OCARC

Orchard City Amateur Radio Club is incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia in 1971.

OCARC is centered in the city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. With over 65 members, our amateur radio club provides volunteer communications for events throughout the region. Club members are active in every facet of the hobby and they maintain several analog, digital, VHF & UHF mountain top repeaters.

We are licensed Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Operators by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formally Industry Canada).

RAC is considering offering more online Amateur Radio courses

Posted on: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:24 By: VE7JXC

Survey being conducted to determine demand: Ends June 21

In response to the current global pandemic, Radio Amateurs of Canada organized an online Advanced Amateur Radio Certification Course in March 2020 so that individuals could upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practice social/physical distancing.

The new course was offered to RAC Maple Leaf Operator Members – both current and future – as described in the course requirements/survey.

if there is interest on the part of at least 7 individuals to acquire the Advanced Manual, or a combination of Advanced and Basic Manuals the club could order them at a cost to individual of $50.00 each. (To order individually from the publisher (Coax Publishing) they cost $65.00 plus with shipping and taxes)

General Meeting

Posted on: Thu, 04/23/2020 - 18:06 By: VE7JXC

As a reminder the General Meeting that would normally take place at the Fire Hall Is CANCELLED

We will be holding an informal Net Thursday (April 23) at 1930 on the Dilworth Repeater (146.680 -0.600MHz)

All Amateurs are invited,

Tech Meeting

Posted on: Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:26 By: VE7JXC

In lieu of tonight's (2020-04-07) tech meeting Tom Apps has stepped up to hold an on the air get together tonight at 1900 hours on the Dilworth repeater 146.680

Amateur Radio during the current Global Pandemic

Posted on: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:07 By: VE7JXC

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives for several weeks now and will most likely continue to be for some time. The pandemic is of particular concern for Radio Amateurs because ours is a hobby that can be practiced by people of all ages from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens. More info...

General Meeting

Posted on: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 15:09 By: VE7JXC

As a reminder the General Meeting that would normally take place at the Fire Hall Thursday March 26 Is CANCELLED.

We will be holding an informal Net (Thursday) at 1930 on the Dilworth Repeater (146.680 -0.600MHz).

All Amateurs are invited,

Meetings Cancelled

Posted on: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 02:34 By: VE7JXC

In light of recent events the Executive and President have determined that it is necessary to cancel ALL club meetings until further notice. The most immediate of these cancellations is the General Meeting scheduled to take place on March 26.

We will instead be hosting an informal net on the air, Further details to follow. If you have any bulletins or announcements for this net please forward them to secretary@ocarc.ca

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