THE Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club


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IRLP W7ORC NODE 3257 FREQUENCY 146.460 click on the link for node information and more!!

THE  NEWSLETTERS ARE HERE IN THE DOCUMENTS PAGE.. you will need to be a member to see the documents page and signed in to the web site

 The Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club was pleased to sponsor the Grand Coulee Dam Special Event Station Commemorating the 1st pour of concrete on the Dam. Congratulations to all that made contact with us and to the ones that requested  certificates!  See the certificate above in the pictures scrolling across the top. It is Beautiful.

The Radio Amateur's Code

  • CONSIDERATE never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
  • LOYAL offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
  • PROGRESSIVE with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.
  • FRIENDLY with slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
  • BALANCED Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
  • PATRIOTIC with station and skills always ready for service to country and community


Saturday, Apr 11 All Day
Wednesday, Apr 15 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday May 15 - Sunday May 17
Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Do you know what kerchunking is? Will it help if I tell you it's usually used as a verb? I don't think you will find it on any of the FCC tests. Kerchunking means to key your mic and listen for the repeater tone without saying anything. Usually people kerchunk to check that the repeater is working or that they have programmed their radio correctly. The problem with that is that the FCC considers kerchunking to be transmitting and transmitting without ID'ing is against the rules. So please remember to ID with your call sign anytime you trigger the repeater. The official rules are - ID at the end of your transmission and/or every ten minutes.
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Our Purpose, as in the By-laws:


Section 1 - To maintain and encourage a well organized and trained group of Amateur Radio operators and Technicians to provide communications in the event of an emergency or disaster. To create an interest of Amateur Radio in our county. To provide a means for further and encourage individual efficiency in construction and operation of Amateur Radio communications equipment. To secure for ourselves the association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio and to affilate, or cooperate with any group, firm, organization, individual, or corporate body in the furtherance of the foregoing aims


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