Silver Dollar Hofbrau Closes it’s Doors

It’s the end of an era for a popular spot in Northeast Fresno.

The Silver Dollar Hofbrau closed its doors Tuesday night after more than three decades in business.
Owner and former California Republican Party Chairman Truman Campbell joined his band “The Silver Dollars” as they’ve done every Tuesday night.

Campbell says the restaurant and bar has had a great following over the years, but times have changed. “It has been a staple. It was the place to be for many years. But now there are new kids on the block. New demographics. People have moved out of this area. They’ve moved on,” said Campbell.

The Silver Dollar Hofbrau has been open for 35 years. So far, no word on what the new owners plan to do with the building in the future.

Rotary Run February 21, 2015 – Comms Needed

Rotary Run  10K – Communications Volunteers Needed

When:

Saturday February 21, 2015. Time: Approx. 7:00am to 11:00am

Location:

Woodward Park, Fresno, California

Mission:

To provide health and safety communications between water stations, observation posts, and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

5+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Rotary Run Comm Volunteer Signup form.

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

2015 EMCOMM / Public Service Event List

2015 EMCOMM/Public Service Events

Updated: January 11, 2015 – Below is the list of Public Service/EMCOMM events for Fresno/Clovis and the Central Valley for 2015. Participation of local amateur radio operators in these events not only provides a valuable service assisting with the health and welfare of the public and event participants but also gives us a chance to practice and hone our communications skills. Skills that will be needed in the event we are called to assist in an EMCOMM capacity.

2015 Public Service Events:

  • February 21 – Rotary Run – Signup
  • March 7 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Signup
  • April 4 – Clovis Big Hat Day Bicycle Century
  • April 11 – March of Dimes Fresno
  • April 25 – Shinzen Run/Walk
  • May 2 or 9 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Century
  • May 16 – California Classic Bicycle Century
  • September 12 – Tour de Fresno Charity Bicycle Century
  • October 10 – Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century
  • November 8 – Two Cities Marathon

If you are interested in participating and assisting with radio communications for any of the events, please either click on the corresponding Signup link above or contact Rob AE6GE, ae6ge@k6arp.org.

Sanger Blossom Trail March 7, 2015 – Comms Needed

 Sanger Blossom Trail 2015 – Communications Volunteers Needed

Sanger Blossom Trail 10K Walk/Run

When
Saturday March 7, 2015. Time: Approx. 7:00am to 11:00am

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between water stations, observation posts, 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: Sanger Blossom Trail Comm Volunteer Signup form.

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

K1N Navassa Island DXpedition on the Air Soon

Navassadx.com
December 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From The KP1-5 project
RE: K1N Navassa Island DXpedition

It is now about four weeks before K1N goes on the air. The exact date of departure from the staging area will be dependent upon a combination of the date U.S. FWS transportation is available and upon weather windows. It is looking like K1N will be QRV the first two weeks of February.

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Revised ARRL HF Contesting Guidelines Now Available

ARRL LogoARRL.org
December 29, 2014

Revised ARRL HF Contesting Guidelines Now Available

The ARRL HF Contesting Guidelines have been revised, and the latest edition now is available. The latest guidelines, updated by an ARRL Contest Advisory Committee (CAC) team, address changes in technology that have affected contesting in recent years — including remote station operation — and present a current understanding of contesting standards and practices. Some sections also have been rewritten and reorganized to improve readability. George Wagner, K5KG, a member of the CAC team that undertook the update, said the goals of the revised ARRL HF Contesting Guidelines are to provide guidance and advice — especially for new contesters — and to encourage contest operation that advances the spirit and integrity of radiosport. Continue reading

WW1USA Special Event Station Broadcasts from WWI Museum

Kansas City Star
by: Mark Davis
December 28, 2014

WWI Museum and amateur radio broadcasters team up

Radio was emerging as new technology a century ago when World War I erupted across Europe. The events collided again this weekend at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.

Dozens of amateur radio operators teamed with the National World War I Museum to operate a special event radio station for 31 hours.

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CARP December 17 T-Hunt Recap

K6ARP.org
by: Rob Mavis AE6GE

Transmitter Hunt Recap

John K6MI and Erik NI6G conferring over the scores
John K6MI and Erik NI6G conferring over the scores

The evening of Wednesday December 17, 2014 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Central Valley T-Hunters gathered at Letterman Park in Clovis, California for a night-time transmitter hunt. There were 5 teams competing in the hunt.

John Morrice K6MI and Erik Scott NI6G, the winners of the November 22, 2014 event, devised a great hunt. They employed some deception and misdirection to hinder and throw the hunters off the fox’s trail.

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