October After Net Get-Together

CARP Monthly After-Net Get-Together

The second Thursday of each month right after the CARP net a bunch of local amateurs and families get together at a local establishment for dinner. You can meet others local hams for some great conversation in this informal setting. Please come join us.

When:
Thursday October 11th immediately following the CARP net (~7:30 pm)

This Months Location:
Yosemite Falls Cafe
1455 Shaw Ave.
Clovis, CA
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September After Net Get-Together

CARP Monthly After-Net Get-Together

The second Thursday of each month right after the CARP net a bunch of local amateurs and families get together at a local establishment for dinner. You can meet others local hams for some great conversation in this informal setting. Please come join us.

When:
Thursday September 13th immediately following the CARP net (~7:30 pm)

This Month’s Location:
Denny’s (Willow/Shaw)
710 W. Shaw Ave.
Clovis, CA
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August After Net Get-Together

CARP Monthly After-Net Get-Together

The second Thursday of each month right after the CARP net a bunch of local amateurs and families get together at a local establishment for dinner. You can meet others local hams for some great conversation in this informal setting. Please come join us.

When:
Thursday August 9th immediately following the CARP net (~7:30 pm)

This Month’s Location:
Salsa’s Mexican Grill
453 Pollaski Ave, #101
Clovis, CA
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July After Net Get-Together

This Thursday right after the CARP net a bunch of local amateurs and families get together at a local establishment for dinner. You can meet others local hams for some great conversation in this informal setting. Please come join us.

When:
Thursday July 12th, immediately following the CARP net (~7:30 pm)

Location:
Me-n-Ed’s Pizza
50 W. Bullard #101
Clovis, CA
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After-Net Get-Together

CARP Monthly After-Net Get-Together

The second Thursday of each month right after the CARP net a bunch of local amateurs and families get together at a local establishment for dinner. You can meet others local hams for some great conversation in this informal setting. Please come join us.

When:
Thursday July 12th immediately following the CARP net (~7:30 pm)

This Month’s Location:
Me-n-Ed’s Pizza
50 W. Bullard #101
Clovis, CA
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New Element 3 General Class Pool in Effect

The new General class question pool went into effect for all Element 3 General class license written exams on July 1, 2007.

ARRL VEC Exam Question Pools

Technician class (Element 2) Pool is effective July 1, 2006 and is valid until June 30, 2010.
General class (Element 3) Pool is effective July 1, 2007 and is valid until June 30, 2011.
Extra class (Element 4) Pool will be released December 1, 2007 and will become effective July 1, 2008.

North Carolina Enacts Ham Radio Antenna Law

North Carolina is the latest state to adopt legislation that guarantees most radio hams can erect and use antennas.On Friday, June 29th, North Carolina Governor Mike Easley signed HB 1340, also known the ‘Amateur Radio Antenna bill’ into law.

The measure, which is crafted to follow the guidelines set forth in the FCC’s Federal Preemption Order PRB-1, permits antennas up to 90 feet in height in areas regulated solely by municipal ordinances. Continue reading North Carolina Enacts Ham Radio Antenna Law

SK: Jean Marius Novi – WB4ENI

By Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb, Staff Writer
Washington Post

Jean Marius Novi, 62, who worked as a translator and interpreter at the International Monetary Fund and was a ham radio operator who aided in rescue efforts during the 1982 Air Florida crash, died of sepsis June 19 at Georgetown University Hospital.

After Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge on Jan. 13, 1982, during a bitter snowstorm, Mr. Novi and other amateur radio operators provided a vital emergency communications link between the crash site and area hospitals. The crash, then considered the worst air disaster in the Washington area, claimed the lives of 74 Air Florida passengers and four motorists on the bridge as the plane plunged into the icy Potomac River. Five airline passengers survived. Continue reading SK: Jean Marius Novi – WB4ENI

Alaska Students Make Contact with ISS

by: Jessica Cejnar
Peninsula Clarion

‘Loud and clear’ – Students, ISS make contact

The International Space Station zipped over the southern Aleutians at 17,500 miles per hour, coming within range of the Challenger Learning Center’s radio antenna at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Dale Hershberger tracked the station’s orbit on his laptop and began transmitting his message as the spacecraft inched closer to Kenai.

“NAISS coming in loud and clear,” NASA Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson’s voice came in through the static over Hershberger’s ham radio. “Go ahead with your questions.”

Continue reading Alaska Students Make Contact with ISS

San Joaquin Valley Section Report – June 2007

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of June 2007:
SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.

Mark your calendars. The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007. Check www.cqp.org for information. The California Historical Radio Society Central Valley Chapter Swap Meet is October 6, 2007 at the corner of 13th and X Streets in Merced. Check www.californiahistoricalradio.com for information. Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA. Check www.pacificon.org for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia. Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information. Continue reading San Joaquin Valley Section Report – June 2007

Amateur Radio in Fresno County and the Central Valley of California