Category Archives: EMCOMM

First Geosynchronous Orbit Amateur Radio Payload Could Aid Disaster Communication

ARRL.org
12/24/2015

Well-known AMSAT figure and Virginia Tech researcher Bob McGwier, N4HY, says the Amateur Radio payload planned to go into geosynchronous orbit in 2017 will be like “a new ham band” for the Americas, available every hour of every day. McGwier, a research professor in Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Research for the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, said the satellite’s geosynchronous orbit also makes it viable for emergency and disaster communication. AMSAT-NA announced in April that Amateur Radio would be a “hosted payload” on the geosynchronous satellite that Millennium Space Systems (MSS) of California is under contract to design, launch, and operate for the US government.

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Rotary Chocolate Run February 20, 2016 – Comms Volunteers Needed

When:

Saturday February 20, 2016. Time: Approx. 7:00am to 11:00am

Location:

Woodward Park, Fresno, California

Mission:

To provide health and safety communications between water stations, observation posts, and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

6+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Rotary Run Comm Volunteer Signup form.

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

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!

When
Saturday October 10, 2015. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

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

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
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 ae6ge@k6arp.org

Comm Volunteers Needed – Tour de Fresno 2015

Tour de Fresno 2015- Communications Support

When
Saturday September 12, 2015. Time: TBA

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

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

Manpower needed:
20+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Tour de Fresno 2015 Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

California Classic Communications

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers with the assistance of amateur radio operators from around the valley provided communications support for the California Classic Century bicycle ride on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

California Classic Century Route
California Classic Century Route

The California Classic Century ride had not only the century ride but also shorter metric and mini-metric rides. All rides started at Chukchansi Park and rode up the 10 miles of Freeway 168 from McKinley Avenue. The century ride continued on to Winton Park near Pine Flat, to Squaw Valley, Sanger and back to Chukchansi Park.

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CARP Supports 2015 Shinzen Run & Walk

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers along with amateur radio operators from organizations from around the valley provided support communications for the 30th annual Shinzen Run & Walk on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

Along with the radio communicators, dozen’s of die-hard runners and walkers participated in the event despite the morning downpour of rain at the Shinzen Japanese Gardens at Woodward Park in Fresno.

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California Classic 2015 Volunteers Needed

California Classic Century 2015 – Communications Support

When

Saturday May 16, 2015. Time: Various throughout the day (assignment times vary)

Where

Fresno, CA and outlying areas.

Mission:

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

Manpower needed:

~18+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: California Classic 2015 Comm Volunteer Signup

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

Shinzen Run Volunteers Needed

Shinzen Run – Communications Support

When

Saturday April 25, 2015. Time: AM

Where

Woodward Park, Fresno, CA

Mission:

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

Manpower needed:

8+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Shinzen Run/Walk 2015 Comm Volunteer Signup

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

2015 EMCOMM / Public Service Event List

Updated: July 19, 2015 – Below is the list of Public Service/EMCOMM events for Fresno/Clovis and the Central Valley for 2015. Participation of local amateur radio operators in these events not only provides a valuable service assisting with the health and welfare of the public and event participants but also gives us a chance to practice and hone our communications skills. Skills that will be needed in the event we are called to assist in an EMCOMM capacity.

2015 Public Service Events:

  • February 21 – Rotary Run – Completed
  • March 7 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Completed
  • April 11 – Clovis Big Hat Day Bicycle Century – Completed
  • April 11 – March of Dimes Fresno – Completed
  • April 25 – Shinzen Run/Walk – Completed
  • May 2 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Century – Completed
  • May 16 – California Classic Bicycle Century – Completed
  • September 12 – Tour de Fresno Charity Bicycle Century – Signup
    20+ Comm Volunteers Needed
  • October 10 – Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century – Signup
    12+ Comm Volunteers Needed
  • November 8 – Two Cities Marathon

If you are interested in participating and assisting with radio communications for any of the events, please either click on the corresponding Signup link above or contact Rob AE6GE, ae6ge@k6arp.org.