Category Archives: Announcement

ARISS Moves Closer to Launching New Radio System to Space Station

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) reports it has met a major milestone and now is “one giant step” closer to flying its new interoperable radio system to the International Space Station. Eventual plans call for installing a new JVC Kenwood TM-D710GA-based radio system on the station as part of an overall approach that will allow greater interoperability between the Columbus module and the Russian Service Module.

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68th International DX Convention April 21-23, 2017

Dear Amateur Radio & DX Enthusiast,

Are you waiting to see how Dayton does in its new home, but still want to meet and mingle with all your DX friends? Are you saving money for yet another tower, rig or amp? Then Join us next year for a fun event: The 68th International DX Convention in Visalia, CA., April 21 – 23, 2017!

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GigaParts Opens Las Vegas Location with Former AES Employees

Huntsville, Alabama, January 6, 2017 — After Amateur Electronic Supply went out of business in July, GigaParts began hiring the AES staff in Las Vegas and working on moving the operation to a new location less than 5 minutes from the famous Las Vegas Strip and just 3 miles from the former AES building. Although the retail showroom won’t be ready for visitors for another few months, starting today, the Las Vegas store becomes the primary distribution center for GigaParts shipments to the western half of the US. That means fast, affordable shipping to the huge population of hams in California and other western states, without sales tax!

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CARP Christmas Party Grand Drawing Tickets

disneylandtixThis year’s Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) Christmas Party’s Grand Drawing is well, pretty Grand! Along with the general drawing and the membership renewal drawing CARP will have a Grand Drawing with tickets costing $10.00 each.

The Grand Prize will be four (4) 1-Day Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland ($630 value). Runner up will receive four (4) single game Fresno State Basketball tickets ($120.00+ value).

fsu-basketballThank you all for supporting CARP and hope to see you at our annual Christmas dinner Party on Friday, December 2,  2016 at 7:00pm at the Clovis Senior Center. Please RSVP is you plan on attending.

You do not need to be present at the Christmas Party to win. You may purchase your tickets from any CARP Board Member or via paypal:

Hytera Enters the North American Amateur Radio Market


Huntsville, Alabama, November 22, 2016 — GigaParts announced today the release of five new models of amateur radios manufactured by Hytera. Highly regarded in land mobile radio for their quality, durability and innovation, Hytera dominates the DMR and Tetra markets in the US and the rest of the world. Hytera is the largest radio manufacturer to enter the amateur radio market in North America.

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CARP 2017 Board of Directors Announcement

CARP LogoElections were held at the November 4, 2016 Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) Annual Business Meeting.  Rob Mavis AE6GE, Steve Bassett NA6G, Steve Stoehr N6JXL, and Rick Tyburski W6KKO were elected to a two year term on the CARP Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

Officers were chosen for 2017 at the CARP Board of Directors (BOD) meeting on November 21, 2016. The following is the CARP 2017 BOD:

  • Rob Mavis AE6GE – President
  • Steve Bassett NA6G – Vice President
  • Laura Mavis KI6KRT – Secretary
  • Lou Dansby KD6WAW – Treasurer
  • Mike Cederquist KD6LDA
  • Steve Stoehr N6JXL
  • Rick Tyburski W6KKO

Congratulations to the election winners.

CARP Annual Business Meeting 2016


The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers November meeting will be the Club’s Annual Business Meeting. At the meeting we will hold the 2017/18 elections and address any business that comes before the meeting.

Elections for 2017-2018

Nominations were taken in the month of September per CARP Bylaws. There are four (4) seats open on the Board of Directors for term 2017-2018.

The nominees that will be voted for are:

  • Craig Roberts W6CMR
  • Rick Tyburski W6KKO
  • Mike Moya KF6FGL
  • Steve Bassett NA6G
  • David Dansby NI6M
  • Steve Stoehr N6JXL
  • Rob Mavis AE6GE

Club Business

As this is our annual business meeting the floor will be open to suggestions from the membership for activities, meeting topics, volunteers, etc. Please come to the meeting with some ideas on what you would like to see the club do in the next year.


Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 7:00pm


Clovis Senior Center
850 4th St
Clovis, CA 93612