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CARP January 2012 eNewsletter

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

February 2012 eNewsletter

Greetings fellow Pioneers and readers,

Please enjoy this months edition of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) eNewsletter. Inside you will find the some of the latest news and announcments from the club. For more amateur radio news from CARP and from around the Central Valley please visit our website at
www.K6ARP.org.

Please send any comments or questions to info@k6arp.org.

Inside this issue:

  • CARP February Meeting – Lost Islands – An Amateur Radio Polar Diary
  • ARRL January VHF Sweepstates – January 21-22
  • Amateur Radio Technician Class Training Course in Fresno
  • CARP 2012 Memberships Due
  • Communications Operators Needed For March of Dimes Event
  • January 14, 2012 CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap
  • CARP Transmitter Hunt Schedule for 1Q 2012

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January 14, 2012 CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap

K6ARP.org
By Rob Mavis AE6GE

January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012 CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap

On Saturday January 14, 2012, Duane KI6QEL was the fox for the CARP Transmitter Hunt. The hunt began at the Park and Ride at the intersection of Highway 41 and 145 in Madera. Six teams participated in the Hunt that started promptly at 10:13 am.

Everyone had a great time and we all met at Pizza Factory in Millerton after the hunt for lunch and to swap stories. A few of the hunters even went Geocaching afterwards. Photos have been posted in the CARP Photo Gallery.

While the hunt was measured by time, mileage was recorded at the start and end of the hunt for further scoring. Here are the results from the hunt:

Class A First Place
Mike KG6MSV

Class B First Place
Rob AE6GE/Robert K6GQHL

Shortest Distance Driven
Alan W6LSU/Wayne W6IZK

Overall Time

Place Team Members Time Mileage
1 Mike KG6MSV 1 hour, 38 minutes 55 miles
2 Rob AE6GE +
Robert K6GQHL
1 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second 35 miles
3 Ron N6MTS +
Larry K6VLF
2 hours, 7 minutes 50 miles
4 John WJ6Y 2 hours, 10 minutes 58 miles
5 Alan W6LSU +
Wayne W6IZK
2 hours, 11 minutes 34 miles
6 Steve N6JXL +
/Ray Kb6LQV
Did not Finish


 

Transmitter Hunt – Saturday January 14, 2012

K6ARP.org

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

K6ARP.org
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

K6ARP.org
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!

K6ARP.org
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

Fox News Radio
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

FoxNews.com
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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