OCRA Mission Statement (excerpt from Articles of Incorporation)

This organization is exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or corresponding sections of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.

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.

This organization shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities that are not in the furtherance of the purposes stated in this section.

OCRA Officers:


Term Expires

David Snyder, President W4SAR January 2020
Lad Carrington, Vice-President W4ORD January 2020
Dan Eddleman, Treasurer KR4UB January 2020
Keith Stouder, Secretary Position Open
Steve Ahlbom, ARES EC Position Open
Nick Szydiek, Chatham EOC Liason Officer KA1HPM January 2020

OCRA Board Members At Large:


Term Expires

Karen Snyder KD4YJZ January 2020
Dee Ramm KU4GC January 2020
Wilson Lamb W4BOH January 2020

Program Committee:


Term Expires

Wilson Lamb  W4BOH January 2020
Lad Carrington W4ORD January 2020


We operate several repeaters here in the area under our W4UNC callsign:
repeater is up 442.150 MHz +5 MHz offset, PL 131.8 Hz Operational
off the air, new repeater location negotiation in process 443.475 MHz +5 MHz offset, PL 131.8 Hz Off the air, New repeater location negotiation in progress
repeater is up 53.450 MHz -1 MHz offset, PL 107.2 Hz Operational
off the air 145.230 MHz -600 kHz offset, PL 107.2 Hz Off the air, New repeater location negotiation in progress


Contact us:
by E-mail – orange.county.radio.amateurs@gmail.com
by US mail – Orange County Radio Amateurs, P.O. Box 294, Carrboro NC 27510-0294
OCRA-DFMA Joint Email List – “https://groups.io/g/OCRA-DFMA/””


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

21st century hams

The Orange County Radio Amateurs, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (TIN# 58-2064632)