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 2019
Lad Carrington, Vice-President W4ORD January 2019
Dan Eddleman, Treasurer KR4UB January 2019
Keith Stouder, Secretary W1KES January 2019
Steve Ahlbom, ARES EC W3AHL N/A

OCRA Board Members At Large:


Term Expires

Karen Snyder KD4YJZ January 2019
Dee Ramm KU4GC January 2019
Wilson Lamb W4BOH January 2019

Program Committee:


Term Expires

Wilson Lamb  W4BOH January 2019
Bill Bishchoff N8BR January 2019
Lad Carrington W4ORD January 2019


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
repeater is down 443.475 MHz +5 MHz offset, PL 131.8 Hz Off the air
repeater is up 53.450 MHz -1 MHz offset, PL 107.2 Hz Operational
repeater is down 145.230 MHz -600 kHz offset, PL 107.2 Hz Off the air
IRLP is down IRLP Node #4179   OCRA IRLP User Guideline Off the air


Contact us:
by E-mail – “contact@ncocra.org”
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™

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