Mark your calendars for March 23, 2019. The CARP Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet returns and at a new location. Keep a watch on the K6ARP.org website for more details as they come available. Please RSVP if you plan on selling.
Talk-in will be on the CARP repeater 147.675 – 141.3.
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hunt Residence 8083 E Olive Ave Fresno, CA 93727-9518 (Olive/DeWolf)
Buyers/Sellers enter parking area off Olive Ave
Additional Seller Space across street
Please fill out the RSVP form if you plan to sell.
CARP Items for Sale
BridgeCom Systems BCR-50V (136-174 MHz) VHF Repeater – $900
ZCZC AG09 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 9 ARLB009 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 15, 2019 To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB009 ARLB009 Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings
Those interested in posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express at, https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express .
The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters.
This is an innovative web delivered resource that allows amateurs to investigate, identify and hopefully resolve the most common issues that affect the hobby, that is increasing Interference.
Chris VK3QB one of the developers of this resource said, “For the first time and in one place, QRM.guru provides a coordinated set of resources and self-help for amateurs to find out about QRM issues and techniques in resolving them.”
The site is accessed by getting on line to QRM.guru/ and clicking “start here” along the top.
QRM.guru is a project of RASA and has been designed as a free resource for all, in the spirit that is Amateur Radio.
Here is your opportunity to make a QSO with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.
For 9 years a small groups of hams, and a few skydivers who are also hams, have come together to bring you this fun, exciting, and unique way to make a ham radio contact. The skydiver will jump out of a plane from approximately 13,000 feet and deploy his canopy right away to utilize the altitude. Attached to the skydiver is a payload jam packed with amateur radio equipment. Not only will you be able to make 2 meter simplex contacts but you will also be able to track each skydiver via APRS but watch it all unfold from live steaming video.
On Saturday March 2nd, 2019 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers in conjunction with Fresno County ARES and members of the Tulare County Amateur Radio Club provided amateur radio communications support to the Sanger Blossom Trail 10K Run.
Recitation of the Rosary will be on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10 AM at Jay Chapel with the Funeral Mass following at 11 AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera, with interment at Arbor Vitae Cemetery. Fr. Craig Plunkett of Divine Mercy Parish in Clovis will be the Celebrant.
Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society designated for Lung Cancer or the Jim Savage Chapter #1852 of The E. Clampus Vitus, P.O. Box 1661 Fresno, CA. 93727
The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has adopted Amateur Radio training as a possible new approach to basic RF and electronics instruction. More than 20 NAWCWD employees took part in a week-long class in Point Mugu, California, in December. The class, which culminated in an examination session for the Technician licensed, offered NAWCWD employees a novel approach to teaching radio propagation, said Brian Hill, KF4CAM, the lead for electromagnetic maneuver warfare experimentation in the Avionics, Sensors and E*Warfare Department. Hill, who got his license while he was still in high school, is also the department’s “innovation ambassador.”
The FCC has invited public comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11826) from an Ohio radio amateur seeking to amend the Part 97 station identification rules to better accommodate and simplify station identification during an emergency net, drill, or activation. ARRL member Robert A. Dukish, KK8DX, filed the petition in December, and the FCC put it on public notice this week. Dukish seeks a change to Section 97.119(a) of the rules, which requires an amateur station to transmit its “assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication.”