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CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap – November 5, 2011
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.

CARP Repeater Tower Maintenance Performed
October 31, 2011

CARP Repeater Tower Maintenance Performed

Tom N6MQG and Mike KC0LBY near the top of the Tower

On Sunday October 30, 2011 a crew went to the repeater site to perform some needed tower maintenance. Some loose feedline was secured for the winter and plans were made for moving the 220 antenna higher on the tower.

Thanks to Tom N6MQG and Mike KC0LBY for being the tower monkeys!

Photos of the event are available in the Gallery.

September 27, 2011 CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap
by Rob Mavis AE6GE
September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011 CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers sponsored an evening Transmitter Hunt on Tuesday, September 27th. Four teams started the hunt at 7:15pm.

Teams that Participated:

  1. Mike KG6MSV (A)- 15 minutes to main Transmitter, 7 minutes to Transmitter 2 = 22 Total Minutes. 7 Miles
  2. Ron N6MTS & Robert KG6QHL (B)- 27 minutes to main Transmitter, 23 minutes to Transmitter 2 = 50 Total Minutes. 7.5 Miles
  3. Tom N6MQG (C)- 89 minutes to main Transmitter. 30 Miles
  4. Steve N6JXL & Ray KB6LQV (C) – DNF

We are trying a new scoring system with this hunt. With the variation of  equipment being use, we will be using 3 classes to help level the playing field:

  • Class A – Team can hunt on the move and not have to stop to take readings. This includes mobile mounted beams and dopplers.
  • Class B – Team has to stop and pull out equipment to take bearings. This includes hand held beams with attenuators.
  • Class C – Basic hunting equipment. This includes HTs, mobile radios with omni antennas, use body fade, no attenuator, etc. (This class includes hand held beams, but using no attenuator)

Using the new scoring system tonight’s winners are Mike KG6MSV for Class A, Ron N6MTS for Class B and Tom N6MQG for Class C.

Our next hunt will be Saturday November 5th at 10:00am, starting from Hwy 41 and 145. Hope to see all of you there.

– Rob AE6GE

2011 Clovis Amateur Radio and Electronics Swapmeet
September 24, 2011

2011 Clovis Amateur Radio and Electronics Swapmeet

2011 CARP Swap

The 2011 Clovis Swap was well attended by valley hams. The rain from the previous night did seem to keep some sellers away but there were plenty of deals to be had. There was also plenty of ragchew sessions across the parking lot while the deals were happening.

Thank you everyone who attended the event. Hope to see you all next year.

Clovis Amateur Radio and Electronics Swapmeet

Clovis Amateur Radio and Electronics Swapmeet
Sponsored by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

Mark your calendars! The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers is sponsoring an Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet in Clovis, CA on Saturday September 24, 2011. Ham radio and electronics enthusiasts from the Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley area are invited to attend.

Admission is free, sellers fee will be $10.00 per space.
CARP Members sell for FREE

Saturday September 24, 2011
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sellers setup at 7:30am

New Hope Community Church
4620 E Nees Ave
Clovis, CA


CARP Google Calendar Created

Some members have requested that a public Google Calendar be created for CARP events and activities. We have heard your request so a public Google Calendar has been created for CARP.

To add the CARP Calendar Google Calendar to your GMail account simply add the following calendar address:

CARP July 2011 e-Newsletter

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneer’s
July 2011 e-Newsletter

Hello fellow Pioneers and readers,

Enjoy this edition of the CARP e-Newsletter.  Please send any comments or questions to  Don’t forget you can find CARP news on the website and also find us at our Facebook page.

In this edition:

  • CARP Fireworks Stand June 28 – July 4, 2011
  • CARP Summer Vacation
  • CARP Net Check-in Bonus Drawing for HT
  • CARP Summer Sizzler BBQ/Swim/Fireworks Party – August 6, 2011
  • CARP 2011 Regular Transmitter Hunt Schedule
  • CARP Camp-a-Long August 13-14, 2011
  • Clovis Amateur Radio and Electronics Swapmeet for 2011

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Fireworks Fundraiser & Fireworks Preview

CARP’s big fundraising event is the Phantom Fireworks Stand. Funds raised support the club by paying for insurance, room rental, repeater maintenance, site rental, meeting supplies, parties, contest excursions, etc. Please help support YOUR club by volunteering to work some time at the stand. If you are not able to volunteer, at least support the club by purchasing your fireworks from us!

The Fireworks stand is located on Herndon just east of Clovis Avenue on in the dirt lot on the north side of the street between McDonalds and Carl’s Jr.

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