All posts by Rob Mavis - AE6GE

2018 EMCOMM Events

February 17, 2018 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park – Signup

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

CARP Christmas Party – Friday December 1st, 2017 – Please RSVP

Come join us for the annual CARP Christmas Party on Friday December 1st at 7:00 pm in the Clovis Senior Center classroom.  Hope to see you there, it is always have a good time, great food and a lot of fun.

The festivities for the evening include:

Food

The dinner is pot-luck style with the club providing turkey, ham and tri-tip for the main dish along with rolls and coffee. Please bring a side dish, salad or desert. Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Awards

There will be participation awards and the prestigious CARP Bonehead and overload award.

Drawings

There will be a general prize drawing and a grand prize drawing:

General Drawing

TBA

Grand Prize Drawing

4 – Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets 

Membership Drawing

Pay your 2017 CARP Club membership dues between now and at the Christmas Party and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a special prize

Time/Date:

Friday December 1st 2017 at 7:00 pm

RSVP:

Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Location:

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

Website:

http://www.k6arp.org

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91)

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) signal received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN
RadFxSat (Fox-1B) signal received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN

The Delta II rocket carrying RadFxSat (Fox-1B) launched at 09:47:36 UTC on November 18, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat
RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat

Following a picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 11:09 UTC. Then the wait began. At 12:12 UTC, the AMSAT Engineering team, watching ZR6AIC’s WebSDR waterfall, saw the characteristic “Fox Tail” of the Fox-1 series FM transmitter, confirming that the satellite was alive and transmitting over South Africa. Shortly after 12:34 UTC, the first telemetry was received and uploaded to AMSAT servers by Maurizio Balducci, IV3RYQ, in Cervignano del Friuli, Italy. Initial telemetry confirmed that the satellite was healthy.

Continue reading RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91)

Solar minimum surprisingly constant

Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Solar microwave observation telescopes in 1957 (top left) and today (bottom left). Fluctuations observed during 60 years of solar microwave monitoring (top right) and the solar microwave spectrum at each solar minimum (bottom right). The background is full solar disk images taken by the X-ray telescope aboard the Hinode satellite. Credit: NAOJ/Nagoya University/JAXA

Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of the cycles.

Continue reading Solar minimum surprisingly constant

CARP Christmas Party – Friday December 1st, 2017 – Please RSVP

Come join us for the annual CARP Christmas Party on Friday December 1st at 7:00 pm in the Clovis Senior Center classroom.  Hope to see you there, it is always have a good time, great food and a lot of fun.

The festivities for the evening include:

Food

The dinner is pot-luck style with the club providing turkey, ham and tri-tip for the main dish along with rolls and coffee. Please bring a side dish, salad or desert. Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Awards

There will be participation awards and the prestigious CARP Bonehead and overload award.

Drawings

There will be a general prize drawing and a grand prize drawing:

General Drawing

TBA

Grand Prize Drawing

4 – Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets 

Membership Drawing

Pay your 2017 CARP Club membership dues between now and at the Christmas Party and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a special prize

Time/Date:

Friday December 1st 2017 at 7:00 pm

RSVP:

Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Perfect Potluck website.

Location:

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

Website:

http://www.k6arp.org

2018 EMCOMM Events

February 17, 2018 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park – Signup

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