Category Archives: Announcement

New Bands! FCC Issues Amateur Radio Service Rules for 630 Meters and 2,200 Meters 03/31/2017

It’s been a long time coming, but the Amateur Service will get two new bands in the near future. The FCC on March 28 adopted rules that will allow secondary Amateur Radio access to 472-479 kHz (630 meters) and to 135.7-137.8 kHz (2,200 meters), with minor conditions. The FCC Report and Order (R&O) spells out the details. It allocates 472-479 kHz to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis and amends Part 97 to provide for Amateur Service use of that band as well as of the previously allocated 135.7-137.8 kHz band. The R&O also amends Part 80 rules to authorize radio buoy operations in the 1900-2000 kHz band under a ship station license. Just when the new Part 97 rules will go into effect is difficult to determine just yet; more on that below.

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CARP Field Day Interest Form

Field Day is only a few months away. CARP will hold Field Day at Pine Ridge School again this year. In order to facilitate planning of equipment and food we are looking to find out who all is planning on attending Field Day with us.

Please follow the link below to the CARP Field Day Interest Form and let us know if you are planning on attending Field Day with us.

Please signup prior to May 31 to ensure your place for meals: CARP Field Day Interest Form

 

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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2017 EMCOMM Events

February 18, 2017 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park 

March 5, 2017 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Sanger, CA 

April 1, 2017 – California Classic Bicycle Ride 

April 29, 2017 – March of Dimes 

May 6, 2017 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Ride / Hinds Hospice Angel Babies Walk 

June 24, 2017 – Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride – SignUp

September 16, 2017 – Tour de Fresno Bicycle Ride – SignUp

October 14, 2017 – Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride – SignUp

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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