Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.
CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.
The CARP Fireworks Stand is coming soon. The stand will be open from June 28 through July 4.
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 Mobile Communications Center. The more volunteers we get to help with the stand helps make things run easier.
Brian Lloyd WB6RQN Flight Commemorates 90 Years Since Lindbergh
New York, USA, May 22, 2017 – As pilot Brian Lloyd propels his single- engine plane named “Spirit” eastward into the sky this week from Republic Airport on Long Island, he embarks on a dual mission. He is commemorating Charles Lindbergh’s famous solo transatlantic flight that made history in May of 1927, while simultaneously attempting to break a speed record for the New York to Paris air route. To make things even more interesting, he intends to communicate live via radio with Ham operators while in flight.
What would happen if disaster struck? No cell phones, no internet, no power.
How would people communicate?
Enter: Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers, or CARP for short.
The club is ready to provide communication for any emergency situation, with generators, batteries and ham radios always on hand.
However, CARP isn’t solely around to communicate during disaster. Their skills and equipment also come in handy for events like the California Classic’s running and bicycle events and the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies walk. Ham radio operators communicate from different points on the course during these walks and bicycle events.
While cleaning out the file cabinet I came across a vintage issue of the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California Repeater Directory from 1994. Some of you might be interested how many repeaters there were back then and what repeaters are still on the air today.
Field Day is only a few months away. CARP will hold Field Day at Pine Ridge School again this year. In order to facilitate planning of equipment and food we are looking to find out who all is planning on attending Field Day with us.
Please follow the link below to the CARP Field Day Interest Form and let us know if you are planning on attending Field Day with us.
At the May 2017 CARP meeting Jason Boyer N6EY gave a great presentation on Space Communications. In the presentation he discussed types of amateur radio satellites and communications methods to utilize them.