Category Archives: CARP

VE Examiners Needed – Fresno – April 27, 2019

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) is offering  an amateur radio VE Exam Session. Amateur Radio Volunteer (VE) Examiners are needed. If available please email Rob AE6GE


Saturday, April 27, 2019 from  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Police Science Institute/ The Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

Contact for More Info:

Rob  AE6GE –

VE Session – Fresno – April 27, 2019

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) is offering  an amateur radio VE Exam Session.


Saturday, April 27, 2019 from  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Police Science Institute/ The Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

Sponsored by:

What to Bring:

  1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport)
  2. Students/minors may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID,  minor’s work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.
  3. Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN).
  4. If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, the license information printed from ARRL website
  5. If applicable, the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions.
  6. Bring $15.00 cash to cover the exam session fee(s).

Contact for More Info:

Rob  AE6GE –

CARP Swap Meet March 23, 2019

Image from 2010 Swap Meet

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 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

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

N6MTS Estate List


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.

Continue reading ARRL JANUARY VHF CONTEST 2019

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.

CARP Christmas Party Friday December 7th, 2018


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 7th 2018 at 7:00 pm


Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA


RSVP via the CARP Christmas Party RSVP/Signup Page.


VE Session – Fresno – Date Change -November 10

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers is offering an amateur radio volunteer exam session in Fresno.


Saturday, November 10, 2018 from  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Police Science Institute/ The Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

What to bring

  1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport)
  2. Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN).
  3. If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website
  4. If applicable, the original(s) AND photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions.
  5. Bring $15.00 cash to cover the exam session fee(s).

Sponsored By

Contact for More Info

Rob  AE6GE – 559-272-6791 –

Annual Business Meeting November 2nd

The CARP annual business meeting is Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Bob Heil will be the guest speaker via Skype. We will also take care of club business during the meeting. Your attendance is requested.

* Please note that this meeting will be take place at the Clovis FD HQ training room and not at the Clovis Senior Center as usual. The meeting room is inside of the Police Department at 1233 5th St, Clovis, CA 93612

During the business meeting, there will be an election to fill the available Board of Director positions. There are four positions to fill and five candidates. Please attend and vote at this annual business meeting. 

  • Steve Bassett NA6G – Incumbent (Vice President)
  • Ron Hunt N6MTS 
  • Rob Mavis AE6GE – Incumbent (President)
  • Stephen Orman 
  • Steve Stoehr N6JXL – Incumbent

The candidates were requested to provide an introduction about themselves. Below are the responses I received. Please take a moment to review each one. 

Thank you,
Rick Tyburski – Secretary
Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

Steve Bassett (NA6G)

My name is Steve Bassett, NA6G and I have been nominated for a position on the CARP Board of Directors.  A bit about me.  I started in ham radio in 1995 as KE6YKG as a Tech while living in Fremont.  Over the next few years, I got my General, then Advanced (KQ6VH) and finally my Extra license and was able to get my call changed to NA6G.  I was involved in the past with ARES and helped to restart the local ARES group after I moved back to Fresno.  I have also been a member of several other ham radio clubs and served on the board of a couple of those.  I enjoy the hobby greatly.  My main interests with ham radio include DX and contesting, as time permits.  I have served on the CARP board for the last 6 years and also as Vice President for the club.  I would appreciate your vote.

Steve NA6G

Ron Hunt (N6MTS)

I,  N6MTS, am delighted to have been nominated to the CARP Board of Directors.  I feel that I am very qualified for this position, based simply on my many years of previous experience with ham radio in general, and my broad technical backgrounds in both electronics and mechanics.  I was first licensed in 1964 and have been an active ham ever since. 

I am a Fresno State graduate with a degree in Industrial Technology, and I have worked my entire life in the electronics and broadcasting field.  I retired from the Fresno State Lyles College of Engineering in June 2016, after serving as 33 years as the technical for the Electrical Engineering Department.  My duties there covered all aspects of both design and maintenance of everything in the department’s laboratories.  I also enjoyed working with many students, offering guidance on their various research projects.    

Relative to ham radio, I enjoy operating on most all bands from DC to light.  I enjoy some home-brew projects and more recently contesting (especially VHF and above).  DXing is not a big interest for me, but technical rag-chewing is.  My goals are to get deeper into digital and find time to finish my dual 4-1000 amplifier project.   I currently serve on the Board of Directors of FARC since 2008, and feel that I understand what club direction is all about.  I have been the FARC club treasurer since 2009. 

I have been an active member of CARP since about 2010 and participate in many club events.  I hope to bring some of my diversity and talents to CARP and would appreciate your vote as a member of the CARP Board of Directors.        

Ron Hunt,  N6MTS

Rob Mavis (AE6GE)

My name is Rob Mavis AE6GE. I have been a licensed amateur since 1999 and obtained my Amateur Extra license in 2002. I have also been a member of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) for 19 years.

During my time with CARP I have been on the Board of Directors and held officer positions, including President for nearly the past 10 years. During that time I have worked to:

  • Expand the club in not only membership but also club activities and training:
  • Make CARP the go-to group to provide public service amateur radio communications for walk, run and bicycle events in the area
  • Maintain and develop the CARP Repeater System
  • Develop the CARP education program that provided classes for the public to gain their amateur radio licenses
  • Build relationships the other amateur radio clubs and public service agencies

CARP has come a long way in its 20+ years and if re-elected I will work with the membership to continue to move CARP in a direction that not only moves the club forward but also provides it’s membership a worthwhile benefit.

Stephen Orman (N6PLE)

Name ears Stephen Orman and search p l e I have been a carp member ever since the Inception of carp years ago it is my belief that carp is dedicated to the upbringing of Youth into the amateur radio Community as well as carps Endeavor to be a part of the community doing community service work satcher’s Communications for bike runs Etc, wherever the need be!

It is my goal to continue the gold trials and tribulations of carp, the Clovis amateur radio pioneers and help keep the club going at a good pace for years to come, our firework stand is the best Money Maker the club has had in a long time and I hope to see that continue! Thank you for this opportunity to be a nominee to the carp board of directors and I hope that you will vote for me during this election. Thank you to all!

Steve Stoehr (N6JXL)

I have been involved in club since it’s inception.  I served for may years as the club’s first president.  During that time we all worked hard to reach out to hams and grow our club.  We worked together with other clubs in the area sharing resources for the betterment of all.  The heart of any club is the repeater system.  I provided almost the entire repeater system the club used and later donated most of the equipment back to the club.  The club was meant to be a welcoming friendly place for all whether young or old, new operator or a seasoned one and their families.  I believe that still exists today.  I am proud of where our club has come from and where we will be going in the future.  We have been fortunate to have many good people step up and continue what was started many years ago. As you can see my love and passion is with this Club and would appreciate your vote!

Steve Stoehr N6JXL