Category Archives: Announcement

August UHF Contest is Back On!

Please save August 6-7 for the 2016 August UHF Contest. It will be held as scheduled this year, but under new sponsorship.

After ARRL announced that it would not sponsor the UHF Contest in 2016, a group of radio amateurs from coast to coast came together to make sure that the contest does occur in 2016.

The sponsoring group includes the leaders of several large VHF-oriented clubs, two volunteers who write contest results articles for QST, the editor of the “World Above 50 MHz” column in QST, two people with extensive computer log-checking expertise, and others who are concerned about the future of contesting on the amateur bands above 222 MHz.

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Save Mart SHARES now Powered by eScrip

Thank you to all the members who have been supporting CARP by using their Save Mart SHARES cards when they shop at Save Mart and Food Maxx. Beginning April 1, the SHARES card will no longer be active and the new SHARES eScrip program will begin.

The new eScrip program will make it easier for you to support CARP. No more cards to have to swipe. Simply register your phone number, rewards cards, debit card, creditcards and select CARP as the benefit and anytime you use them at a participating eScrip merchant a portion of your purchase goes to CARP.

To enroll in the Save Mart SHARES eScrip program simply go to and register your phone number and Save Mart Rewards Card number (if you have one). Once registered simply enter your phone number in the keypad at checkout and a percentage of your purchase will go to CARP.

Transmitter Hunt this Saturday


Saturday January 9, 2016 @  10:00 AM

Start Location

Letterman Park, Clovis


Fox – Ron N6MTS and Ken WA6OIB
Type of hunt –  Mileage and possibly time also
Additional details:
The hunt will be at least 3 – 4 hours, with the end declared at 3PM (if not all hunters have finished).
The hunt will involve multiple transmitters.
The successful winner is determined by the hunter finding ALL of the transmitters and the shortest route to them.
This hunt will definitely be different that any before it.
Anything goes, and it will be on public property . . . .

– Please arrive early to check in on Saturday hunts
– Please use and monitor the K6ARP repeater during the hunt for voice communication

Central Valley Ham Radio “Intro-Net” begins January 5, 2016

The Ham Radio ‘INTRO-NET’

Are you a relatively newly licensed HAM with questions about what to do next now that you have your license?

The ‘INTRO-NET’ is the perfect place to go for the answers to those questions or any other question you may have regarding operating your new HAM radio.

The ‘INTRO-NET’ will have three HAMS standing by to respond to your questions. If we don’t have a satisfactory answer we will follow-up off-air with the information you need.

“Listen In – Join In”

♦♦♦ Beginning January 5, 2016 ♦♦♦

Every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM
On 147.150MHz + 141.3Hz

CARP Annual Business Meeting 2015

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Annual Business Meeting


The CARP Annual Business Meeting will be Friday November 6, 2015.

The November CARP meeting will be the Annual Business Meeting for the club. We will hold the 2016/17 elections and address any business that comes before the meeting.

In addition Mark Ward N6IB will be giving a presentation on DMR (Digital Mobile Radio).

Friday November 6th, 2015, at 7:00 pm

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA


Clovis Amateur Radio Swapmeet – September 26, 2015

Clovis Amateur Radio and Electronics Swapmeet – September 26, 2015

Sponsored by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

Mark your calendars! The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Fall Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet will be held in Clovis, CA on Saturday September 26th. Ham radio and electronics enthusiasts from the Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley area are invited to attend.

Admission is FREE for sellers and buyers.

Saturday September 26, 2015 – 8:00am to 11:00am
Sellers setup at 7:30am

New Hope Community Church
4620 E Nees Ave
Clovis, CA


Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake to Powerhouse Double 2015

Bass Lake to Powerhouse 2015 – Communications Support

We still need a few more comms volunteers for the event. If you can help, please signup below!

Saturday October 10, 2015. Time: 0500-2400

Locations around the Central Valley

To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or

Carp Camp-a-Long – August 14-16, 2015 – CANCELED

Sorry the  August 14-16 camp-a-long has been canceled.

The next CARP Camp-a-long for 2015 will be August 14-16 at Granite Creek Campgrounds.

There will likely be a group heading up on Friday morning, but you are welcome to show up anytime.

Due to fire restrictions we will be limited to camping in designated/improved campsites in designated campgrounds so we may have a campfire.

As with all  CARP outings, attendees are responsible for securing transportation, meals and necessary equipment.


Granite Creek Campgrounds, Madera, CA
Google Map (when using google maps, search for Granite Creek Campground Madera)


August 14-16, 2015


Please let us know if you are planning on attending and email us at


Red Monkey Open House 2015

Red Monkey Open House, Swap Meet, and VE Test Session

  • BBQ Hamburgers
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Raffles
  • Swapmeet
  • VE Test Session

Bring your radio and electronic equipment for sale or trade

Hosted by Red Monkey Communications and  the Central Valley Radio Club


Saturday March 28, 2015
8:00 am-1:00 pm


5367 N. Golden State (between Shaw & Barstow)