Meeting: CARP June 2015

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Membership Meeting

 At the CARP June 2015 Meeting in addition to our program we will have Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats as  way to kick off the summer hiatus.

At the meeting the program will be VHF Contesting and we will be discussing activities during the summer including:

  • Fireworks Stand Fundraiser
  • June VHF
  • Camping Trips
  • CARP Summer Sizzler Party

Be sure to be on time to get in on the attendance prize drawing.

Time/Date:
Friday June 5th, 2015, at 7:00 pm

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

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

California Classic Communications

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers with the assistance of amateur radio operators from around the valley provided communications support for the California Classic Century bicycle ride on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

California Classic Century Route
California Classic Century Route

The California Classic Century ride had not only the century ride but also shorter metric and mini-metric rides. All rides started at Chukchansi Park and rode up the 10 miles of Freeway 168 from McKinley Avenue. The century ride continued on to Winton Park near Pine Flat, to Squaw Valley, Sanger and back to Chukchansi Park.

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress

ARRL.org
March 5, 2015

“The introduction of H.R. 1301 with so many original co-sponsors, so early in this session of Congress, is very encouraging,” said ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN. “Several additional members of Congress already have agreed to be co-sponsors. This bill has momentum, but introduction is only the first step. Many of the next steps will be taken as ARRL members contact their US Representatives urging co-sponsorship and thanking them as they sign on to the bill.”

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Transmitter Hunt May 23 in Fresno Area

Central Valley Transmitter Hunters

Come on out to the next T-Hunt. Win or lose we have fun. The more you hunt the better you will get!

The start location is the park & ride at the NE corner of 180 and McCall.  https://goo.gl/maps/bXpDZ (36.736488, -119.609271)

Please arrive early to check in. The hunt begins at 10 AM.

The hunt frequency is 146.565 MHz. Marty K6KTP will be the fox for this hunt.

More details to follow on the day of the hunt.

FCC Proposes to Permit Amateur Access to 2200 and 630 Meters

ARRL.org
April 28, 2015

Amateur Radio is poised to gain access to two new bands! The FCC has allocated a new LF band, 135.7 to 137.8 kHz, to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis. Allocation of the 2.1 kHz segment, known as 2200 meters, was in accordance with the Final Acts of the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07). The Commission also has proposed a new secondary 630 meter MF allocation at 472 to 479 kHz to Amateur Radio, implementing decisions made at WRC-12. No Amateur Radio operation will be permitted in either band until the FCC determines, on the basis of comments, the specific Part 97 rules it must frame to permit operation in the new bands. Amateur Radio would share both allocations with unlicensed Part 15 power line carrier (PLC) systems operated by utilities to control the power grid, as well as with other users. In addition, the FCC has raised the secondary Amateur Service allocation at 1900 to 2000 kHz to primary, while providing for continued use by currently unlicensed commercial fishing vessels of radio buoys on the “open sea.”

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AMSAT: Amateur Radio Payload Could Share Space on Geosynchronous Satellite

ARRL.org
April 26, 2015

[UPDATED 2015-04-27 1803 UTC] There is big news on the Amateur Radio satellite front. AMSAT-NA has announced that, if all goes according to plan, an Amateur Radio payload will go into space on a geosynchronous satellite that’s planned for launch in 2017. As opposed to the more typical low-Earth-orbit, a geosynchronous orbit would permit an earthbound ham at a given point within its footprint to access the satellite at approximately the same time each day. According to AMSAT Vice President-Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, the satellite’s potential footprint would extend over the US from the Mid-Pacific to Africa. AMSAT said it’s accepted the opportunity to be a “hosted payload” on a spacecraft that Millennium Space Systems (MSS) of El Segundo, California, is under contract to design, launch, and operate for the US government. Past AMSAT Director and former Vice President-Engineering Bob McGwier, N4HY, said the Amateur Radio payload must be delivered for testing and integration by the spring of 2016.

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CARP Camp-a-Long May 29-31, 2015

CARP Camp-a-Long

Date/Time:

May 29-31, 2015

Location:

Granite Creek Campground, Madera County, CA

Campsite Cost/Details:

  • Designated Campsites
  • No charge for Campsite
  • Pit Toilet
  • No Running Water

RSVP:

Please use the Online RSVP Form to let us know you plan on attending. This will also let us help give you directions and other important information about the trip.

Note: While a CARP Camp-a-Long is a club sponsored event, attendees are responsible for their own food, supplies, transportation and any other costs associated with the camping venue.

House Committee Asks FCC for Documents Related to Proposed Enforcement Bureau Closures

ARRL.org
April 24, 2015

The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce has given the Federal Communications Commission a May 7 deadline to produce documents related to FCC Enforcement Bureau proposals to close two-thirds of its field offices and eliminate nearly one-half of its staff of field agents. In an April 23 letter, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) told FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that his panel wants the Commission to provide all documents relating to the proposed closures.

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CARP Supports 2015 Shinzen Run & Walk

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers along with amateur radio operators from organizations from around the valley provided support communications for the 30th annual Shinzen Run & Walk on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

Along with the radio communicators, dozen’s of die-hard runners and walkers participated in the event despite the morning downpour of rain at the Shinzen Japanese Gardens at Woodward Park in Fresno.

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