Serving Orange County in Southern CA.

for over 85 years.

Announcements: Last updated: July 29, 2022

    • We are back meeting at the Red Cross - Santa Ana.
    • These are hybrid meetings, and people may still check in via Zoom©, but please attend in person if possible.
    • The August guest speaker will be Chris Claborne - N1CLC. He will present a program on Summits on the Air (SOTA). Chris both activates summits around California as well as chases those activated by others. Check out the SoCal SOTAFest event below.
    • For those on Zoom© the meeting begins at 7 PM but you are welcome to join beginning at 6:30 PM for technical checkout, etc.
    • 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.
    • Breakfasts are currently canceled, but Board meetings are now hybrid meetings being held in person at the QTH of W6ETC and over Zoom©.
    • SoCal SOTAFest:
      • Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 (PST).
      • For more information see the listing on our Upcoming Events page!
      • Here's a chance to work a few summits prior to our August program. Both HF and VHF frequencies will be active.
    • 2022 ARRL Field Day:
      • W6ZE operations for the 2022 ARRL Field Day were successful, in spite of poor band conditions. We expect to finish with a score in excess of 10,000.

Current Presentation: W6ZE - Field Day 2022

Julian Frost - N3JF of HRO produced this short Field Day video of W6ZE.

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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