CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser 2017 – Volunteers Needed

CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser Volunteers Needed

The CARP Fireworks Stand is coming soon. The stand will be open from June 28 through July 4.

This is CARPs major fundraiser which allows us to maintain and upgrade the repeater system, pay for meeting location rental, insurance, provide the summer and Christmas parties and pay for the building of the CARP Mobile Communications Center. The more volunteers we get to help with the stand helps make things run easier.

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Amateur Radio Technician Class September 2017

OFF ROAD ENTHUSIAST? CERT MEMBER? PREPPER?  INTERESTED IN ELECTRONICS?

Free Amateur Radio Technician Class.
This is the first level license class designed to help prepare you to take the Amateur Radio FCC exam. This class is not mandatory but is a great way to learn for the exam and hear real world experience. This is not a class to learn to program radios.

Some home work will be required (Homework) as to help prepare students for the test and also shorten the hours in class. Those that attend ALL CLASSES in the past have a high percentage of passing their first time.

Class Dates

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm*

*Exam will be on the last day of class from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Police Science Institute/ The Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

Sponsored by:

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Amateur radio: why and how

by Donald Bauer, Special to the Courier

Have you ever wondered about amateur radio? The people who are involved in the hobby are called hams. Most of us are unsure of the origin of the “ham” title, but we do generally like to “ham it up” on our radios.

For the uninitiated, amateur radio is a licensed form of communication over moderate to very long distance, using two-way radio. Many old-timers got involved long before the introduction of computers and cellphones. So, many people today think of the ham radio operator as a historical oddity. However, there are far more licensed radio amateurs today than ever before. Why?

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Wow! mystery signal from space finally explained

by Bob Yirka

WOW signal
The Wow! signal represented as “6EQUJ5”. Credit: Big Ear Radio Observatory and North American AstroPhysical Observatory (NAAPO)

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Center of Planetary Science (CPS) has finally solved the mystery of the “Wow!” signal from 1977. It was a comet, they report, one that that was unknown at the time of the signal discovery. Lead researcher Antonio Paris describes their theory and how the team proved it in a paper published in the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

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CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.

CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.

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CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser 2017 – Volunteers Needed

CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser Volunteers Needed

The CARP Fireworks Stand is coming soon. The stand will be open from June 28 through July 4.

This is CARPs major fundraiser which allows us to maintain and upgrade the repeater system, pay for meeting location rental, insurance, provide the summer and Christmas parties and pay for the building of the CARP Mobile Communications Center. The more volunteers we get to help with the stand helps make things run easier.

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Amateur Radio Technician Class September 2017

OFF ROAD ENTHUSIAST? CERT MEMBER? PREPPER?  INTERESTED IN ELECTRONICS?

Free Amateur Radio Technician Class.
This is the first level license class designed to help prepare you to take the Amateur Radio FCC exam. This class is not mandatory but is a great way to learn for the exam and hear real world experience. This is not a class to learn to program radios.

Some home work will be required (Homework) as to help prepare students for the test and also shorten the hours in class. Those that attend ALL CLASSES in the past have a high percentage of passing their first time.

Class Dates

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm*

*Exam will be on the last day of class from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Police Science Institute/ The Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

Sponsored by:

Signup for Classes

www.k6arp.org/fame

Contact for More Info:

FCC Issues Amateur Radio Licensee a Notice of Violation for Pirate Broadcasting

The FCC Enforcement Bureau has sent a California Amateur Radio licensee a Notice of Violation (NoV) alleging that he engaged in unlicensed — or “pirate” — radio broadcasting — on the FM band. The NoV to Lyle E. Hilden, KD6LUL, of Vista, was released on May 26. Depending on Hilden’s responses, the NoV could be a precursor to a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (fine).

According to the FCC’s Los Angeles Office, the Enforcement Bureau in March received a complaint of an apparently unlicensed FM broadcasting station on 93.7 MHz in Vista. The NoV does not indicate the origin of the complaint, but these sometimes come from legitimate broadcasters in the listening area. The NoV also does not recount the nature of the alleged pirate broadcasts nor indicate how long they had continued.

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CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser 2017 – Volunteers Needed

CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser Volunteers Needed

The CARP Fireworks Stand is coming soon. The stand will be open from June 28 through July 4.

This is CARPs major fundraiser which allows us to maintain and upgrade the repeater system, pay for meeting location rental, insurance, provide the summer and Christmas parties and pay for the building of the CARP Mobile Communications Center. The more volunteers we get to help with the stand helps make things run easier.

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