Category Archives: CARP

Transmitter Hunt – Saturday January 14, 2012

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CARP Transmitter Hunt Saturday January 14, 2012

Come on out to the T-Hunt, we always have a lot of fun.  Remember the more you hunt, the better you will get!

Hunt Frequency will be 146.565 MHz. We will be starting at the park and ride at Highway 41 and 145. Duane KI6QEL will be the fox for the hunt and will be hidden somewhere within a radius of 10 miles of the start point. The hunt will start at 10:00am so arrive early to sign in.

Don’t worry if you you don’t have all that fancy t-hunt gear because, we have implemented a classification system to help level the playing field.:

  1. Hunt on the Move (Vehicle mounted beams doppler systems)
  2. Stop and Take Bearing (hand held beams, etc.)
  3. Basic System (HT only, body fade, etc)

Come on out and compete for your equipment classification.

For more information email info@k6arp.org

Comm Volunteers Needed for March of Dimes Event – April 14, 2012

Comm Volunteers needed for March of Dimes April 14, 2012

Attention all Amateur Radio Operators in Fresno, Clovis and the Outlying areas

The March of Dimes March for Babies event will be held Saturday April 14, 2012 in Fresno. The March of Dimes local office has contacted us requesting our assistance with event communications.  As with years past, we will be manning communications posts at each of the rest stops as well as each golf/club cart.

Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, breakfast and lunch for their efforts.

Please mark your calendars and email info@k6arp.org if you are able to participate in the event.

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Easy-to-Build Tape Measure Yagi for Direction Finding

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by Rob Mavis – AE6GE
May 6, 2011 

An Easy-to-Build Tape Measure Yagi for Direction Finding

At the May 6, 2011 Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers monthly membership meeting, Rob AE6GE demonstrated how easy it was to construct a 2-meter 3-element yagi antenna from a tape measure. Using the WB2HOL plans construction of the antenna is fairly simple and easy.

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CARP Annual Business Meeting – January 6, 2012

CARP Annual Business Meeting – January 6, 2012

Please join us for the 2012 CARP Annual Business Meeting on Friday January 6th.

  • This night we will vote on our 2012 Board of Directors Members
  • Discuss club activities for the upcoming year
  • Duane KI6QEL will be presenting a video on his efforts with VHF Contest Roving

If you have a topic you would like discussed at the meeting, please email to info@k6arp.org.

CARP T-Hunt Schedule for 2012 Q1

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November 27, 2011

The CARP Transmitter Hunt Schedule for the First Quarter of 2012

Mark your calendars! The hunt schedule for the first quarter is published. This year we are planing a heavier schedule that varies to attempt to accommodate hunters schedules. There will be a hunt every month, alternating between the second Saturday morning and the second Thursday evening after the CARP net.

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CARP 220 Moving on Up!

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by Rob Mavis AE6GE
November 26, 2011

CARP 220 Repeater and Antenna Raised

Saturday November 26 a work crew went up to the CARP repeater site and performed some tower maintenance.

The 220 antenna was moved up to 130′ on the tower and now should play very well across the valley. If you have the capabilities, please perform some testing for us. While around town and the valley, please use the 224.380 – 141.3 repeater and report to us the location, received signal strength,  and what power level you used to access the repeater.

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FOX ON TECH: HAM RADIOS ON THE RISE

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Chris Hoenig

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finding one wireless communication method to be on the rise – to historic levels of popularity.
But there are no apps available for this.

 
Americans are hamming it up more than ever before…using ham radios, that is.  The FCC says licenses for the amateur radios are at an all-time high: more than 700,000 licenses are currently active, and the number is growing at a rate of more than 20,000 a year.  Luke Rohn at Amateur Electronics Supply in Las Vegas likes them because they’re cheap and can reach incredible distances, including into space.

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Radio Days Are Back: Ham Radio Licenses at an All-Time High

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By Michelle Macaluso
November 22, 2011

Radio Days Are Back: Ham Radio Licenses at an All-Time High

Fresno, Calif. –  iPhone, beware?

The newest trend in American communication isn’t another smartphone from Apple or Google but one of the elder statesmen of communication: Ham radio licenses are at an all time high, with over 700,000 licenses in the United States, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

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CARP Christmas Party – Friday December 2nd, 2011

CARP Christmas Party

Please join us at 7:00pm on Friday December 2nd for the annual Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Christmas Party! There will be great food, awards, drawings, and fun. Admission is free, please RSVP to info@k6arp.org and let us know how many are coming and what you might be bringing.

This is a pot luck style dinner. The club will be providing the main dishes, turkey, ham and tri-tip, rolls, dessert and coffee tea and punch. Please bring a side-dish and a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soft drink.

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CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap – November 5, 2011

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by Rob Mavis AE6GE
November 8, 2011

November 5, 2011 CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers sponsored a Transmitter Hunt Saturday November 5th, 2011. The hunt started at Highway 41 and Road 145 in Madera County.

Congratulations to Duane KI6QEL, the first to find the fox in 60 minutes.

Watch for the 2012 CARP T-Hunt schedule to be released on the CARP website.