Presented by the Clovis Independent Four Wheeler’s by special use permit from the Sierra National Forest. Rob Mavis (AE6GE), Lee Berger (KJ6YSV), & Greg Waters (KJ6OUI) will be operating HF, VHF, and UHF portable radios at the Clovis Independent four wheel club, “Moonlight Madness” Bald Mt. base camp. A get on the air (GOTA) station will be available for all those participating at the poker run. A Boafeng UV-82 HT radio has been donated in CARP’s name and will be a raffle prize. A special event FCC license has been approved for this event from June 21 to June 29. The call sign is K6M (Kilo 6 Mike).
Field Day occurs the same weekend as Clovis Independent four wheel club’s poker run, “Moonlight madness”. For the last 100 years, every year on third weekend in June, over 35,000 amateur radio operators across the United States practice operating under simulated emergency communications. Base camp is large enough for RV’s, trailers and tent camping. There are no water or garbage services, so pack everything in and out. Port-A-Potties will be available the whole weekend.
The communication post will not be limited to only contacting other amateur radio operators. In case of the need to contact 911, family, or friends, amateur radio operators in the valley will be on standby the whole weekend to aid in relaying radio communications to a phone. Hand outs about all the advantages of use in off road communications and amateur radio as a hobby.
If you are in the area, come and see us. You can’t miss us. We will be the ones with the wires in the trees.