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Meeting: CARP – October 4, 2013

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Membership Meeting [UPDATED]

Come joins us for our Friday October 4th membership meeting. Due to the Government shutdown the National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Weather Spotter training class.  This months meeting will be our annual SKYWARN/Severe weather spotter training night. The National Weather Service from Hanford will be presenting their Severe Weather Spotter training program.

The meeting will still be held at it’s regularly scheduled time. We will be discussing some club business and planning for next year. Come on out and enjoy some coffee and refreshments.

The meeting is open to all amateurs and the general public.

Time/Date:
Friday October 4th 2013, at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

Operate the June VHF QSO Party for CARP from Home

This year CARP for the ARRL June VHF QSO Party will again concentrate on the combined Club Competition Score. This is a combined score of all logs submitted for the contest with a club affiliation.

Each log submitted has a field to designate which club you are associated with. When you submit your log for the June VHF QSO Party, put down Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers as your club. Once published not only will your log be individually ranked, but all the logs submitted for the club will be combined for a total Club Score for the contest.

Whether you work from your home station, drive to a mountain top or drive around as a rover, you can submit your logs to help build the combined club score for the contest!Even if you only make a few contacts from home on FM, be sure to submit a log to help the club score.

Lets get some friendly competition going within the club and with the other clubs. If you have any questions or need any assistance with logging, rules or operation, let us know and we can help. info@k6arp.org

Contest rules can be found at http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf-qso-party.

CARP Meeting – June 7, 2013 – Ready for Summer?

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
June Membership Meeting

Please join us for the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Monthly Membership Meeting.  This month our meeting will our summer prep meeting. We will review the upcoming activities for the summer months.

At the monthly membership meetings we have presentations of informative and interesting topics along with refreshments and a great time meeting and discussing the days topics with other hams.

Time/Date:
Friday June 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

CARP Meeting – April 5, 2013 – VHF Contesting

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
April Membership Meeting

Please join us at 7:00pm on Friday April 5th, 2013 for the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Monthly Membership Meeting. The presentation topic for the evening will be:

VHF Contesting

Rob AE6GE  will be giving a presentation on VHF Contesting, what it is and how you can take part in it. Recent rule changes has made it easier for the ham with an average setup able to compete in the ARRL VHF/UHF contests.

At the monthly membership meetings we have presentations of informative and interesting topics along with refreshments and a great time meeting and discussing the days topics with other hams.

Time/Date:
Friday April 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

CARP Meeting – May 3, 2013 – Root Beer Float Social

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
May Membership Meeting

Please join us for the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Monthly Membership Meeting.  This month our meeting will be a Root Beer Float social meeting.  The topic for the meeting will be:

An Introductory to Transmitter Hunting

At the monthly membership meetings we have presentations of informative and interesting topics along with refreshments and a great time meeting and discussing the days topics with other hams.

Time/Date:
Friday May 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

W6YDE Gives Coax Connector Soldering Presentation

Mike W6YDE talking about his massive soldering iron

At the February CARP meeting Mike W6YDE gave a presentation on his method for soldering PL-259 connectors. The presentation included a demonstration where Mike walked through the process of installing a PL-259 connector on a piece of LMR-400 cable. The talk included a wealth of information from his experience and knowledge.

Attendees looking on and listening intently to Mike’s presentation.

Mike also introduced us to a two-piece solder only style Type N Connector that is similar to the PL-259. Those of you who have had the experience of assembling the traditional crimp or compression style Type N connector know how excited some of us got at the mention of the new simple style connector. While Mike said he obtained the connectors from Dayton Hamvention, I have located a company online that carries them. Max-Gain Systems out of Georgia [http://www.mgs4u.com/RF-adapters.htm], part number i303

Mike covered a lot more than just soldering connectors.

Mike’s presentation covered much more than just the demonstration of soldering the connector. Other topics covered were tools, solder and coax. He also discussed what tools he used and his reasoning why. Mike also showed off his massive soldering iron and explained the need for mass in the soldering iron for heat transference. He also explained some of the differences in types of coax and gave some pros and cons of them.

Thanks Mike for an excellent interesting and informative presentation!

CARP – March 1, 2013 – Commercial HF Radio

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
March Membership Meeting

Please join us at 7:00pm on Friday March 1st, 2013 for the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Monthly Membership Meeting. The presentation topic for the evening will be:

Commercial HF Radio Stations

Ray KB6LQV will be giving a presentation on Commercial HF Radio Stations.

At the monthly membership meetings we have presentations of informative and interesting topics along with refreshments and a great time meeting and discussing the days topics with other hams.

Time/Date:
Friday March 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

Meeting: CARP – February 1, 2013 – Soldering Coax Connectors

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Februrary Membership Meeting

Please join us at 7:00pm on Friday February 1st, 2013 for the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Monthly Membership Meeting. The presentation topic for the evening will be:

Soldering Coax Connectors

Mike W6YDE will be giving a presentation and demonstrating his method of soldering coax connectors.

At the monthly membership meetings we have presentations of informative and interesting topics along with refreshments and a great time meeting and discussing the days topics with other hams.

Time/Date:
Friday February 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

Meeting: CARP – January 4, 2013

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Annual Business Meeting

Please join us at 7:00pm on Friday January 4th, 2013 for the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Annual Business Meeting.

At this meeting we will hold elections to fill the 2013-2014 Board of Directors positions, review the last year and discuss ideas and plans for 2013. Be sure to bring your comments, questions, critiques and suggestions.

Mike KD6LDA will also give a short presentation on an inexpensive USB device that can be used as an SDR radio.

Time/Date:
Friday January 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org