FCC Affirms Penalty for Unlicensed Amateur Operation, Making False Distress Call

FCC logo white-on-dk blue_41The FCC has affirmed a $23,000 penalty against Daniel Delise of Astoria, New York, for operating without an Amateur Radio license on 147.96 MHz and for transmitting a false officer-in-distress call on a New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio channel. The FCC’s December 5 Forfeiture Order follows its August 31 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), which detailed a history of complaints and alleged illegal radio operation by Delise dating to 2012.

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T-Hunt Re-cap November 2016

Start Point: Hwy 180 & McCall
End Point: Tollhouse Rd. south of Hwy 168  (Under the power lines)
Shortest Route: 34 miles / 54 minutes (approx.)
Number of Teams: 5
Fox: Mike (KG6MSV)
Number of TX: 1

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was a tough T-hunt. Five teams competed this hunt and only one found it after several hours of searching. Hints were provided as time passed yet the majority of the hunters did not finish the hunt. Marty (K6KTP) and his grandson were the only team to locate the fox, who was located under the high power line towers south of highway 168 and east of Tollhouse road.

This particular hunt found some of the hunters working together in order to locate the fox, yet the win and finish eluded their efforts. The teams consisted of Ron (N6MTS) and a friend; John (WJ6Y) along with his son and grandson; Conrad (WA6KUE) and his wife; and rounding up the teams were Dennis (KI6NVG), Gary (KM6CVB), and Rick (W6KKO).

By 1 PM the sky was darkening with rain clouds and the hunters were in need of food and refreshment. The teams and fox met at Tollhouse Market to enjoy some food and drinks. Commiseration was mutual amongst the hunters as the fox relayed the hiding location.  Fortunately, the food was good and we beat the rain home.

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CARP Christmas Party This Friday December 2nd, 2016

Come join us for the annual CARP Christmas Party on Friday December 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Clovis Senior Center classroom. The dinner is open to all. Hope to see you there, we always have a good time, great food and a lot of fun.

The festivities for the evening include:


The dinner is pot-luck style with the club providing turkey, ham and tri-tip for the main dish along with rolls and coffee. Please bring a side dish, salad or desert. Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Potluck Buddies website.


There will be participation awards and the prestigious CARP Bonehead and overload award.


There will be a general prize drawing and a grand prize drawing:


General Drawing

Tickets cost $1.00 each for a chance at these items:


  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • UV82 Radio
  • ARRL Books
  • Wine
  • Brandy
  • and many more!

disneylandtixGrand Prize Drawing

Tickets for the Grand Prize Drawing at $10.00 each for a chance at:

First Place:

  • 4 – Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets ($620 value)

Second Place:

  • Fresno State Basketball Tickets


Membership Drawing

Pay your 2017 CARP Club membership dues between now and at the Christmas Party and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a special prize : Pofung UV-82 HT.


Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm


Please signup/RSVP what you are bringing at the Potluck Buddies website.


Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA





CARP Christmas Party Grand Drawing Tickets

disneylandtixThis year’s Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) Christmas Party’s Grand Drawing is well, pretty Grand! Along with the general drawing and the membership renewal drawing CARP will have a Grand Drawing with tickets costing $10.00 each.

The Grand Prize will be four (4) 1-Day Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland ($630 value). Runner up will receive four (4) single game Fresno State Basketball tickets ($120.00+ value).

fsu-basketballThank you all for supporting CARP and hope to see you at our annual Christmas dinner Party on Friday, December 2,  2016 at 7:00pm at the Clovis Senior Center. Please RSVP is you plan on attending.

You do not need to be present at the Christmas Party to win. You may purchase your tickets from any CARP Board Member or via paypal:

ARISS Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Plans for Future of Amateur Radio in Human Spaceflight

ARISS-International delegates met November 15-18 at the International Space Center Conference Facility in Houston, Texas, to celebrate 20 years of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and to continue planning for the years ahead. More than 50 delegates and guests from Russia, Japan, Italy, German, the UK, and North America took part, and teleconferencing let individuals unable to attend in person to join the proceedings. Special guests at the conference included Astronauts Mike Fincke, KE5AIT, and Ken Cameron, KB5AWP, and Cosmonaut Aleksandr Poleshchuk, RV3DP. An international group interested in installing and operating an Amateur Radio station on the ISS first met in November 1996 at Johnson Space Center, and ARISS was born as a result of that gathering.

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Hytera Enters the North American Amateur Radio Market


Huntsville, Alabama, November 22, 2016 — GigaParts announced today the release of five new models of amateur radios manufactured by Hytera. Highly regarded in land mobile radio for their quality, durability and innovation, Hytera dominates the DMR and Tetra markets in the US and the rest of the world. Hytera is the largest radio manufacturer to enter the amateur radio market in North America.

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CARP 2017 Board of Directors Announcement

CARP LogoElections were held at the November 4, 2016 Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) Annual Business Meeting.  Rob Mavis AE6GE, Steve Bassett NA6G, Steve Stoehr N6JXL, and Rick Tyburski W6KKO were elected to a two year term on the CARP Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

Officers were chosen for 2017 at the CARP Board of Directors (BOD) meeting on November 21, 2016. The following is the CARP 2017 BOD:

  • Rob Mavis AE6GE – President
  • Steve Bassett NA6G – Vice President
  • Laura Mavis KI6KRT – Secretary
  • Lou Dansby KD6WAW – Treasurer
  • Mike Cederquist KD6LDA
  • Steve Stoehr N6JXL
  • Rick Tyburski W6KKO

Congratulations to the election winners.

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