FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making

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.”

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2019 Fresno VE Exam Schedule

AMATEUR RADIO EXAMS
IN FRESNO

Exams given for
TECHNICIAN, GENERAL, and AMATEUR EXTRA

Sponsored By the
FRESNO VE TEAM

And The
FRESNO AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.

2019

Exams for all Amateur license classes will be conducted on the following dates in Fresno California.  All exams are given on Saturday and begin at 9:30 AM.

  • February 16
  • May 18
  • August 17
  • November 16

LOCATION: ….St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 4147 E. Dakota, Fresno CA 93726

DIRECTIONS: This is at the northwest corner of Cedar and Dakota in Fresno.  Enter the campus from Dakota.  There is a large parking lot.  Exams are given in Room 2.

Theory exams are multiple choice. First Class mail is used to send paperwork to ARRL, who sends data to FCC via electronic mail, thus assuring the fastest possible service on new licenses, which typically are posted to the FCC database by the end of the second week following the exam.

BRING. Two ID’s, one with photo.  Taxpayer ID Number (Social Security Number), or FCC Registration Number (preferred).  Fee $15.00 per test session.  Bring exact change.  Original and copy of Amateur License.  Talk in on 146.94 repeater.

Walk in’s only, no pre-registration.

More Info?? Contact Charles,  (559) 431-2038

CARP Meeting – Feb 1, 2019

Craig W6CMR will be giving an overview presentation of Cross Band Repeating.

There will also be a election vote for a replacement director for the vacancy left by Ron N6MTS.

Date/Time

Friday February 1, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Location

Clovis Senior Activities Center Classroom
850 4th St
Clovis, CA 93612

World Radio put Council Bluffs on the cutting edge of technology

By Richard Warner
Historical and Preservation Society of Pottawattamie County


At the height of World War II, thousands of radio crystals were produced by World Radio Laboratories at Seventh and Broadway.

“High tech” wasn’t always synonymous with Silicon Valley. For many years, it was Council Bluffs that was home to one of the most innovative electronics companies in the country.

What was most recently known as World Radio, actually traces it’s origin back to one individual. Leo Meyerson began tinkering with electronics at the age of 9, turning oatmeal boxes and even toilet paper rolls into radio coils. Meyerson was born in Omaha, but the family moved to Council Bluffs when he was 8 after his father got a job with Peoples Department Store.

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ARRL JANUARY VHF CONTEST 2019

The ARRL September VHF Contest starts January September 19th at 11:00 am and ends January 20th at 8:00 pm PST.

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.

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Special Election for Vacant Director Seat Nominations Open

Nominations for the vacant Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) Board of Directors seat vacated by the passing of Ron Hunt N6MTS will be taken the month of January.

This is for a single Board of Director seat for the 2019-2020 term.

Election will be held at the February 1, 2019 membership meeting.

To nominate someone or yourself, please complete the CARP Board of Directors Nomination Form.

Sept VHF 2018 Results are in!

The full final results have been published for the 2018 ARRL September VHF Contest.

I operated AE6GE Single Op High Power (SOHP) from the W6TV Contest Station located on Bear Mountain east of Fresno (DM06). Operating 6-meters through 1.2 GHz I accumulated a score of 17,697. Not my best score but OK for the amount of activity on the bands. The score was enough to take the Pacific Division in the SOHP category.

In addition 3rd place in 902 MHz and 4th place in 1.2 GHz QSOs overall.

It is sad to note, this was the last contest we would see Ron Hunt N6MTS (SK) operating his rover station. He did place fifth in the Top Ten Classic Rover category for completing 270 QSOs and covering 6 grid squares winning the Pacific Division in the Classic Rover (R) category with 21,586 points.

CARP Meeting – March 1, 2019


Tom N6MQG will be presenting the use of “Go boxes” which will include boxes for emergency power and boxes having Ham radios mounted in them for emergency and portable activity deployment. 

Date/Time

Friday January 4, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Location

Clovis Senior Activities Center Classroom
850 4th St
Clovis, CA 93612

CARP Meeting – Jan 4, 2019

The presentation for the next C.A.R.P. meeting focuses on the digital audio mode P25. Michael Moya (KF6FGL) and Rick Tyburski (W6KKO) will provide a general overview of this mode. They will also compare it to other digital audio modes, advise on equipment costs, as well as the availability of P25 repeaters in the area.

Date/Time

Friday January 4, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Location

Clovis Senior Activities Center Classroom
850 4th St
Clovis, CA 93612

Amateur Radio in Fresno County and the Central Valley of California