Category Archives: CARP

CARP 2020-21 BoD Nominees

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:

  1. K6JDM James Majors (incumbent)
  2. N6MQG Tom Reinhart (incumbent)
  3. N6PLE Steve Orman
  4. WB6LLW Norm Shomber

CARP Meeting – October 4, 2019

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.

Main Topic

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.


Friday October 4, 2019 at 7:00pm


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

Comm Volunteers Needed: Bass Lake Double October 12, 2019

Amateur Radio operators are needed to assist in providing radio communications for the Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride. 


Saturday October 12, 2019, 0500-2400


Various locations around the Central Valley.


To provide health and safety communications between designated locations and event coordinator.

Manpower Needed

15+ Communications Volunteers

How to Signup

Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

More Info

Rob Mavis AE6GE –

CARP Bylaws Revised

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 website.

CARP Bylaws Revised 2019-08-27

Tentative Camp-a-Long Dates 2019

Now that summer is here it’s time to go camping.

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 (

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