Serving Orange County in Southern CA

for 90 years.

Announcements: Last updated: November 19th, 2023
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  • 2023 is OCARC's 90th ANNIVERSARY !
    • There will be no regular General Meeting in December. Instead we will hold our Annual Holiday Dinner on December 8th.
    • This year's Holiday Party will again be held at Mimi's Café 17231 17th St., Tustin, CA 92780 Phone: (714) 544-5522.
      • Happy hour begins at 5:00 PM - Dinner starts at 6:00 PM
      • Click here for a map to the restaurant.
      • Click here for payment details. The cost is $25 per person for members, their family and their invited guests. The club is subsidizing a part of the meal cost.
      • Click here for the menu choices.
      • Beer and wine are available on your own tab.
    • There will be no Zoom© coverage at the Holiday Party.
    • The next board meeting will be held at the Streamliner Lounge & Café, 186 N. Atchinson St., (At the train station) off Chapman Ave. in Orange.
    • There WILL NOT be a December Board Meeting
    • Club elections were held at the November general meeting. The position of Activities Chairman remains open. We are looking for a candidate to step into this position. If interested talk to a board member to learn the responsibilities.
      • Click here to see a list of the 2024 elected board members.
    • It's time to begin planning for Winter Field Day - The last full weekend in January.

Current Presentation: OCARC 90th Reunion Sept. 15, 2023
and ARRL Presentation for 90 years of Serving Orange County.

9 0Anniversary Presentation from the ARRL

Photo #1: A group shot early in the evening a the 90th anniversary meeting was about to get under way. In attendance was ARRL SWD Director Dick Norton - N6AA

Photo #2: ARRL SCM Bob Turner - W6RHK (right) presents the club a certificate in recognition on the club's 90th Anniversary. Club President Nicholas Haban - AF6CF accepts the certificate.

Photo #3: A close-up of the certificate presented to the OCARC.

Photos by Bob Eckweiler- AF6C.

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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