The nominations for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors has closed as of 9/30/2019. The membership will have the opportunity to vote for three of the following nominees at the November 1st CARP Annual Business Meeting:
Beginning this month the format of the CARP Meetings will be changing. We will continue to have our club news/business presentation but after we come back from break we will not only have a presentation on the meeting topic but also have a breakout session in the room next door. The breakout sessions will cover varous topics more of an educational or elmering nature.
Craig Roberts will be speaking on Public Service Field Operations. As you know CARP is heavily involved with providing radio communcations support for public service. This will be the first of several public service related topics we will have in the future.
CARP Elmer Breakout
The CARP Elmer break-out session will be lead by Tom N6MQG and he will be covering use and programming of HTs. He (and others) will be on hand to go over the operation and use of your HT as well as help with programming. Be sure to bring your HT and your questions.
As with any corporation the bylaws should be reviewed and revised periodically so that they are inline with the mission and activities of the organization. Over the last 10 months a committee has painstakingly reviewed and reivsed the CARP Bylaws. The newly revised Bylaws were ratified by the Board of Directors and signed putting them into effect on August 27, 2019.
I would like to thank those who participated in the Bylaw Review Committee:
AE6GE Rob Mavis
NA6G Steve Bassett
N6JXL Steve Stoehr
N6MQG Tom Reinhart
K6AVS Troy Wise
N6MTS Ron Hunt (SK)
Below is a link to a PDF of the current bylaws. They can also be found on the K6ARP.org website.
We attempt to schedule the trips around other activites and try to land on contest weekends to maximize HF activity.
Tentative dates for camping trips:
July 13-14 Location – Dinkey Creek (old Camp Mar-y-Mac site) IARU HF World Championship
Aug 17-18 Location: TBD North American QSO Party
Oct 5-6 Location: TBD Califorina QSO Party
These trips are typically to to a “dry” campsite location which means no running water and no toilets. We try to find sites that can accomodate camp trailers and RVs for those of you don’t want to “rough it” too much.
If you are interested in going let Rob AE6GE know (email@example.com)
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 K6ARP.org 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 (Olive/DeWolf)
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