Category Archives: Announcement

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.

September T-Hunt Re-Cap

Due to a week signal the starting point was changed to Mckinley and 168. Once vehicles started to caravan to the new start point Rick (W6KKO) had to peal off due to a phone call. John (K6MI), unbeknownst to Rick, followed him from the starting point. However, when Rick pulled into his house in NE Clovis and closed his garage, John realized he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. With three teams at McKinley and 168, and John at Fowler and Shields, the fox Mike (KG6MSV) decided to start. The hide location was the Winery Ave. pedestrian bridge over Hwy 180. First to find was Marty (K6KTP), second was Ron (N6MTS), followed by John (K6MI). With three hunters at the finish, TOM (N6MQG), used all of his officer safety training and decided to cut his losses and refused to follow the signal into the ghetto. Fun hunt. 

Mike H. (KG6MSV)

The next transmitter hunt will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the F.A.R.C. swapmeet. The location is Lion Automotive on the S.E. corner of Gettysburg and Clovis Ave. 2944 Phillip Ave., Clovis, CA 93612. The swap opens for buyers at 8:00 AM. This is a casual on foot T-Hunt during the F.A.R.C swapmeet. It will allow you to test your equipment and close-in hunting skills. 

The transmitters will be on 146.565 MHz and or 144.565 MHz. There will be two low power transmitters in the general area and each will have a distinct tone. Use this hunt for practicing your close in skill. Leave the transmitters where you find them so that others can participate.

I also want to announce that Mike Herlihy (KG6MSV) will be the new T-Hunt coordinator. As the fox, Mike has put on some legendary hunts in the past. 

Bob Heil Guest Speaker at November 2nd CARP Meeting

Bob Heil, from Heil Sound and Ham Nation will speak at the November CARP Meeting via Skype.

We will have Bob for a limited time so please hold your questions until the end of his presentation.


Friday November 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm


  • 7:00 pm Bob Heil Presentation
  • 8:00 pm CARP Annual Business Meeting and election to follow presentation.


Clovis Fire Department HQ Training Room
1233 5th St
Clovis, CA 93612

443.225 K6ARP Downtown Clovis Repeater Coordinated

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers are  pleased to announce the new 443.225 club repeater is now coordinated with the Northern Amateur Radio Relay Council of California (NARCC)

Motorola Quantar analog FM and P25 digital repeater

Location: Clovis Water Tower
Frequency: 443.225 + offset
Modes: Analog FM & P25
CTCSS: 141.3
NAC: $514


It is located in downtown Clovis at the water tower facility. The repeater is a Motorola Quantar with the antenna approximately 120 feet above ground level.

Although it was previously used in analog FM, the Motorola Quantar repeater provides mixed mode of analog FM and digital in the form of P25; both of these modes are enabled on the repeater. It is recommended that a tone squelch be engaged in order to avoid hearing the P25 carrier when that mode is used. The tone squelch is 141.3, the same as the TX tone.

K6ARP 443.225 Repeater approximate coverage area.

Parachute Mobile Mission 32 – August 25, 2018

Two missions completed, two more to go. Come join us! Make a contact with a skydiver.


We hope to have the first jump around 10 A.M. Go to on mission day for updates or monitor the W6CX Repeater at 147.060+ 100


FM QSOs on 146.430 simplex
HF QSOs on 14.250




Track each skydive by their callsigns. Mark, AF6IM; Rob, KC6TYD.

Live streaming video:

QSL Card:

If you make a contact with a skydiver please email Rob at and state the jump number, name of the skydiver, and approximate time.

As always, we do not have control of the airplane or weather so this event is subject to delay or cancellation.