CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY BEGINS JULY 13 – REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Invitation from Chief Dyer: On behalf of the Fresno Police Department, I would like to invite those of you who live or work in the city of Fresno to participate in the Citizens Police Academy. This valuable program is offered with the goal of enhancing, through education, the relationship between the Fresno Police Department and the citizens we protect and serve.

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CARP Field Day Operators Needed

The CARP Field Day location will be at Pine Ridge School, located at the top of the Highway 168 4-lanes.

Volunteers for the CARP Field Day 2016 operation is needed. We need help with setup, tear-down, cleanup, phone/CW/Digital station operation, etc.

All CARP Field Day participants can purchase an ARRL Field Day t-shirt at a discounted rate. Participants will only pay $10.00 for the shirt and CARP will pay the remaining and shipping.  T-Shirts normally cost $14.95.

Please signup using the form below and someone will be in touch to work out the details of your attendance and ordering your shirt.

FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast

An aerial view of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (Wikipedia)
An aerial view of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (Wikipedia)

Gizmodo.com
by: Matt Novak
June 7, 2016

Starting today, it appears the US military will be testing a device or devices that will potentially jam GPS signals for six hours each day. We say “appears” because officially the tests were announced by the FAA but are centered near the US Navy’s largest installation in the Mojave Desert. And the Navy won’t tell us much about what’s going on.

The FAA issued an advisory warning pilots on Saturday that global positioning systems (GPS) could be unreliable during six different days this month, primarily in the Southwestern United States. On June 7, 9, 21, 23, 28, and 30th the GPS interference testing will be taking place between 9:30am and 3:30pm Pacific time. But if you’re on the ground, you probably won’t notice interference.

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CARP Field Day 2016 Plans Progressing

2016 Field Day LogoThis June 25-26 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) will participate in the ARRL Field Day event. We will be operating from Pine Ridge School located on Auberry Road above the top of the Highway 168 Four-lanes.

Planning is underway for this event and we are looking for chairpersons and captains to help organize the event but also operators.

Current plans are to operate class 2A, utilizing a Phone and CW/Digital station. We also have plans for a possible GOTA station and VHF station as well.

The club will be providing lunch and dinner to event participants on Saturday.

If you are interested in helping out or participating in the event, please use the form below to let us know:

New ARRL Extra Class License Manual Available

05/25/2016

Achieve the highest level of Amateur Radio licenses. The new ARRL Extra Class License Manual (11th edition) is available in softcover, spiral-bound, or e-book versions. With the optional academic-style spiral-bound edition (ARRL Item 0550, ISBN: 978-1-62595-055-0, $32.95), the manual lies flat, making it more convenient for both students and instructors.

The exam questions-and-answer key is built from the latest Amateur Extra class question pool, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016. Our expert instruction will lead you through all of the knowledge you need to pass the 50-question exam: Rules, specific operating skills, and more advanced electronics theory. You can use the Extra Class License Manual in conjunction with ARRL’s Extra Q&A (4th edition) and ARRL’s online Exam Review for Ham Radio, so you won’t have any surprises on test day.

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ARRL Reaches Agreement with Community Associations Institute on Parity Act

05/28/2016

After 2-1/2 months of intense negotiations, ARRL has reached an agreement with the Community Associations Institute (CAI) — the national association of homeowners associations — concerning amended language of the Amateur Radio Parity Act. This will allow H.R. 1301 to proceed to what is hoped will be passage of the bill in both houses of Congress this year.

“We express support for H.R. 1301, the Amateur Radio Parity Act, as proposed to be amended,” the CAI statement said.

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CARP Field Day 2016 Participants Needed

2016 Field Day LogoThis June 25-26 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) will participate in the ARRL Field Day event. We will be operating from Pine Ridge School located on Auberry Road above the top of the Highway 168 Four-lanes.

Planning is underway for this event and we are looking for chairpersons and captains to help organize the event but also operators.

The club will be providing lunch and dinner to event participants on Saturday.

If you are interested in helping out or participating in the event, please use the form below to let us know:

Elecraft KX2 Announcement

New KX2 radio to be announced this Thursday at the Dayton  Hamvention 2016

Elecraft KX2 Product Info
Elecraft KX2 Product Info

Hello to all,

We are please to announce a new radio to complement the KX3 and the KX-Line.  Here are the details.

What:  Elecraft announces the KX2, Ultra-portable radio
When:  Thursday, May 16th, 1300Z
Where:  Four Days In May QRP event, part of the Dayton Hamfest activities

Elecraft is excited to announce a new radio targeting the Ultra-portable market with a Fit-In-Your-Pocket size.  Please see the attached brochure for details.

Pricing

  • KX2:  $749.00
  • Options and accessories:  Please see the table below for pricing.  Also see the FAQ for details.

Ordering/Availability

Distributors are encouraged to order both the KX2 and accessories now.  The KX2 is already in production and early ordering will ensure your position for deliveries.

Note that the KX2 will be available in full, factory-built form only.  There will be 2 internally-installed options available immediately.  See the FAQ for more details.

Marketing Collateral Available

You will find a new section in the Elecraft Egnyte repository that contains:

  • The attached brochure in editable form for you to translate and convert to local printing formats.
  • A KX2 Date Sheet
  • A KX2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in editable form
  • Hi Resolution images for use with your marketing and web site content

Special Note on the new KX2 Battery and Charger system

  • Elecraft will be stocking the KXBT2 (Li-ion Battery) and the KXBC2 (Li-ion Charger) for your to order.
  • We have also arranged for you to purchase both items directly from our supplier, Tenergy (www.tenergy.com)
  • Please see the attached document, KX2 Battery info v1.0, with the details.

Along with many of the Elecraft team, I’ll be in Dayton to launch the KX2 but will be able to answer questions as needed.

Again, we are excited to offer you increased business opportunities with the KX2 launch!

Cheers,

David

CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser 2016 – Volunteers Needed

CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser Volunteers Needed

The CARP Fireworks Stand is coming soon. The stand will be open from June 28 through July 4, 2016.

This is CARPs major fundraiser which allows us to maintain and upgrade the repeater system, pay for meeting location rental, insurance, provide the summer and Christmas parties and pay for the building of the CARP Communications Trailer. The more volunteers we get to help with the stand helps make things run easier.

The tentative schedule is:

  • Tue June 28 – 12pm – 9pm (Setup at 10am)
  • Wed June 29 – 5pm – 9pm
  • ThuJune 30 – 5pm – 9pm
  • Fri July 1 – 5pm – 9pm
  • SatJuly 2 – 9am – 11pm
  • Sun July 3 – 9am – 9pm
  • Mon July 4 – 8am – Midnight

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers – Fresno County California