New ARRL Extra Class License Manual Available

05/25/2016

Achieve the highest level of Amateur Radio licenses. The new ARRL Extra Class License Manual (11th edition) is available in softcover, spiral-bound, or e-book versions. With the optional academic-style spiral-bound edition (ARRL Item 0550, ISBN: 978-1-62595-055-0, $32.95), the manual lies flat, making it more convenient for both students and instructors.

The exam questions-and-answer key is built from the latest Amateur Extra class question pool, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016. Our expert instruction will lead you through all of the knowledge you need to pass the 50-question exam: Rules, specific operating skills, and more advanced electronics theory. You can use the Extra Class License Manual in conjunction with ARRL’s Extra Q&A (4th edition) and ARRL’s online Exam Review for Ham Radio, so you won’t have any surprises on test day.

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ARRL Reaches Agreement with Community Associations Institute on Parity Act

05/28/2016

After 2-1/2 months of intense negotiations, ARRL has reached an agreement with the Community Associations Institute (CAI) — the national association of homeowners associations — concerning amended language of the Amateur Radio Parity Act. This will allow H.R. 1301 to proceed to what is hoped will be passage of the bill in both houses of Congress this year.

“We express support for H.R. 1301, the Amateur Radio Parity Act, as proposed to be amended,” the CAI statement said.

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CARP Field Day 2016 Participants Needed

2016 Field Day LogoThis June 25-26 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) will participate in the ARRL Field Day event. We will be operating from Pine Ridge School located on Auberry Road above the top of the Highway 168 Four-lanes.

Planning is underway for this event and we are looking for chairpersons and captains to help organize the event but also operators.

The club will be providing lunch and dinner to event participants on Saturday.

If you are interested in helping out or participating in the event, please use the form below to let us know:

Elecraft KX2 Announcement

New KX2 radio to be announced this Thursday at the Dayton  Hamvention 2016

Elecraft KX2 Product Info
Elecraft KX2 Product Info

Hello to all,

We are please to announce a new radio to complement the KX3 and the KX-Line.  Here are the details.

What:  Elecraft announces the KX2, Ultra-portable radio
When:  Thursday, May 16th, 1300Z
Where:  Four Days In May QRP event, part of the Dayton Hamfest activities

Elecraft is excited to announce a new radio targeting the Ultra-portable market with a Fit-In-Your-Pocket size.  Please see the attached brochure for details.

Pricing

  • KX2:  $749.00
  • Options and accessories:  Please see the table below for pricing.  Also see the FAQ for details.

Ordering/Availability

Distributors are encouraged to order both the KX2 and accessories now.  The KX2 is already in production and early ordering will ensure your position for deliveries.

Note that the KX2 will be available in full, factory-built form only.  There will be 2 internally-installed options available immediately.  See the FAQ for more details.

Marketing Collateral Available

You will find a new section in the Elecraft Egnyte repository that contains:

  • The attached brochure in editable form for you to translate and convert to local printing formats.
  • A KX2 Date Sheet
  • A KX2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in editable form
  • Hi Resolution images for use with your marketing and web site content

Special Note on the new KX2 Battery and Charger system

  • Elecraft will be stocking the KXBT2 (Li-ion Battery) and the KXBC2 (Li-ion Charger) for your to order.
  • We have also arranged for you to purchase both items directly from our supplier, Tenergy (www.tenergy.com)
  • Please see the attached document, KX2 Battery info v1.0, with the details.

Along with many of the Elecraft team, I’ll be in Dayton to launch the KX2 but will be able to answer questions as needed.

Again, we are excited to offer you increased business opportunities with the KX2 launch!

Cheers,

David

Turlock Amateur Radio Equipment Auction – April 23, 2016

The Spring 2016 auction will be held April 23th at Crossroads Church, 1360 N Johnson, Corner of Johnson & Arbor, Turlock CA. Doors open at 8:00 AM, Auction begins at 9:00 AM.  There will be a $5 charge to obtain a bidder’s paddle.

Talk In:  147.030+ (100 Hz)

If you are bringing equipment please send to pictures to gradyw@elite.net…

de Grady, K6IXA Auctioneer

For more info: http://w6bxn.org/auction/

 

CARP Field Day 2016 Plans Underway

2016 Field Day LogoThis June 25-26 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) will participate in the ARRL Field Day event. We will be operating from Pine Ridge School located on Auberry Road above the top of the Highway 168 Four-lanes.

Planning is underway for this event and we are looking for chairpersons and captains to help organize the event. If you are interested in helping out or participating in the event, please use the form below to let us know:

CARP Meeting – May 6, 2016

At the monthly CARP Membership meeting we will have a project/build night. We will be building Roll-up J-Poles and Tiger-Tails. 

CARP will provide all the parts necessary for the projects for a small fee (est. $10) to cover the cost of the parts.

Time/Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers – Fresno County California