CARP February 2010 e-Newsletter

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 info@k6arp.org.

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

Repeater Outage

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

CARP Website

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 info@k6arp.org.

Memberships

CARP memberships run January to December and are due the beginning of each year.

Member Badges/Cards

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

President Rob Mavis AE6GE ae6ge@k6arp.org
Vice-President Steve Stoehr N6JXL ni6m@k6arp.org
Treasurer LouAnn Dansby KD6WAW kd6waw@k6arp.org
Secretary Patrick May KI6QOH ki6krt@k6arp.org
Laura Mavis KI6KRT ki6qoh@k6arp.org
David Dansby NI6M n6jxl@k6arp.org
Ray Harkins KB6LQV k6osx@k6arp.org

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

Contact CARP

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

P.O. Box 514

Clovis, CA 93613

email: info@k6arp.org

Web: http://www.k6arp.org