Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneer’s
February 2010 e-Newsletter
Hello fellow Pioneers,
Enjoy this month’s edition of the CARP e-Newsletter. Please send any comments or questions to email@example.com.
In this edition:
- 2010 CARP Election Results
- 2010 CARP Officers
- Repeater Outage Update
- KD6DRY Estate Silent Auction
February Membership Meeting
The February CARP meeting will be Friday February 5th at 7:00pm. Have you ever wondered what it would take to do a portable HF operation? Please come join us at the Clovis Senior Center for a presentation on Portable HF operations.
2010 CARP Election Results
The CARP 2010 election was held at the CARP Annual Business Meeting on January 8, 2010. The winners were: Louann Dansby KD6WAW, Laura Mavis KI6KRT,and Ray Harkins KB6LQV. Congratulations to the incumbents and welcome to new board member!
2010 CARP Officers
At the January 27, 2010 CARP Board of Directors meeting the years officers were elected as follows:
- President: Rob Mavis AE6GE
- Vice President: Steve Stoehr N6JXL
- Treasurer: Louann Dansby KD6WAW
- Secretary: Patrick May KI6QOH
In January the Sierras above the valley was pounded with wind and
snow from a series of storms resulting in downed lines and several
power outages in the mountain areas. The location of the CARP repeater
site experienced several outages from the storms.
The CARP repeater site does have generator backup, but it seems the generator set did not fire during some of the outages.
The CARP Technical Committee will be working with the landlord to
determine why the generator did not fire during those times and attempt
to resolve the problem.
After the power came back up some of the equipment was knocked
offline disabling the link between Mile High and Clovis, preventing use
of the IRLP/Echolink node from the high-level repeaters. During a break
in the storms members of the Technical Committee made the trip to the hilltop and re-established the link. Thanks to Rob AE6GE and Patrick KI6QOH.
There are still a few minor issues that need to be addressed from
the power outages. Some of the Repeater controller user commands may
not work at this time. We will be addressing this issue soon.
Estate Equipment up for Auction
CARP still has some of the KD6DRY estate equipment. We will be
offering the equipment to the club membership and attendees at the February membership meeting on Friday February 5th via a silent auction. All
equipment has 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 is still available for
the silent auction:
- Alinco DR-235 220 Mobile
- Alinco DR-635 2/440 Mobile
- Alinco DR-119 2M Mobile
- Alinco DR-130 2M Mobile
- Kenwood TS570DG HF Radio
- Larson KG 2/70 On glass dual band
The CARP website can be viewed at www.k6arp.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARP memberships run January to December and are due the beginning of each year.
As a paid member of CARP you will receive a CARP Member Badge that is designed to attach to a lanyard. The badge not only shows that you are a member of CARP, but also has the repeater access commands printed on the reverse.
For those of you who have paid your 2010 membership, your card will be available at the February meeting.
2009 Board of Directors
CARP Repeater System
The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers repeater system consists of multiple sites. The high-level site is located east of Clovis near Mile High and the low-level site is located near downtown Clovis. The repeater system is open for the amateur community to use.
- 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
Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
P.O. Box 514
Clovis, CA 93613