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Online Amateur Radio Community (OARC) Call VOIP Network

"We are a UK online based community, here to have fun and experiment with amateur radio – An amateur radio club providing Ham Support, Advice, and Community, without Committee. Our community is hosted on the popular Discord platform, that provides 24/7 chat and meeting facilities."

Online Amateur Radio Community (OARC) Call is a VOIP Telephone Network, much the same as the Hams Over IP Network. This network was concieved during the COVID Pandemic as a way for hams int he UL to stay connected while being on lockdown. The community has grown to an international community of collaboration. While the community is centered around their Discord Server, they have also created a SIP based PBX network for their members to be able to call each other on VOIP IP Phones.

Hams Over IP has a trunk line connected to the OARC network, which allows users from both networks to call each other.

More information about the community and organization can be found on their website at https://www.oarc.uk/.

Calling an OARC Number from Hams Over IP

To call a OARC number from the Hams Over IP network, dial 441, hit the dial button, wait for a dial tone and then dial the OARC extension of the user you wish to call. The system will automatically direct the call across the OARC Trunk.

  • Try it: dial 441, wait for a dialtone and then dial 8008 (Rick). You should hear Rick Astley's "Never Going to Give You Up" start playing.

Calling a Hams Over IP Number from OARC

To call a Hams Over IP number from the OARC network, the process is the same. Dial 441, hit the dial button, wait for a dial tone and then dial the HOIP extension of the user you wish to call.

  • Try it: dial 441, wait for a dialtone and then dial 3192 (Talking Clock). You should hear the current date and time.

OARC Phonebook

Don't know the number of the person you are trying to call on the OARC Call SIP Network? Look them up in the OARC Phonebook at https://www.oarc.uk/oarc-pbx-callbook.

Last Updated: 09/03/2022