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Meeting: CARP March 2, 2012

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
March 2nd, 2012
 Membership Meeting

In March the CARP meeting presentation will be:

Our Sun

A presentation by Ray Harkins KB6LQV on The Sun.

Come on out and enjoy an informative presentation as well as a chance to meet and chat with other local amateur radio enthusiasts.

Friday, March 2, 2012
7:00 PM

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA



MARC Sponsored T-Hunt February 11, 2012

MARC Sponsored T-Hunt

The Mountain Amateur Radio Club will be putting on a T-hunt (transmitter hunt) on Saturday, February 11 at 10 AM, weather permitting. Starting location will be the Sierra Star parking lot in Oakhurst. It will be a little different than previous hunts in that there will be a real hidden transmitter. You will not be looking for a vehicle parked somewhere with the transmitter. The transmitter, IDer, and antenna will be placed along the side of a road (about 10 feet from the edge of the road) and left unattended until someone finds it. For this reason the use of an attenuator may prove very valuable when getting close to the transmitter.

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VE Exam: Fresno

Sponsored by the FRESNO VE TEAM

Exams for all Amateur license classes will be conducted on the following dates in Fresno California.
All exams are given on Saturday and begin at 9:30 AM.

  • February 11
  • May 12
  • Aug. 11
  • Nov. 10

Salvation Army Fresno Citadel, 1854 Fulton Street, Fresno CA 93721

From North or South of Fresno, Take Highway 99 to Highway 180 east. Go east on 180 to Fulton Street off ramp. Turn right on Fulton Street. Go south on Fulton across Divisidero to San Joaquin Ave. Turn left on San Joaquin and park. You have arrived.

Theory exams are multiple choice. Priority mail is used to send paperwork to ARRL, who sends data to FCC via electronic mail, thus assuring the fastest possible service on new licenses, which typically are posted to the FCC database by the end of the week following the exam.


  1. Two ID’s, one with photo.
  2. Taxpayer ID Number (Social Security Number), or FCC Registration Number (preferred).
  3. Fee $15.00 per test session. Bring exact change.
  4. Original and copy of Amateur License.

Talk in on 146.94 repeater.

Walk in’s only, no pre-registration.

Charles, (559) 431-2038

Meeting: CARP November 4th, 2011

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
November 4th, 2011
Membership Meetings

In April the CARP meeting presentation will be:

AllStar Link System

Jim Dixon WB6NIL will provide a presentation and demonstration of the AllStar Link system.

Come on out and enjoy an informative presentation as well as a chance to meet and chat with other local amateur radio enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Comm Volunteers Needed for Bicycle Event
August 1, 2011

Comm Volunteers Needed for 2011 Off The Front Bicycle Century Ride

The Off The Front organization has again requested that CARP and the valley amateur community provide communications for the Second Annual Off The Front Century Bicycle Ride.

Off The Front is a charitable organization who’s mission is to help with education and fight childhood obesity in impoverished areas. One of their goals is to give bicycles children in these areas who meet academic and health benchmarks.

The event will be held on Saturday October 8, 2011. The various rides and courses will change slightly from last year. Communications will be provided at the reststops, in the SAG vehicles and at base.

Due to the length of the event, both time and distance, we can use as many volunteers as possible to make the event come of smoothly. If you are interested in assisting with communications this year, please email or call 559-492-7675.

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T-Hunt: Thursday June 23rd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

CARP Transmitter Hunt on Evening of Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Folks have been asking, so here it is…an evening CARP transmitter hunt! Join us after the Net on Thursday June 23rd at Letterman Park in Clovis for the next CARP T-Hunt.

Hunt frequency will be 146.565 Mhz. Rob AE6GE will be the fox. Bring your maps and flashlights for this one. Being this is an evening hunt, the transmitter(s) will be located within a 10 mile radius from the start point.

Thursday June 23, 2011 at 7:45pm(after the CARP Net)

Letterman Park
Clovis, CA

Contact (RSVP):
(559) 492-7675


THunt: Saturday May 21, 2011 in Oakhurst

UPDATE: See the corrected start Location

Mountain Amateur Radio Club T Hunt

The Mountain Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will conduct the first of our 2011 T Hunts in Oakhurst on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

The event will be coordinated by W6LSU, Alan, and refreshments will follow the event. A prize for the winner will be an AES Gift Certificate in the amount of $50 and the winner will be the final decision of Alan.

We will gather in Oakhurst at 9 AM in the Sears parking lot just off of 49 Sierra Star parking lot on Road 426 for a sign in. All participants’ vehicles will be logged in and mileage checked. The winning team (vehicle) will be the one with the lowest mileage and that found the hidden transmitter.  Frequency will be the MARC simplex 147.450.

Saturday May 21st, 2011 at 9:00am

Sierra Star parking lot
Road 426
Oakhurst, CA

Contact (RSVP):
Alan Gil

VoIP Topical Conference in Las Vegas

Saturday April 16, 2011
at Circus-Circus in Las Vegas
– Since 2002 –

Each year the meeting is of a broader scope including all the major VoIP systems in use by the amateur radio community. This year, IRLP, Echo link, EchoIRLP, All Star, D-Star, DV Dongle, DVAP and MotoTRBO.

Program: the various VoIP systems; presentations with demonstrations.

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