CARP December 2009 e-Newsletter

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneer’s
December 2009 e-Newsletter

Hello fellow Pioneers,

As I drive around town, this Thanksgiving week, I see that the Christmas Tree lots are already open for business. Can you believe that December is upon us? Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and looking forward to seeing many of you at the Christmas Party.

Enjoy this month’s edition of the CARP e-Newsletter.  Please send any comments or questions to

Membership Meeting

CARP monthly membership meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Friday of the month at the Clovis Senior Center, 850 Fourth Street, Clovis CA.

The December CARP membership meeting will be the Annual CARP Christmas Party, Friday December 4th, 2009

January Annual Business Meeting

Due to the the holidays and per bylaws, the CARP 2010 Annual Business Meeting will be held on Friday January 8th at 7:00 pm at the Clovis Senior Center, 850 Fourth Street, Clovis CA.

Nominations are Close for 2010 Board of Directors

Nominations have closed and Ballots have gone out for the 2010-11 Board of Directors. Be sure to mail your ballot back by the January Business Meeting. You may also bring your ballot to the Christmas Party of the January Business Meeting.

CARP “Pick Your Own Prize” Reverse Style Drawing

In this reverse style drawing you do not want to be the first ticket
picked, but the last. At the beginning of the drawing we will start
drawing tickets and the last ticket left will be the Grand Prize winner.

The drawing will be held at the CARP Christmas Party on Friday December 4th, 2009. Tickets are $10.00 each and the Grand Prize is $500.00 cash. There will only be 100 tickets sold so the odds are 1 in 100 that
your ticket will win the grand prize so don’t wait, get your ticket now
before they all sell out.

If you would like to purchase a ticket for the CARP “Pick Your Own
Prize” Reverse Style Drawing, please see a board member or email For more details see the article on the CARP website.

Christmas Party December 4th

The CARP Christmas Party is scheduled for Friday December 4th, 2009. Mark your calendars to attend our annual event. As always these will be no admission charge, just bring a side dish to complement the great main dishes the club provides. You do not need to be a member to attend, but please RSVP to as soon as possible so we have enough for everyone. There will be drawings for prizes and lots of great fun. For more details see the Christmas Party Announcement on the CARP website.

Estate Equipment up for Auction

The family
of Monte Lamont KD6DRY, has graciously donated the radio equipment from
his estate. Monte,  who became a silent key on September 17, 2009, was
a member of of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers and very active in the
local amateur radio community.

We will be
offering the equipment to the club membership and attendees at the
Christmas Party Friday December 4th, 2009 via a silent auction.  All
equipment will have a reasonable reserve, but there are great deals to
be had. This will be a great opportunity for new hams to get a nice
piece of radio gear!

All the
equipment is used, but most is in great shape. We have tested the
radios for transmit and receive. Equipment that will be available for
the silent auction:

  • Alinco    DJ-196    2M HT
  • Alinco    DR-235    220 Mobile
  • Alinco    DR-635    2/440 Mobile
  • Alinco    DR-119    2 M Mobile
  • Alinco    DR-605    2/440 Mobile
  • Alinco    DR-130    2M Mobile
  • Kenwood    TS570DG    HF Radio
  • Cushcraft    124WB    2M Beam
  • TV Antenna Rotor
  • Larson    KG 2/70    On glass dual band

IRLP/EchoLink Node Back Online

The CARP IRLP/Echolink Node has been repaired and is back online.

The IRLP/Echolink node is connected to and can be accessed from the K6ARP repeater system:

  • IRLP Node: 8280
  • Echolink Node: 126433

CARP Website

The CARP website can be viewed at The CARP website has some great amateur radio related articles and an event calendar outlining CARP and other amateur radio events. If you have any articles or events you would like to see on the site, please email us at


CARP memberships now run from January to December of each year. Dues for 2010 can be paid now is the time. Just a note, for those of you who pay for your 2010 membership between now and the Christmas Party, you will receive some free drawing tickets for prizes at the Christmas Party.

Member Badges/Cards

As a paid member of CARP you will receive a CARP Member Badge that is designed to attach to a lanyard. If you have paid your membership dues and have not received your membership badge yet, please contact Laura KI6KRT at

2009 Board of Directors

President Rob Mavis AE6GE
Vice-President David Dansby NI6M
Treasurer LouAnn Dansby KD6WAW
Secretary Laura Mavis KI6KRT
Patrick May KI6QOH
Steve Stoehr N6JXL
Darin Land K6OSX

CARP Repeater System

  • 147.675 – 141.3 K6ARP/R – Mile High
  • 224.380 – 141.3 N6JXL/R – Mile High
  • 444.725 + 141.3 K6ARP/R – Mile High
  • 440.350 + 141.3 NI6M/R – Downtown Clovis
  • IRLP Node: 8280
  • Echolink Node: 126433
  • Phone Patch

Contact CARP

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

P.O. Box 514

Clovis, CA 93613