Elecraft KX2 Announcement

New KX2 radio to be announced this Thursday at the Dayton  Hamvention 2016

Elecraft KX2 Product Info
Elecraft KX2 Product Info

Hello to all,

We are please to announce a new radio to complement the KX3 and the KX-Line.  Here are the details.

What:  Elecraft announces the KX2, Ultra-portable radio
When:  Thursday, May 16th, 1300Z
Where:  Four Days In May QRP event, part of the Dayton Hamfest activities

Elecraft is excited to announce a new radio targeting the Ultra-portable market with a Fit-In-Your-Pocket size.  Please see the attached brochure for details.


  • KX2:  $749.00
  • Options and accessories:  Please see the table below for pricing.  Also see the FAQ for details.


Distributors are encouraged to order both the KX2 and accessories now.  The KX2 is already in production and early ordering will ensure your position for deliveries.

Note that the KX2 will be available in full, factory-built form only.  There will be 2 internally-installed options available immediately.  See the FAQ for more details.

Marketing Collateral Available

You will find a new section in the Elecraft Egnyte repository that contains:

  • The attached brochure in editable form for you to translate and convert to local printing formats.
  • A KX2 Date Sheet
  • A KX2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in editable form
  • Hi Resolution images for use with your marketing and web site content

Special Note on the new KX2 Battery and Charger system

  • Elecraft will be stocking the KXBT2 (Li-ion Battery) and the KXBC2 (Li-ion Charger) for your to order.
  • We have also arranged for you to purchase both items directly from our supplier, Tenergy (www.tenergy.com)
  • Please see the attached document, KX2 Battery info v1.0, with the details.

Along with many of the Elecraft team, I’ll be in Dayton to launch the KX2 but will be able to answer questions as needed.

Again, we are excited to offer you increased business opportunities with the KX2 launch!



CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser 2016 – 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, 2016.

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 Communications Trailer. The more volunteers we get to help with the stand helps make things run easier.

The tentative schedule is:

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

CARP Club Competition in June VHF 2016

The ARRL June VHF Contest is the weekend of June 13 and 14, 2015. Look for K6ARP up on Bear Mountain, 26 miles east of Fresno in grid DM06ir. We will have 6 meters through 24 GHz. If you want to try to make a contact the phone at the site is 559-332-2801.

Club Competition

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers will be participating in the Club Gavel Competition for the contest. All club members are encouraged to operate the contest from their home, portable or mobile station as they would normally during the contest. When submitting your logs, add “Club: Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers” to the log file and let us know that you participated in the contest. Your scores will count towards your normal individual or group awards and also be added to the club’s score to compete with other clubs in the area.

Continue reading CARP Club Competition in June VHF 2016

Turlock Amateur Radio Equipment Auction – April 23, 2016

The Spring 2016 auction will be held April 23th at Crossroads Church, 1360 N Johnson, Corner of Johnson & Arbor, Turlock CA. Doors open at 8:00 AM, Auction begins at 9:00 AM.  There will be a $5 charge to obtain a bidder’s paddle.

Talk In:  147.030+ (100 Hz)

If you are bringing equipment please send to pictures to gradyw@elite.net…

de Grady, K6IXA Auctioneer

For more info: http://w6bxn.org/auction/


CARP Field Day 2016 Plans Underway

2016 Field Day LogoThis June 25-26 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) will participate in the ARRL Field Day event. We will be operating from Pine Ridge School located on Auberry Road above the top of the Highway 168 Four-lanes.

Planning is underway for this event and we are looking for chairpersons and captains to help organize the event. If you are interested in helping out or participating in the event, please use the form below to let us know:

CARP Meeting – May 6, 2016

At the monthly CARP Membership meeting we will have a project/build night. We will be building Roll-up J-Poles and Tiger-Tails. 

CARP will provide all the parts necessary for the projects for a small fee (est. $10) to cover the cost of the parts.

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA


Kirch Flat Century 2016 Comm Volunteers Needed

Kirch Flat Century – Communications Support

If you can help, please signup using the link at the bottom of the post.


Saturday May 7, 2016. Time:  varies between 0600-1700hrs


Fresno, CA


To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

8+ communications volunteers.


Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Kirch Flat Century 2016 Comm Volunteer Signup

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

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers – Fresno County California