here are the results:

			President:    AF6CF  Nicholas Haban
			Vice Pres:    N6GP   Tim Goeppinger
			Secretary:    KE6YHX Corey Miller
			Treasurer:    W6HHC  Ken Konechy
			Activities:   W6WG   Ron Mudry
			Membership:   AF6C   Bob Eckweiler
			Public Rel's: W6ETC  Tom Cowart
			Technical:    N1BKB  Steve Belasco
			Dir at Lrg:   KI6X   Dan Violette
			Dir at Lrg:   N6TMT  Tim Millard


10-10 International Logo

November 19, 2021

“Get on 10 Meters — Cycle 25 is Here”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Our speaker, Keigh Schlottman - KR7RK, The treasurer of 10-10 International, gave a rundown on everything that 10 meters has to offer. He also talked about 10-10 International.

California QSO Party Entry

Before October 18th, 4:59 PM PDT

California QSO Party -
Club Submittal Deadline

Club members who participated from home in the 2021 California QSO Party needed to submit their logs to contribute to the aggregate score for the club by this date and time.

General Meeting

October 15, 2021

“Understanding the End-Fed Half-Wave Antenna”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Our guest speaker for October was Ken Konechy - W6HHC. Ken talked on EFHW antennas:

End-Fed Half-Wave (EFHW) antennas are a multiband HF antenna-design. They are simple and relatively low cost compared to commercial multiband beams and vertical antennas. Hams can:

Ken described the fundamental concepts of EFHW antennas, and how they perform.

A PDF of the slides from Ken's presentation can be found on line: Click here.


October 15, 2021

Club Electronics/Radio Auction

Due to lack of a venue the auction has been moved to early next year when we (hopefully) can return to the Red Cross facility.

Items in photo to the right are representative and are items that may or may not be availble at the auction. Actual list may be posted later.

For meeting time, location and map Click here.

California QSO Party Entry

October 2, and 3rd

California QSO Party - Club Participation

Club members participated from home in the 2021 California QSO Party contributing to an aggregate score for the club.

Be sure to submit your log by October 18th 2021 at 4:59 PM PDT. Also be sure to:

General Meeting

September 17, 2021

“A History of HRO”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Our guest speaker for September was Janet Margelli - KL7MF, general manager of the Anaheim Ham Radio Outlet. Janet gave us an interesting history of what is now the largest franchise of stores catering to amateur radio.

Collins 51J4 Receiver

August 20, 2021

“Receiver Optimization”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Dr. Doug Milar - K6JEY talked on techniques and equipment to do antenna to speaker receiver evaluation and adjustment.

QSO Today Expo Logo

August 14, 2021 11:00 AM til 1:00 PM PDT

Celebration of Life Art Goddard - W6XD

A Celebration of Life was held for longtime radio amateur, former ARRL Vice Director, DXer and often guest speaker Art Goddard - W6XD on Saturday August 14th. at the Norma Hertzog Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA.

Numerous hams from the Southwestern Division said their goodbyes to Art, and honored his memory and feats in our hobby.

QSO Today Expo Logo

Friday evening August 13 5:01 PM PDT to
Sunday night August 15, 9:00 PM PDT

“QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo”

The third QSO Today virtual Expo was held the weekend of 8/14 - 8/15. There were new speakers, panel discussions, kit building workshops, and much more.

Eco Rover

July 16, 2021

“The Eco Friendly Rover”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Wayne Overbeck - N6NB and Carrie Tai - W6TAI gave us a presentation on their VHF - UHF all-electric "Red Rover", station based on the Chevy Bolt, with capability on 6-meters through 10 GHz. Wayne and Carrie and their vehicle were featured in the cover story for the May 2021 issue of QST. Reading the article was impressive, but hearing them tell their adventures live gave you the feeling of participation.

Due to the continuing COVID pandemic and since The Red Cross is not yet open for club meetings, this meeting was held online via Zoom©.

2021 FD Logo

June 25 - 27, 2021

2021 Field Day

Under ARRL special COVID rules, the OCARC setup for Field Day in Huntington Beach at the Ocean View School District HQ. Operators were also allowed to operate from home for a club aggregate score.

Chip - K7JA

June 18, 2021

“Field Day Primer”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Chip Margelli - K7JA presented a primer on setting up, operating and tearing down our Field Day operation.


May 21, 2021


This meeting was held via Zoom©

Marty Woll N6VI, ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director, talked on his "DXpedition to Mauritius Island 3B8" as well as his many other DX-peditions in general. Mauritius Island is located in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar.

6M EME Array

April 16, 2021

“DX-peditioning with 6 Meter EME”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Lance Collister W7GJ gave a very interesting talk on "DXpeditioning with 6 Meter EME", Lance has been bouncing 6-meter signals off the moon for almost half a century, often from rare DX locations. Along the way he's made many friends and some of them joined us on Zoom for the talk including Sulaiman 7S1ZJ from Saudia Arabia and Paolo I4YRW from Italy.

General Meeting

March 19, 2021


This meeting was held via Zoom©

Club member Scott MacGillivray KM6RTE presented "Introduction to Winlink" via Zoom© at our Martch virtual meeting. WINLINK is an HF/VHF/UHF protocol widely used by Emeregency Communications organizations for communicating messages when phones, cellular, and internet are not available. Sadly, even after fifteen years of existence it remains a Windows only platform.

QSO Today Expo Logo ARRL Logo Yel Blk

March 13 and 14, 2021 Zulu Time

“QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo”

The second QSO Today Expo was held online. The QSO Expo team worked hard to make this upcoming Expo even better then the one last year, with new speakers, panel discussions, kit building workshops, and much more. While there were a few technical glitches, in general the event was a great success with a much larger attendance than the previous expo.

The ARRL is a QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Partner.

ICOM Presents…

February 19, 2021

“ICOM Presents…”

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Will Jourdain AA4WJ from ICOM America spoke on the new IC-705 HF rig"

This meeting was scheduled to be the auction that was postponed from October 2020 However the auction has been again postponed.

Winter FD Logo

January 30 - 31, 2020

“Winter Field Day”

Many members joined the OCARC team for 2021 WINTER FIELD DAY . We needed everyone to turnout to continue our winning streak and be the highest scoring club for 3 years running. Be sure to enter “Orange County ARC-CA” as your club in your Cabrillo Log submittal. If needed, help will be provided for your log submittal.

Contest period was Saturday 1900 UTC to Sunday 1900 UTC

Each member operated from their own QTH due to COVID-19 under revised rules for 2021. The rules can be downloaded from

Bands: 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m plus UHF and VHF

Scoring: Points are 1 for phone QSOs and 2 for CW & digital QSOs. Multipliers are one for each mode operated per band.

Modes: SSB, CW, and Digital. A single Satellite contact is worth 1500 bonus points. See the rules for additional Bonus Points.

If you need help with your log submittal or you are interested in more information or his power point summary contact Ron by email.

General Meeting

January 15, 2021

General Meeting

This meeting was held via Zoom©

Due to a technical issue our meeting was invaded by outsiders. Once control was established the meeting was continued, but without the guest speaker. The program was rescheduled for the next month.


Monthly in 2021

Saturday Club Board Meetings and Breakfasts [2021]

We start the year still in the Covid 19 pandemic (No Donald, it wasn't over by last Easter). So our breakfast meetings continue to be canceled and our board meetings are being held online on the first Saturday of the month:

Board meetings were held on:

Nov 6th*, Oct 2nd*, Sep 4th*, Aug 7th*, Jul 3rd*, Jun 5th*, May 1st*, Apr 3rd*, Mar 6th*, Feb 6th*, and Jan 2nd*.

  * Due to the Covid-19 pandemic breakfast was not held; instead the board met via Zoom© at 8:15 AM.

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