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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

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.

Please contact James ( if you have any questions.

CARP Activity Cancellation in Response to COVID-19

After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our members, supported groups and the public, the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person meetings and public service event participation for the remainder of the year.  We will evaluate the following season based on current state and local guidelines for social distancing and gatherings.

Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, including government restrictions on public gatherings, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to gather and provide support for other organizations at this time but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.

We will continue to hold our weekly on-air net meetings. We are also exploring options to provide our members with virtual online monthly meetings so the club may perform it’s business.

We will also continue to monitor the situation and in the event that environmental conditions change, we will revisit our stance on this issue at that time.

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 Meeting – Jan 3, 2020

Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN)

If you missed Orv Beach W6BI’s presentation on AREDN at Pacificon 2019, here is you chance to see him in person at the January CARP meeting where he will be giving a presentation on AREDN.

AREDN has been used for many appliactions in southern California and we would like to see it expand into the Central Valley. So come on out and see what it is all about.

For some more information here is the AREDN Beginners Guide.


Friday January 3, 2020 at 7:00pm


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

CARP Christmas Party Friday December 6th, 2019


To thank members for their support throughout the year, CARP will host a Pot-Luck style Christmas Party. The main dishes of Ham, Turkey and Tri-tip will be provided by the club and side-dishes will be brought by attendees.

There will be a prize drawing for members.


Friday December 6th 2019 at 7:00 pm


Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA


RSVP via the CARP Christmas Party RSVP/Signup Page.