All posts by Rob Mavis - AE6GE

2018 EMCOMM Events

February 17, 2018 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park

March 3, 2018 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Sanger, CA  – Signup

April 7, 2018 – California Classic Bicycle Ride  – Signup
& March of Dimes Walk – Signup

April 21, 2018 – Hinds Hospice Angel Babies Walk – Signup

May 5, 2018 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Ride – Signup

June 30, 2018 – Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride – Signup

September 8, 2018 – Tour de Fresno Bicycle Ride – Signup

October 13, 2018 – Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride – Signup

California Classic 2018 Comm Volunteers Needed

When

Saturday April 7, 2018. Time: Various throughout the day (assignment times vary)

Where

Fresno, CA and outlying areas.

Mission:

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

Manpower needed:

~18+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: California Classic 2018 Comm Volunteer Signup

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

Amateur Radio Technician Class April 2018

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers is offering a series of classes to help you get your Amateur Radio License.

This is the first level license class designed to help prepare you to take the Amateur Radio FCC exam. This class is not mandatory but is a great way to learn for the exam and hear real world experience.

Some home work will be required (Homework) as to help prepare students for the test and also shorten the number hours in class. Those that attend ALL CLASSES in the past have a high percentage of passing their first time.

Class Dates

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 8:00am to 4:00pm*

*Exam will be held the last day of class from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Police Science Institute/ The Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

Sponsored by:

Signup for Classes

CARP Technician Class Signup Form

Contact for More Info:

Sanger Blossom Trail Run March 3, 2018 – Comms Volunteers Needed

We are in search of amateur radio communications volunteers for the event. Here is the  Current Volunteer List, if your name is not on the list and you wish to participate, please signup using the link below.

When:

Saturday March 3, 2018. Time: Approx. 7:00am to 11:00am

Location:

Sanger, California

Mission:

To provide health and safety communications between water stations, observation posts, and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

18+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Sanger Blossom Trail Run Comm Volunteer Signup form.

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

 

2018 EMCOMM Events

February 17, 2018 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park

March 3, 2018 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Sanger, CA  – Signup

April 7, 2018 – California Classic Bicycle Ride  – Signup
& March of Dimes Walk – Signup

April 21, 2018 – Hinds Hospice Angel Babies Walk – Signup

May 5, 2018 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Ride – Signup

June 30, 2018 – Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride – Signup

September 8, 2018 – Tour de Fresno Bicycle Ride – Signup

October 13, 2018 – Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride – Signup

The Worst Ground Ever Seen

Gotta Go To Ground

The Worst I’ve Ever Seen! – a tribute to the line our late friend Richard Haskey would deliver
upon seeing something like this at a site– is not designed to embarrass anyone. 

Rather, this is a chance for us to learn from others’ experiences. And, OK, laugh a bit or spit up some coffee.

Most every experienced engineer knows studio and transmitter installations work much better with a good grounding system,
In fact, some transmitter manufacturers and consulting engineers often make it a point to tell users that ensuring a solid ground will prevent many problems, especially with static and lightning
surges.

On the other hand, there are grounds for arresting (pun intended) the individual who performed this installation.

No, we are not going to tell you who nor where. We can only hope that he is still breathing but not working at your site.

But, it does take your breath away, does it not?

Source: https://www.thebdr.net/articles/warstories/worst/Worst-GottaGround.pdf

 

Rotary Chocolate Run Feb 17, 2018 – Comms Volunteers Needed

We are in search of amateur radio communications volunteers for the event. Here is the  Current Volunteer List, if your name is not on the list and you wish to participate, please signup using the link below.

When:

Saturday February 17, 2018. Time: Approx. 7:00am to 11:00am

Location:

Woodward Park, Fresno, California

Mission:

To provide health and safety communications between water stations, observation posts, and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

8+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Rotary Run Comm Volunteer Signup form.

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