CARP 147.675 Repeater PL Temporarily Changed

As some of you may have noticed the CARP 2-Meter 147.675 MHz Mile High machine has been off the air for the last few days. The machine is experiencing some interference and we are working to resolve the issue.

In the mean time, the PL on the 147.675 machine has been changed to 123.0 hz. This is only a temporary change and will be switched back as soon as the issue is resolved. So if you can not get into the machine try switching to the new PL.

Clovis Big Hat Comm Volunteers Needed

Clovis Big Hat Day Century Ride – Communications Support
 
When
Saturday April 4, 2015. Time: TBA
 
Where
Starts in Clovis CA. – Route TBD

Mission: 
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.
 
Manpower needed:
~15+ communications volunteers.
 
Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Clovis Big Hat Ride 2015 Comm Volunteer Signup
 
Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

2015 EMCOMM / Public Service Event List

Updated: February 12, 2015 – Below is the list of Public Service/EMCOMM events for Fresno/Clovis and the Central Valley for 2015. Participation of local amateur radio operators in these events not only provides a valuable service assisting with the health and welfare of the public and event participants but also gives us a chance to practice and hone our communications skills. Skills that will be needed in the event we are called to assist in an EMCOMM capacity.

2015 Public Service Events:

  • February 21 – Rotary Run
  • March 7 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Signup
  • April 4 – Clovis Big Hat Day Bicycle Century – Signup
  • April 11 – March of Dimes Fresno – Signup
  • April 25 – Shinzen Run/Walk
  • May 2 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Century
  • May 16 – California Classic Bicycle Century
  • September 12 – Tour de Fresno Charity Bicycle Century
  • October 10 – Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century
  • November 8 – Two Cities Marathon

If you are interested in participating and assisting with radio communications for any of the events, please either click on the corresponding Signup link above or contact Rob AE6GE, ae6ge@k6arp.org.

FCC Seeks Comment on Radar Sharing Schemes that Could Displace Amateur Radio at 76-81 GHz

ARRL.org
February 9, 2015

The FCC is seeking comment on issues involving expanded use of various radar applications in the 76-81 GHz band, which Amateur Radio shares with other services. The band 77.5-78 GHz is allocated to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite services on a primary basis, and to the Radio Astronomy and Space Research services on a secondary basis.

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Fresno CERT Class Begins March 10, 2015

TUESDAY-THURSDAY EVENING SERIES TO BE HELD MARCH 10 – APRIL 2

The Fresno Citizen Corps, in partnership with the City and County of Fresno and the Fresno Police and Fire Departments, is pleased to announce that Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered in a Tuesday and Thursday evening series from March 10—April 2, 2015. The free 20-hour course is sponsored by CaliforniaVolunteers, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Office of Individual and Community Preparedness; and developed in cooperation with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The entry-level course is designed to provide basic emergency response skills, particularly those that could be essential in the initial hours after a major natural or man-made disaster; and which are also valuable in the event of a fire or other more frequently occurring emergency. The emphasis throughout the course is on preparedness and personal safety and is not intended to equip individuals to be professional rescuers.

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Amateur Radio Payloads Share Ride into Space with Soil Moisture Monitoring Satellite

ARRL.org
February 2, 2015

Amateur Radio Payloads Share Ride into Space with Soil Moisture Monitoring Satellite

Four NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNA-X) CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads launched successfully January 31 from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. The primary payload for the Delta II launcher was the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. SMAP’s onboard radar will share Amateur Radio spectrum at 1.26 GHz. Amateur Radio is secondary on the 23 centimeter band, which covers 1240 to 1300 MHz.

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FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Goes into Effect on February 17

ARRL.org
January 29, 2015

Starting February 17, the FCC no longer will routinely issue paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission has maintained for some time now that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC has continued to print and mail hard copy licenses. In mid-December the FCC adopted final procedures to provide access to official electronic authorizations, as proposed in WT Docket 14-161 as part of its “process reform” initiatives.

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Red Monkey Open House 2015

Red Monkey Open House, Swap Meet, and VE Test Session

  • BBQ Hamburgers
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Raffles
  • Swapmeet
  • VE Test Session

Bring your radio and electronic equipment for sale or trade

Hosted by Red Monkey Communications and  the Central Valley Radio Club

Date/Time

Saturday March 28, 2015
8:00 am-1:00 pm

Location

5367 N. Golden State (between Shaw & Barstow)

Contact

559-277-4RED

CARP February 2015 Meeting

CARPLogo_transClovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Membership Meeting

The February CARP Meeting will be a project night. We will be building a “Roll-up J-Pole” antenna. The cost of the parts kit is $10.00. We will have a limited number of the tools needed so you are welcome to bring your own tools and soldering iron!

Time/Date:

Friday February 6, 2015, at 7:00 pm

Location:

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers