CARP March 2011 e-Newsletter

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneer’s
March 2011 e-Newsletter

Hello fellow Pioneers and readers,

Enjoy this edition of the CARP e-Newsletter.  Please send any comments or questions to info@k6arp.org.  Don’t forget you can find CARP news on the K6ARP.org website and also find us at our Facebook page.

In this edition:

  • CARP March 4, 2011 Membership Meeting
  • M2 Open House – Saturday March 19
  • CARP Transmitter Hunt – Saturday March 19
  • CARP April 1, 2011 Membership Meeting
  • March of Dimes March for Babies – Saturday April 16
  • International DX Convention – April 15-17
  • CARP 2011 Regular Transmitter Hunt Schedule
  • ARRL June VHF QSO Party at the Big Landin

CARP March 4 Membership Meeting

The March CARP meeting be a presentation on Amateur Radio Stamps, another aspect of the worlds greatest hobby. Lew Roberts KI6YWX will briefly describe stamp collecting in general and then cover the variety of Amateur Radio related stamps and associated postal items issued throughout the world.

Come on out and enjoy an informative presentation as well as a chance to meet and chat with other local amateur radio enthusiasts. The meeting will be held at the Clovis Senior Center at 850 Fourth Street in Clovis. Please see the CARP website for more details and directions.

M2 Open House – Saturday March 19

The 2011 M2 Open House will be Saturday March 19. Every year, M2 holds this open house as a “Thank You” to the Amateur Radio community for their loyalty and support throughout the year. You can check out the M2 website or view the M2 Open House Flyer.

CARP will be hosting a Transmitter Hunt to kick off the event at 7:30am. This will be a low-power transmitter located with-in the local business park. Bring your hand-help DF equipment and and be ready to start promptly at 7:30. Oh yeah, the winner will receive a 2m3ss antenna courtesy of M2!

CARP Transmitter Hunt March 19

The next area Transmitter hunt will be on Saturday March 19th at 2:00 pm. This will be after the festivities of the M2 Open House Event. The start point will be M2 and the transmitter will be within 15 miles of the start point.

For those of you who have been asking,  this hunt the transmitter will NOT be mobile.

CARP April 1, 2011 Membership Meeting

The April CARP meeting be a presentation by Ray Harkins KB6LQ and guest on  NASA’s Voyager mission and JPL’s deep space network. We will learn much about Voyager and how JPL is able to communicate with the satellites at the edge of our solar system.

Come on out and enjoy an informative presentation as well as a chance to meet and chat with other local amateur radio enthusiasts. The meeting will be held at the Clovis Senior Center at 850 Fourth Street in Clovis. Please see the CARP website for more details and directions.

March of Dimes March for Babies – April 16

The 2011 March of Dimes March for Babies event will be at Woodward Park on April 16th. The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers will be coordinating radio communications for the event. CARP with the assistance of local hams and amateur radio clubs/organizations has been providing this service for over 10 years to the March of Dimes event.

This yeas event again coincides with the International DX Convention weekend. But we still need volunteers to support the event. If you can help out during the event, please email info@k6arp.org or call us at 559-492-7675.

International DX Convention – April 15-17

The 62nd annual DX Convention will be held April 15-17, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Visalia, California. The event is a weekend filled with Exhibitors/Vendors, Presentations and Prize Drawings. You can view this years Program Schedule or the DX Convention Website.

This year the organizers decided not to have a swap meet at the convention. So for those of you looking for a swap meet don’t miss the M2 Open House on March 19 or the CARP Clovis Swap Meet this fall.

CARP 2011 Regular T-Hunt Schedule

This is the tentative schedule for Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) Transmitter Hunts in 2011. As more are scheduled, they will be listed on the K6ARP.org website.

The current 2011 T-Hunt Schedule:

  • Saturday, May 7th, 2011
  • Saturday, August 6th, 2011
  • Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Typically the start point will be Letterman Park in Clovis. Times and locations for the T-hunt will be posted as each date gets closer. Mark your calendars and lets do some T-huntin’!

ARRL June VHF QSO Party at the Big Landing

This year CARP will be operating the ARRL June VHF QSO Party from the Big Landing, 10 miles north-east of Bass Lake. The site gives a commanding view of the valley and to the north and south. The site is right off the main road and accessible to all types of vehicles.

If you would like to participate in this years event please let us know. With the site being so close and accessible you could even come up for a day or even an afternoon. Email us at info@k6arp.org or phone at 559-492-7675.

Repeater Site Looking for Tenants

The communications site that the CARP repeater is located is looking for additional tenants. If you know of a company looking for tower space that has as great view of the central valley, please let us know so we can get them in contact with the site owner. Email to info@k6arp.org.

CARP Website

The CARP website can be viewed at www.k6arp.org. The CARP website has some great amateur radio related articles and an event calendar outlining CARP and other amateur radio events. If you have any articles or events you would like to see on the site, please email us at info@k6arp.org.

Member Badges/Cards

As a paid member of CARP you will receive a CARP Member Badge that is designed to attach to a lanyard. The badge not only shows that you are a member of CARP, but also has the repeater access commands printed on the reverse. If you have any questions about your badge, please email info@k6arp.org.

2011 Board of Directors

President Rob Mavis AE6GE ae6ge@k6arp.org
Vice-President Steve Stoehr N6JXL n6jxl@k6arp.org
Treasurer Lou Ann Dansby KD6WAW kd6waw@k6arp.org
Secretary Patrick May KI6QOH ki6qoh@k6arp.org

Laura Mavis KI6KRT ki6krt@k6arp.org

David Dansby NI6M ni6m@k6arp.org

Ray Harkins KB6LQV kb6lqv@k6arp.org

CARP Repeater System

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers repeater system consists of multiple sites. The high-level site is located east of Clovis near Mile High and the low-level site is located near downtown Clovis. The repeater system is open for the amateur community to use.

  • 147.675 – 141.3 K6ARP/R – Mile High
  • 224.380 – 141.3 N6JXL/R – Mile High
  • 444.725 + 141.3 K6ARP/R – Mile High
  • 440.350 + 141.3 NI6M/R – Downtown Clovis
  • IRLP Node: 8280
  • Echolink Node: 126433
  • Phone Patch

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers – P.O. Box 514 – Clovis, CA 93613
info@k6arp.org – 559-492-7675 – http://www.k6arp.org