New Member signup

 

This organization is exclusively for and limited to educational, scientific and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically the OCRA mission is to:

  • Encourage the use of Amateur Radio for emergency and welfare communications for the public good.
  • Further the exchange of information on Amateur Radio among members, and between members and the general public.
  • Promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual Amateur Radio operating efficiency.
  • Conduct meetings, classes and other activities of general interest to Amateur Radio operators.

New Memberships:

In accordance with the OCRA Charter of Incorporation, all persons interested in Amateur Radio communications shall be eligible for membership. Membership shall be by application and election as provided in the By-laws.

Not yet licensed? If you are interested in obtaining your amateur radio license and would like to join OCRA, use your “initials-MM-YY” (MM-YY the current month and year) format for the Call Sign field entry, and complete the information requested below. Your contact information will be used for initial email communication with you about meetings and upcoming volunteer examination licensing sessions.

How to Join:

By Online Submission:   Complete the form below and then click on the “Save & Verify” button at the bottom of the page. Your call sign, name and address information will be verified with the FCC license registry. To match up online applications with any PayPal dues payments, your PayPal email address or shipping address should match the data you supply below.

An email will be sent from OCRA to the secure email address you list below confirming receipt of your application, additional membership information and a private access link you can use to further describe your ham radio interests, need for assistance and make an online credit card dues payment via PayPal. Or, attend the next meeting to pay your dues to the club treasurer.

By Mail: Supply the same information requested below with dues payment (write your callsign on and pay by check made out to “Orange County Radio Amateurs,Inc”, P.O. Box 294, Carrboro, NC 27510.

A completed membership application and dues payment is required to complete the the process of joining OCRA.

Incomplete applications will be kept on record for 3 months in “Pending” status.

Complete the required information fields below, then Click the “Save & Verify” button at the bottom of this page to create your initial profile
Verify “Update Successful” appears just below this message; Any fields in error will be encircled in Red

After clicking the above “Save & Verify” button, make sure “Update Successful” appears at the top of this screen.

Any fields in error will be encircled in Red and must be corrected before your entries will be saved.

After verifying that your data entered above has been successfully saved, you can make a dues payment by clicking on the applicable PayPal button below.

  1. If you wish to use PayPal for a dues payment, “SAVE YOUR CHANGES” first, and THEN use the PayPal buttons below to remit any dues.
  2. A PayPal account is not required. After clicking on the “Buy Now button below, click on “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”.

Individual Membership
$20/year


Enter Callsign, or your name



Family Membership
(same household) – $35/year


Enter Callsign(s), or name



Newly Licensed Ham
1st year – $10


Enter Callsign, or your name



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