Solar minimum surprisingly constant

Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Solar microwave observation telescopes in 1957 (top left) and today (bottom left). Fluctuations observed during 60 years of solar microwave monitoring (top right) and the solar microwave spectrum at each solar minimum (bottom right). The background is full solar disk images taken by the X-ray telescope aboard the Hinode satellite. Credit: NAOJ/Nagoya University/JAXA

Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of the cycles.

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CARP Elections 2017 – Results

Elections for the 2018-2019 term of the Clovis Amateur Radio (CARP) Board of Directors was held at the CARP Annual Business Meeting on November 3, 2017.

Congratulations to the new Board of Directors members:

  • James Majors K6JDM
  • Tom Reinhart N6MQG
  • Craig Roberts W6CMR

A Board of Directors meeting will be held on November 8, 2017 where the Board of Directors will vote for officers for 2018.

 

 

 

2018 EMCOMM Events

February 17, 2018 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park – Signup

March 3, 2018 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Sanger, CA  – Signup

April 7, 2018 – California Classic Bicycle Ride  – Signup
& March of Dimes Walk – Signup

April 21, 2018 – Hinds Hospice Angel Babies Walk – Signup

May 5, 2018 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Ride – Signup

June 30, 2018 – Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride – Signup

September 8, 2018 – Tour de Fresno Bicycle Ride – Signup

October 13, 2018 – Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride – Signup

CARP Christmas Party – Friday December 1st, 2017 – Please RSVP

Come join us for the annual CARP Christmas Party on Friday December 1st at 7:00 pm in the Clovis Senior Center classroom.  Hope to see you there, it is always have a good time, great food and a lot of fun.

The festivities for the evening include:

Food

The dinner is pot-luck style with the club providing turkey, ham and tri-tip for the main dish along with rolls and coffee. Please bring a side dish, salad or desert. Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Awards

There will be participation awards and the prestigious CARP Bonehead and overload award.

Drawings

There will be a general prize drawing and a grand prize drawing:

General Drawing

TBA

Grand Prize Drawing

4 – Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets 

Membership Drawing

Pay your 2017 CARP Club membership dues between now and at the Christmas Party and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a special prize

Time/Date:

Friday December 1st 2017 at 7:00 pm

RSVP:

Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Location:

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

Website:

http://www.k6arp.org

New Digital Modes Changing Complexion of Bands and Perhaps of Ham Radio

The wave of software-based digital modes over the past several years has altered the atmosphere of the HF bands. Some suggest the popularity of modes that make it possible to contact stations neither operator can even hear has resulted in fewer CW and SSB signals on bands like 6 meters and 160 meters. Traditional modes require far more interaction and effort on the part of the operator; the newer digital modes not so much. The recent advent of the still-beta “quick” FT8 mode, developed by Steve Franke, K9AN, and Joe Taylor, K1JT — the “F” and the “T” in the mode’s moniker — has brought this to a head. Some now wonder if FT8 marks the end of an era and the start of a new, more minimalist age.

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CARP Annual Business Meeting 2017

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The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers November meeting will be the Club’s Annual Business Meeting. At the meeting we will hold the 2018/19 elections and address any business that comes before the meeting.

Elections for 2018-2019

Nominations were taken in the month of September per CARP Bylaws. There are three (3) seats open on the Board of Directors for term 2018-2019.

The nominees that will be voted for are:

  • James Majors K6JDM
  • Lou Dansby KD6WAW
  • Laura Mavis KI6KRT
  • Tom Reinhart N6MQG
  • Craig Roberts W6CMR

Club Business

As this is our annual business meeting the floor will be open to suggestions from the membership for activities, meeting topics, volunteers, etc. Please come to the meeting with some ideas on what you would like to see the club do in the next year.

Date/Time:

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location:

Clovis Senior Center
850 4th St
Clovis, CA 93612

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

 

CARP Elections 2017 – Nominees

Elections will be held for the 2018-2019 term of the Clovis Amateur Radio (CARP) Board of Directors at  CARP Annual Business Meeting. The Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the Clovis Senior Center Classroom on November 3, 2017.

There are three Board of Directors positions for the 2018-2019 term  up for election.  Nominees for these position are:

  • James Majors K6JDM
  • Lou Dansby KD6WAW
  • Laura Mavis KI6KRT
  • Tom Reinhart N6MQG
  • Craig Roberts W6CMR

The vote will be held at the Annual Business Meeting. Attendance is required to vote so please plan on attending.

 

 

 

CARP Christmas Party – Friday December 1st, 2017 – Please RSVP

Come join us for the annual CARP Christmas Party on Friday December 1st at 7:00 pm in the Clovis Senior Center classroom.  Hope to see you there, it is always have a good time, great food and a lot of fun.

The festivities for the evening include:

Food

The dinner is pot-luck style with the club providing turkey, ham and tri-tip for the main dish along with rolls and coffee. Please bring a side dish, salad or desert. Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Awards

There will be participation awards and the prestigious CARP Bonehead and overload award.

Drawings

There will be a general prize drawing and a grand prize drawing:

General Drawing

TBA

Grand Prize Drawing

4 – Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets 

Membership Drawing

Pay your 2017 CARP Club membership dues between now and at the Christmas Party and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a special prize

Time/Date:

Friday December 1st 2017 at 7:00 pm

RSVP:

Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Location:

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

Website:

http://www.k6arp.org

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