Special Event Station Sponsored by CARP at Moonlight Madness

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).

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CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser 2015 – 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, 2015.

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

The tentative schedule is:

  • Sun June 28 – 12pm – 9pm (Setup at 10am)
  • Mon June 29 – 5pm – 9pm
  • Tue June 30 – 5pm – 9pm
  • Wed July 1 – 3pm – 9pm
  • Thu July 2 – 3pm – 9pm
  • Fri July 3 – 8am – 11pm
  • Sat July 4 – 8am – Midnight

To access the signup form click here: 2015 CARP Fireworks Stand Signup or for more infor email to: info@k6arp.org.

FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee

May 22, 2015

The FCC is eliminating the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until required congressional notice has been given. This will take at least 90 days. As the Commission explained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Report and Order, and Order (MD Docket 14-92 and others), released May 21, it’s a matter of simple economics.

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USNA APRS/PSK31 CubeSats Offer Something Different

May 28, 2015

The APRS/PSK31-equipped US Naval Academy satellites appear to be operating, with one exception, according to Bob Bruninga, WB4APR. The CubeSats were launched on May 20 from Cape Canaveral. The launch included a pair of 1.5U CubeSats — the PSAT APRS/PSK31 satellite and BRICsat, a propulsion/PSK31 satellite — as well as a 3U CubeSat, USS Langley (Unix Space Server Langley). The launch also included The Planetary Society’s LightSail-1.

PSAT, a student satellite project named in honor of USNA alum Bradford Parkinson, of GPS fame, contains an APRS transponder for relaying remote telemetry, sensor, and user data from remote users and Amateur Radio environmental experiments or other data sources back to Amateur Radio experimenters via a global network of Internet-linked ground stations.

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Got Grids? ARRL June VHF Contest is June 13- 15

May 27, 2015

Summer is nearly here, and that means it’s time for the ARRL June VHF Contest, June 13-15! Participants in the US and Canada (and their possessions) work stations in as many different 2 × 1° Maidenhead grid squares as possible, using the bands above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US and Canada may only work stations in the US and Canada (and their possessions). Stations in KH0-9, KL7, KP1-KP5, CY9, and CY0 count as W/VE stations and may be worked by DX stations for contest credit.

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Meeting: CARP June 2015

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Membership Meeting

 At the CARP June 2015 Meeting in addition to our program we will have Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats as  way to kick off the summer hiatus.

At the meeting the program will be VHF Contesting and we will be discussing activities during the summer including:

  • Fireworks Stand Fundraiser
  • June VHF
  • Camping Trips
  • CARP Summer Sizzler Party

Be sure to be on time to get in on the attendance prize drawing.

Friday June 5th, 2015, at 7:00 pm

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA


California Classic Communications

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers with the assistance of amateur radio operators from around the valley provided communications support for the California Classic Century bicycle ride on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

California Classic Century Route
California Classic Century Route

The California Classic Century ride had not only the century ride but also shorter metric and mini-metric rides. All rides started at Chukchansi Park and rode up the 10 miles of Freeway 168 from McKinley Avenue. The century ride continued on to Winton Park near Pine Flat, to Squaw Valley, Sanger and back to Chukchansi Park.

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress

March 5, 2015

“The introduction of H.R. 1301 with so many original co-sponsors, so early in this session of Congress, is very encouraging,” said ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN. “Several additional members of Congress already have agreed to be co-sponsors. This bill has momentum, but introduction is only the first step. Many of the next steps will be taken as ARRL members contact their US Representatives urging co-sponsorship and thanking them as they sign on to the bill.”

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Transmitter Hunt May 23 in Fresno Area

Central Valley Transmitter Hunters

Come on out to the next T-Hunt. Win or lose we have fun. The more you hunt the better you will get!

The start location is the park & ride at the NE corner of 180 and McCall.  https://goo.gl/maps/bXpDZ (36.736488, -119.609271)

Please arrive early to check in. The hunt begins at 10 AM.

The hunt frequency is 146.565 MHz. Marty K6KTP will be the fox for this hunt.

More details to follow on the day of the hunt.

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers