The requirement for membership was 2-way communication by wireless
or more years prior to 1947. At that time the members were "spark"
operators in 1907 or earlier when there was no licensing authority. The
requirements have continued to this day - two-way wireless communication
by CB, amateur, military or commercial means 40 or more years ago.
Our organization is mainly interested in the history of radio in all its aspects,
particularly Amateur Radio. As of 2017, OOTC had more than 700 members
OOTC also maintains a Students Educational Assistance Fund.
The invested fund is used to award cash scholarships to worthy
radio amateurs pursuing college level course leading to degrees.
Since 1947 and today, to be a full member you must have a amateur
license at the time of the application. Associate membership is available
to anyone not having a amateur license today but qualifies otherwise.
The initiation fee is $10 and dues are $16 a year U.S.. $18 international
(no U.S. zIp code). When joining, pay initiation plus one year dues.
join you will
have membership for life. Continued payment of dues
($16) is not mandatory but the member may not receive mailed copy of Spark-Gap
Times. However, "dues paid for life" is available and insures full member privileges
"Life Dues" is available to members at the following rates:
Under age 70 $250., 75 to 89 $150., 90 and above, FREE.
OOTC is a international organization and has issued over 4700
each is assigned a dedicated membership number in our records.
Explore the OOTC website - ootc.us
HQ email - firstname.lastname@example.org