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P.O. Box 232

Orange, Texas 77631-0232 USA

Orange Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization

Orange Amateur Radio Club Inc. is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) affiliated club

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Last Update June 7, 2016


Orange, Texas Repeaters

147.180 (+) PL 103.5 Hz - W5ND

147.060 (+) PL 103.5 Hz AA5P


The Orange Amateur Radio Club

Meets the first Friday of every month at the Orange American Red Cross Office

at 3901 IH 10 East Orange, Texas

Meeting starts at 7:30PM


Your Support of the 147.180 Orange Repeater is Appreciated

When Visiting Orange

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Club History - Future

Club Officers and Directors

Club Meetings

Club Roster (not available at this time)

Amateur Radio Emergency Service - A.R.E.S. click here for link to Orange ARES



Local VHF Nets


Orange HAMFEST Information Down load the Orange Hamfest flyer in PDF Here!


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The Orange Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m., on the first Friday of every month,

at the American Red Cross building, 3901 Interstate 10 East in Orange.


The public is invited.

FIELD DAY 2016 June 25-26th, 2016

The Orange Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at the American Red Cross

located at 3901 IH10 Orange, Texas on June 25-26. We invite the public to come and see ham radios

new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

There are 725,000 plus Amateur Radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world.

Through the ARRLs ARES program, ham volunteers provide emergency communications for thousands

of state and local emergency response agencies, all for free.

To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to The public is most cordially invited

to come, meet and talk with the hams. See what modern Amateur Radio can do. They can even help you get on the air!

Check out for club information or contact Rocky Wilson at .



Hours of operation for the 24 hour Field Day Event:


Saturday June 25th 1:00 PM (1800 UTC) thru Sunday-June 26th 1:00 PM (1800 UTC)


Field Day Operation setup and assembly time begins Saturday-June 25th @ 8:00 AM

Field Day objective:


To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur radio bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands)

and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas

covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2.

DX (long distance) stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.


Come and participate in the Field Day, all are welcome!


FNEWS! Orange Hamfest 2017

When: Saturday February 25, 2017. Doors open at 7:30AM.

Where: Orange County Convention & Expo Center @ 11475 FM 1442

Orange, Texas 77632

(Lat-Lon Coordinates:30 07.28 N & 093 52.92W or 30.1244,-93.8922)


Time: 7:30AM to 2:00PM


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February 20, 2016 - the Crisis Preparation Expo at Little Cypress Baptist Church


February 27, 2016 is The Gusher Marathon held in Beaumont, Texas. The Gusher is a marathon, half-marathon, and 5K running event.


March 12, 2016 is the Big Thicket Bike Tour.

Contact Rocky Wilson, N5MTX to volunteer for this event.


April 23, 2016 - Texas ARES/RACES/MARS -Simulated Emergency Test (SET)


May 7, 2016, March for Babies to be held at Beaumont Event Center- Beaumont, TX


May the 1-2, 2016 is the Red Cross Tour du Rouge


May the 21, 2016 is the Wildwood Sports Day.


June 4, 2016 is the Spindletop Spin bike ride with new routes this year.


June 25-26, 2016 ARRL Field Day


August 19, 2016 Gusher- 5K Pleasure Island Causeway Run


September 10, 2016 Big Thicket Neches River Canoe Trek


September TBA CCA Kids Fishing Rodeo Laporte, TX


October TBA 2016 - Texas ARES/RACES/MARS -Simulated Emergency Test (SET)


October 14-16, 2016 - BSA Jamboree On the Air (JOTA)


November 5, 2016 Gusher Half Marathon - Pleasure Island


December 02-03, 2016 Sky Warn Recognition Day 6:00pm-6pm


Club Officers for 2015-2016

President: Rocky Wilson, N5MTX, Phone 409-745-8010, email: n5mtx at arrl dot net

Vice President: Benny Rhoads, W5TYZ

Secretary: Kenney Wilson, KD5GKV

Treasurer: Mike Manshack, AD5OG




Club Directors for 2016-2019

Eddie Hudson, KG5JTP

Don Melton, KB5DON

Rocky Wilson, N5MTX

Kenney Wilson, KD5GKV

Robert Dupree, KG5RLD

L.B. Little, WB5YDA 

Rick Beaulieu, KG5AOK



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Club Meeting (Click for map to meeting place)


The Orange Amateur Radio Club meets the first Friday of the

Month at the American Red Cross facility at 3901 IH-10 East Orange, Texas 77630

The meeting starts at 7:30PM. All are invited.


ARES Meeting (Click for map to meeting place) Interested in Emergency Communications? JOIN A.R.E.S.

