Technician License Class Offered in Fresno

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers with the Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers group will be conducting a FREE PowerPoint based training course to prepare you for the Amateur Radio Technician license exam.

Classes will be held for four weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings April 14 through May 7th from 6:30-9:30PM. All Classes and Testing will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1854 Fulton Ave, Fresno, CA.

Class Meeting Dates:

  • Week 1 – April 14, 16
  • Week 2 – April 21, 23
  • Week 3 – April 28. 30
  • Week 4 – May 5, 7

Instruction is based upon the contents Gordon West / W5YI – Technician Class Study Manual. The manual is available from many sources, but if you call and order the “classroom package” directly from the W5YI group (800 669-9594) let them know you are taking the class from the Fresno FAME group and you will get some additional materials included for free.

To sign up or for more information, contact Rob AE6GE at ae6ge@k6arp.org.

Transmitter Hunt Saturday March 21, 2015

The next CARP/Central Valley Transmitter Hunt will be on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 10:00am

Ron N6MTS will be the fox for this hunt.

Hunt Frequency will be 146.565 MHz.

Start Location is the Park and Ride @ 180 and McCall.

For more information email info@k6arp.org or call 559-492-7675.

Comments Due by April 6 on 76-81 GHz Radar Sharing Proposals

ARRL.org
March 6, 2015

Comments are due by April 6 on an FCC proceeding that could lead to expanded spectrum for various radar applications in the 76-81 GHz band, which Amateur Radio shares with other services. The band 77.5-78 GHz is allocated to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite services on a primary basis, and to the Radio Astronomy and Space Research services on a secondary basis. The FCC released a detailed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Reconsideration Order(NPRM&RO) in ET Docket 15-26 on February 5. The Commission said the proposals include allocation changes as well as provisions “to ensure that new and incumbent operations can share the available frequencies in the band.”

The ARRL will file comments in the FCC proceeding. Reply comments (ie, comments on comments filed by the April 5 deadline) are due by April 20.
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CARP Meeting – April 2015

CARPLogo_transClovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Membership Meeting

 Presentation will be by Adam KI6MPU. He will be giving a presentation on his portable HF backpack project.

Time/Date:
Friday April 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm

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

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

CARP Meeting – March 2015

CARPLogo_transClovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Membership Meeting

 

CARP Membership Meeting Friday March 6, 2015.

Presentation on VoIP in Ham Radio and IRLP.

Time/Date:
Friday March 6th, 2015, at 7:00 pm

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

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

CARP 147.675 Repeater PL Temporarily Changed

As some of you may have noticed the CARP 2-Meter 147.675 MHz Mile High machine has been off the air for the last few days. The machine is experiencing some interference and we are working to resolve the issue.

In the mean time, the PL on the 147.675 machine has been changed to 123.0 hz. This is only a temporary change and will be switched back as soon as the issue is resolved. So if you can not get into the machine try switching to the new PL.

Clovis Big Hat Comm Volunteers Needed

Clovis Big Hat Day Century Ride – Communications Support
 
When
Saturday April 11, 2015. Time: TBA
 
Where
Starts in Clovis CA. – Route TBD

Mission: 
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.
 
Manpower needed:
~15+ communications volunteers.
 
Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Clovis Big Hat Ride 2015 Comm Volunteer Signup
 
Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

FCC Seeks Comment on Radar Sharing Schemes that Could Displace Amateur Radio at 76-81 GHz

ARRL.org
February 9, 2015

The FCC is seeking comment on issues involving expanded use of various radar applications in the 76-81 GHz band, which Amateur Radio shares with other services. The band 77.5-78 GHz is allocated to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite services on a primary basis, and to the Radio Astronomy and Space Research services on a secondary basis.

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Fresno CERT Class Begins March 10, 2015

TUESDAYTHURSDAY EVENING SERIES TO BE HELD MARCH 10 – APRIL 2

The Fresno Citizen Corps, in partnership with the City and County of Fresno and the Fresno Police and Fire Departments, is pleased to announce that Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered in a Tuesday and Thursday evening series from March 10—April 2, 2015. The free 20-hour course is sponsored by CaliforniaVolunteers, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Office of Individual and Community Preparedness; and developed in cooperation with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The entry-level course is designed to provide basic emergency response skills, particularly those that could be essential in the initial hours after a major natural or man-made disaster; and which are also valuable in the event of a fire or other more frequently occurring emergency. The emphasis throughout the course is on preparedness and personal safety and is not intended to equip individuals to be professional rescuers.

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CARP March 2015 Meeting

CARPLogo_transClovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Membership Meeting

The March CARP Meeting.

Time/Date:

Friday March 6, 2015, at 7:00 pm

Location:

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers