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Welcome to the website of the Orange County Radio Amateurs, an organization of ham radio operators in Orange County, North Carolina and its surroundings.
Please see our “events” page for information about our meetings, nets, license exams, and other activities of interest.
Please see our “membership” page for information about joining OCRA.
Click here to read the current edition of the OCRA Newsletter.
Information about our club’s organization and our repeaters follows.
OCRA Officers:CallsignTerm Expires
Raymond “Woody” Woodward, PresidentK3VSAJanuary 2015
Karen Snyder, Vice-PresidentKD4YJZ
Dan Eddleman, TreasurerKR4UB
Adriano Marcuz, SecretaryKV7D
OCRA Board Members:CallsignTerm Expires
Steve AhlbomW3AHLN/A - ARES EC
Mike CarwileKK4BPHJanuary 2015
Michael NorthKK4EIB
Gwen BoylesKF4EUTJanuary 2016
Roger BoylesKS4VX
Tucker McGuireKK4UNZ
Tadd TorborgKA2DEW

We operate several repeaters here in the area under our W4UNC callsign:
repeater is up442.150 MHz+5 MHz offset, PL 131.8 HzThe blowtorch, awesome wide area coverage
repeater is up443.475 MHz+5 MHz offset, PL 131.8 HzGood local coverage in the Chapel Hill area
repeater is up53.450 MHz-1 MHz offset, PL 107.2 HzOne of the best 6 Meter machines around
repeater is down145.230 MHz-600 kHz offset, PL 107.2 HzConnects to the world via IRLP Node #4179
IRLP is downIRLP Node #4179  OCRA IRLP User GuidelineDown due to antenna issues with repeater

Contact us:
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by US mail - Orange County Radio Amateurs, P.O. Box 294, Carrboro NC 27510-0294
Our Yahoo! Group - “”
Our Facebook Page - “”

OCRA is proud to be affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national organization for Amateur Radio™

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Last updated July 5th, 2014 by K3VSA. The Orange County Radio Amateurs, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (TIN# 58-2064632)