Comm Volunteers Needed – Tour de Fresno 2015

Tour de Fresno 2015- Communications Support

When
Saturday September 12, 2015. Time: TBA

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
20+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Tour de Fresno 2015 Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

October 2015 CARP Meeting – SKYWARN/Severe Weather Spotter Training Program

The National Weather Service from Hanford, California will be presenting the annual Severe Weather Spotter / SKYWARN training at the October CARP Meeting.

This is a great program for not only spotter training but also a great education on weather.

Time/Date:
Friday October 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Clovis Amateur Radio Swapmeet – September 26, 2015

Clovis Amateur Radio and Electronics Swapmeet – September 26, 2015

Sponsored by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

Mark your calendars! The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Fall Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet will be held in Clovis, CA on Saturday September 26th. Ham radio and electronics enthusiasts from the Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley area are invited to attend.

Admission is FREE for sellers and buyers.

Time/Date:
Saturday September 26, 2015 – 8:00am to 11:00am
Sellers setup at 7:30am

Location:
New Hope Community Church
4620 E Nees Ave
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org
559-492-7675

Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake to Powerhouse Double 2015

Bass Lake to Powerhouse 2015 – Communications Support

When
Saturday October 10, 2015. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

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: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

Rockwell Collins to End Mechanical Filter Production

ARRL.org
08/13/2015

As more and more communications equipment designs have adopted digital signal processing techniques, Rockwell Collins has announced that it will stop manufacturing its renowned mechanical filters. It did not provide a specific date.

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Katrina 10th Anniversary Mississippi Memorial Event Set

ARRL.org
08/10/2015

A special event operation from August 26 through September 2 will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the more than 230 people who lost their lives as a result of Katrina along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and points north.

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Would Not Void “Private Contracts,” ARRL General Counsel Says

ARRL.org
08/06/2015

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, has rebutted assertions, expressed by some, that the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 would represent an unlawful intrusion into “private contracts” and would invalidate architectural limitations and rules regarding the installation of ham radio antennas in residential neighborhoods. Imlay said the argument raised is that no federal legislation should alter private land-use restrictions, since these are contractual obligations.“The contractual characteristic of private land-use regulation has not existed in the United States for a great many years,” he pointed out. Imlay recently expanded on the topic during a lengthy interview with HamRadioNow webcast host Gary Pearce, KN4AQ.

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CARP Summer Sizzler – August 8 – Meadow Lakes

There is a change of venue for this year’s CARP Summer Sizzler Party. As a way to try and get out of the summer heat this year the party will be at Meadow Lakes. Sorry, but there will not be any fireworks or cannon this year, but the cooler weather should make up for the lack of pyrotechnics. We will still have the great pot-luck and a chance for our members to have an eyeball with others.

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Gains Momentum, Cosponsor List Tops 90

ARRL.org
07/28/2015

Keep those letters coming! To date, according to the ARRL Regulatory Affairs Office, more than 4300 letters have been received from League members since the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 grassroots campaign began in March, all urging their members in both branches of Congress to become cosponsors of the bill. More letters are in the queue, and the correspondence seems to be having the desired effect in terms of additional cosponsors. The League has a combined web page to provide a clearing house for all information on the identical pieces of legislation now in play in the US House and Senate. The Act would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land-use restrictions. The FCC has been reluctant to extend those legal protections without direction from Congress. Continue reading

FCC Proposes Fining Georgia Ham $1000 for Failing to Identify

ARRL.org
07/23/2015

The FCC has proposed fining a Georgia ham $1000 for alleged failure to properly identify. David J. Tolassi, W4BHV, had been warned last August about not following the Commission’s Part 97 ID rules. The FCC said his “deliberate disregard” of that warning warranted the proposed penalty.

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