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They’ve got your back(up communication): Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers provide public service, prepare for disasters

By Mariya Zheleva

What would happen if disaster struck? No cell phones, no internet, no power.

How would people communicate?

Enter: Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers, or CARP for short.

The club is ready to provide communication for any emergency situation, with generators, batteries and ham radios always on hand.

However, CARP isn’t solely around to communicate during disaster. Their skills and equipment also come in handy for events like the California Classic’s running and bicycle events and the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies walk. Ham radio operators communicate from different points on the course during these walks and bicycle events.

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