CARP 2020 BoD Election Results

The following two members accepted nomination and were quailified for the CARP 2020 Board of Directors Election:

  • Rob Mavis AE6GE
  • Steve Bassett NA6G

As there are only two seats up for election and there are only two nominees, the CARP bylaws dictate that these nominees are elected without further action.

Congratulations to Rob & Steve elected to the CARP Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 term!

CARP October 2, 2020 Meeting

This CARP Membership Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

Friday October 2, 2020 at 7pm


For the foreseeable future we will be hosting our monthly General Meetings using the  ZOOM meeting platform.  All members and visitors are welcome to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91310805313?pwd=VUxtK2t4TS9Xa0xsVXRzaDJScmZ5QT09

Meeting ID: 913 1080 5313
Passcode: 207185

If this is your first time using ZOOM, please take an opportunity to visit this website and follow the instructions for your preferred connection method.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

Please contact James (k6jdm@k6arp.org) if you have any questions.

FARC Uses CARP Repeater for Morning Drive Net

During the Creek Fire, the Fresno Amateur Radio Club repeater is off the air due to a power outage in the area. As always the Clovis Amateur Radio Club is coming ot the aid of the community allowing the FARC Morning Drive Net to take place on the K6ARP (147.675 – 141.3) repeater for the duration.

The K6ARP repeater is located at Mile High approximately one mile southeast of the W6TO machine at Meadow Lakes. K6ARP has a commanding coverage of the valley from Merced to Bakersfield and beyond.

Letter to CARP Board of Directors

CARP Board of Directors,

I would like to thank you and the club for bestowing the honor of being the first recipient of the CARP Lifetime Achievement Award. I was very surprised and humbled when I received it. I always looked forward to the
public service events and having the ability to practice our craft.

I think the club is blessed with a great bunch of people that are your board
members. They work tirelessly trying to keep the club funded, trained and active. They put hours upon hours preparing for the rides, walks and runs that we serve as emergency communicators.

I have now moved to Albuquerque New Mexico and have yet to join the
local Ham Radio Club; I am hoping that that club will be as active and committed to public service as CARP is. That will be a tough act to follow.

I will continue to follow the club’s activities through the website and
emails. You all have a special place in my heart and I will always cherish my memories of the group and all the friends that I have left behind in the valley.

Thanks for letting me call you my friends,

Glen Caine ( N6HEW)

CARP September 4, 2020 Meeting

The CARP September 4, 2020 Membership Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

The presentation topic for the meeting will be given by James K6JDM on Graphine.


For the foreseeable future we will be hosting our monthly General Meetings using the  ZOOM meeting platform.  All members and visitors are welcome to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98604436851?pwd=a0NicHgrQUxSeURXZE91VkdmcDBOQT09

Meeting ID: 986 0443 6851
Passcode: 765346

If this is your first time using ZOOM, please take an opportunity to visit this website and follow the instructions for your preferred connection method.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

Please contact James (k6jdm@k6arp.org) if you have any questions.

Glen Caine N6HEW Awarded CARP Lifetime Achievement Award

Glen Caine N6HEW
Awarded CARP Lifetime Achievement Award

After many years of dedicated service to amateur radio and the local community, it is time to say farewell and good luck to Glen Caine N6HEW as he hangs up his EMCOMM hat and moves his family to New Mexico.

Glen has been married to his high school sweetheart Vicki KA6MDM for 51 years and they have two grown adopted daughters Heather and Holly. In 2011 he retired from the County of Fresno after 27 years as an electrician where he worked for 10 years at Valley Medical Center and 17 years at the Fresno County Jail.

He first moved to Fresno in 1971. He obtained his Novice amateur radio license in 1981 with the callsign KA6GDS; upgraded to General in 1991 and then Advanced Class operator in 1984 with the callsign N6HEW. 

Glen’s first amateur radio Emergency Communications (EMCOMM) deployment was in the early 1980’s due to the Fresno FMC Factory Fire. Local officials were worried about toxic chemical release. Glen worked communications at a Red Cross shelter as well as the Fresno County OES in the Health Department building on the Fulton Mall. 

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CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser Signup

The CARP Fireworks stand is the group’s largest fundraiser of the year. This year, we have again partnered with Discount Fireworks Superstore. The stand will be open from June 28 through July 5th.

We need as many volunteers from our club membership as possible! Spouses and children (18 and over) are also welcome. We will provide snacks and drinks for the duration of your shift.

View schedule in new page.

Please use the following link to access the Signup Form to note the date(s) and time(s) you or a family member are available to Volunteer: http://bit.ly/CARPFireworksSignup

Thank you for supporting the community through Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers.

See the CARP Fireworks Stand Page for more details on the fundraiser.

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