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) for information check:


The Orange County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group meets the first Friday of the

Month at the American Red Cross facility at 3901 IH-10 East Orange, Texas 77630

The meeting starts at 6:30PM. All are invited.



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Club Repeater


147.180 (+) PL 103.5 W5ND


Other Local Repeaters and Frequencies Used


52.525 mHz. 6 Meter Simplex

145.010 mHz. BPT (W5SSV) Packet node

145.010 mHz N5MTX-11 RMS Packet - Orange, Texas

* 145.210 mHz SWLARC (pl. 103.5) (W5BII)

* 145.230 mHz Kountze (pl.103.5) ( N5BTC)

145.250 mHz Anahuac (pl 192.8) (KK5XQ)

145.350 mHz Sulphur ARC (pl. 103.5) (KC5PNH)

145.410 mHz New Iberia, La. (pl 103.5)

* 145.470 MHz JCARC (pl. 103.5) (W5SSV)

146.450 mHz. Mid County Simplex

145.390 mHz Buna (pl 118.80) (W5JAS)

146.520 mHz. National Simplex Freq.

146.620 MHz JCARC - (W5SSV) - DSTAR

* 146.700 mHz. Beaumont ARC (pl 107.2) (W5RIN)

# 146.730 mHz SWLARC Sulphur, LA. (pl. 173.8) (W5BII)

* 146.760 mHz. Beaumont ARC (pl 107.2) (W5RIN) - FM and C4FM

* 146.860 mHz. Port Arthur (103.5 pl) (WB5VFF)

146.940 mHz Vidor W5APX repeater100Hz tone

146.980 mHz Devers - N5FJX pl. 103.5

147.000 mHz Jasper (- offset) (pl 118.8) (W5JAS)

147.060 mHz Dupont (AA5P) (pl. 103.5) Off the Air at this time!

147.120 mHz Mayflower (pl 203.5) (W5JAS)

147.160 mHz Beaumont - (pl 100.00) (N5YX) - FM and C4FM

147.180 mHz Orange ARC (pl. 103.5) (W5ND)

+# 147.200 mHz Port Arthur, TX (pl 118.8) (KC5YSM)

*# 147.300 mHz. Mobil Oil Repeater (pl. 103.5)

147.340 mHz Beaumont ARC (W5RIN) no phone patch

147.420 mHz Orange Co. ARES primary simplex frequency

147.440 mHz Mauriceville, TX Simplex frequency

147.460 mHz Orange Co. ARES secondary simplex frequency

147.560 mHz. Shuttle rebroadcast when in space

224.200 MHz. Vidor (no PL tone) KD5UNK

      224.920 MHz. Devers (KA5QDG) (pl.123.0)

440.725 mHz Nederland -(W5SSV) - DSTAR

443.675 mHz. - Armadillo Repeater Closed (private) repeater system. Very limited range at this time!

444.425 mHz Lufkin, TX (pl 203.5 Hz) Saltgrass System Linked Repeater

444.500 mHz Vidor (pl 100.0) (W5APX)

444.700 mHz Beaumont (pl 107.2) (W5RIN)

444.800 mHz Port Arthur (pl 118.8) (KC5YSM) FM and C4FM

444.825 mHz Devers (pl 151.4) (N6LXX)

444.900 mHz. Mobil Oil (pl 103.5)(WB5HRF)

446.000 mHz National Simplex Frequency

* Denotes Transmit PL

# Denotes Echolink



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Local VHF/UHF Nets

Orange ARC 2 meter net meets every evening at 6:30PM on 147.180 (+) PL 103.5 W5ND. All Hams are invited.


Orange Co. ARES group 2 meter training net meets every Monday evening at 6:30PM on 147.180 mHz (+) PL 103.5 W5ND.

All Hams are invited.


Jefferson County ARC 2 meter net meets every Wednesday night at 8:00PM on 145.470 mHz. (pl.103.5) the W5SSV repeater.

All Hams are invited.


Jefferson Co. ARES group has a 2 meter training net every Wednesday night following the JCARC net on 145.470 mHz (pl.103.5) the W5SSV repeater.

All Hams are invited.


Beaumont ARC 2 meter net meets every Thursday night at 8:00PM on 146.700 mHz Beaumont ARC (pl 107.2) (W5RIN).

All Hams are invited.


Big Thicket ARC 2 meter net meets every Thursday night at 7:00PM on 145.230 mHz Kountze (pl.103.5) (N5BTC)

All Hams are invited.


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Webmaster: Rocky Wilson, N5MTX


email: n5mtx at arrl dot net for comments and corrections.



Last Update June 7, 2016



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