Category Archives: Event

Comm Volunteers needed for Blossom Trail 10K – March 3, 2012

Comm Volunteers needed for Blossom Trail 10K on March 3, 2012

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

The Sanger Blossom Trail 10K Run event will be held Saturday March 3, 2012 in Sanger. The event organizers have contacted us requesting our assistance with event communications.

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

Date/Time:
Saturday March 3, 2012
7:00am – 10:00am

Location:
Sanger, CA

Contact:
Rob Mavis – AE6GE
info@k6arp.org
559-492-7675

Website:
www.k6arp.org

CARP Assists with Bike Ride in Sanger

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by: Rob Mavis AE6GE
January 28, 2012 

CARP Helps with Communications for Bicycle Fundraising event in Sanger

Saturday January 28, 2012 members of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) assisted the Fresno County Bicycling Coalition (FCBC) with communications on a benefit bicycle ride. The Breaths for Evan benefit was to help the family of a child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Sadly the child had passed prior to the event, but organizers continued with the event to not only raise money for the family but also for SMA research.

The ride consisted of two routes that began and finished at theSangerYouthCenter. CARP provided the needed communication betweenWintonParkand theSangerYouthCenter.WintonParkis in the foothills below Pine Flat dam and has no cell phone coverage cutting off the rest stop personnel from the event. The CARP repeater played well into the location and was instrumental in the communications effort.

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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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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 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.

CARP Transmitter Hunt – Saturday November 5th, 2011

CARP Transmitter Hunt Saturday November 5th, 2011

The November CARP Transmitter hunt will be held on Saturday November 5th, 2011 at 10:00am.

Hunt frequency will be 146.565 Mhz. The transmitter(s) will be located within a 20 mile radius from the start point. Please note the different starting location. Talk-in on CARP repeater system 147.675  – 141.3.

Time/Date:
Saturday November 5th,  2011 at 10:00am

Location:
Intersection of Highway 41 and Road 145

Contact (RSVP):
info@k6arp.org
(559) 492-7675

Website:
http://www.k6arp.org

Valley Hams Help Off The Front Charity Ride

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by: Rob Mavis AE6GE
October 9th, 2011

Valley Hams Provide Communications for 2nd Annual Off The Front Charity Bicycle Ride

The second annual Off the Front charity bicycle ride was held on Saturday October 8th, 2011. For the second year amateur radio clubs and organizations from around the valley, under the organization of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers, came together to provide radio communications for the event. Continue reading Valley Hams Help Off The Front Charity Ride

September 27, 2011 CARP Transmitter Hunt Recap

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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