Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

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: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

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

AB 1222 Heads to Governor’s Desk

AB1222 was enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m. on September 7, 2017.
An act to amend Section 23123.5 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.



LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1222, Quirk. Vehicles: electronic wireless communications devices.
Existing law makes it a crime to drive a motor vehicle while holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or electronic wireless communications device, as specified. Existing law defines an electronic wireless communications device as including, but not limited to, a broadband personal communication device, a specialized mobile radio device, a handheld device or laptop computer with mobile data access, a pager, or a two-way messaging device.
This bill would remove a specialized mobile radio device and a two-way messaging device from the list of devices specifically included as an electronic wireless communications device.

DIGEST KEY

Vote: majority   Appropriation: no   Fiscal Committee: yes   Local Program: no  

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SBE Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Four students receive funding from Ennes Educational Foundation Trust

By Emily M. Reigart

INDIANAPOLIS — The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust has awarded four scholarships for 2017: Clifford White is the recipient of the Harold E. Ennes Scholarship; Thomas Carlisle receives the Robert Greenberg Scholarship; Timothy Kyobe is the receipient of the John H. Battison SBE Founder’s Scholarship; and Katy Gerber received the Youth Scholarship.

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New “Pre-Release” Version of WSJT-X Includes FT8 Changes

A new “pre-release” version of WSJT-X now is available. This is the Amateur Radio digital software suite developed by Joe Taylor, K1JT, that includes the new FT8 mode, which has been catching on like wildfire. The September 2 release, WSJT-Xversion 1.8.0-rc2, fixes a number of issues, provides better performance, and offers some new features.

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Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade

By Sarah Lewin, Space.com Associate Editor


This article was updated at 5:44 p.m. EDT to indicate that a coronal mass ejection was observed coming from the site of the solar flare.

Early this morning (Sept. 6), the sun released two powerful solar flares — the second was the most powerful in more than a decade.

At 5:10 a.m. EDT (0910 GMT), an X-class solar flare — the most powerful sun-storm category — blasted from a large sunspot on the sun’s surface. That flare was the strongest since 2015, at X2.2, but it was dwarfed just 3 hours later, at 8:02 a.m. EDT (1202 GMT), by an X9.3 flare, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The last X9 flare occurred in 2006 (coming in at X9.0).

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Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

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: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

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

CARP Board of Directors Nominations 2017 Open

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) is calling for nominations for open CARP Board of Directors positions. You may nominate yourself or someone else. Please be sure to fully read the qualifications in the CARP Bylaws. Nominations will only be accepted during the month of September.

Board members elected in this process will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2018 and culminating December 31, 2019.

This year there are three (3) Directors whose terms are up:

  1. Lou Dansby KD6WAW
  2. Mike Cederquist KD6LDA
  3. Laura Mavis KI6KRT

To nominate someone or yourself, please use the following form: CARP Board of Directors Nominations Form

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