CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

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.

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CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser 2017 – 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.

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.

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June 2017 Meeting – Ice Cream Social

The June 2017 CARP meeting will be a Ice Cream social and summer events planning  meeting

Agenda for the Meeting:

  1. Club Business Presentation
  2. Ice Cream Social
    Ice cream sundaes and root beer floats for all
  3. CARP Field Day Planning – AE6GE
    Review and status of event
  4. CARP Fireworks Stand Planning – AE6GE
    Training and planning for the fundraiser
  5. Climb to Kaiser Comms Planning – K6JDM
    Training and planning for the event

Time/Date:

Friday June 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location:

Clovis Senior Center
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Ham Radio Aviator Attempts New York To Paris Speed Record

by: Bonnie (KQ6XA)

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.

Brian Lloyd WB6RQN in his airplane Spirit with HF radio

 

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They’ve got your back(up communication): Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers provide public service, prepare for disasters

By Mariya Zheleva

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.

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CARP Field Day Interest Form

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.

Please signup prior to May 31 to ensure your place for meals: CARP Field Day Interest Form

 

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