Category Archives: Ham Fests & Swap Meets

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. 

“Amateur Radio…Serving the Community” is Hamvention 2018 Theme

The theme for Hamvention® 2018 is “Amateur Radio…Serving the Community.” Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, Hamvention General Chairman, said the theme acknowledges the role that ham radio operators play in their communities, especially in times of emergencies.

“During recent disasters, hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and wildfires in the West, Amateur Radio operators were once again called upon to provide emergency communication assistance when regular services failed or were overtaxed,” Cramer said.

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68th International DX Convention April 21-23, 2017

Dear Amateur Radio & DX Enthusiast,

Are you waiting to see how Dayton does in its new home, but still want to meet and mingle with all your DX friends? Are you saving money for yet another tower, rig or amp? Then Join us next year for a fun event: The 68th International DX Convention in Visalia, CA., April 21 – 23, 2017!

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Clovis Amateur Radio Swapmeet – September 24, 2016

Sponsored by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

Mark your calendars! The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Fall Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet will be held in Clovis, CA on Saturday September 24th. Ham radio and electronics enthusiasts from the Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley area are invited to attend.

Admission is FREE for sellers and buyers.

Time/Date:
Saturday September 24, 2016 – 8:00am to 11:00am
Sellers setup at 7:30am

Location:
New Hope Community Church
4620 E Nees Ave
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org
559-492-7675

Clovis Amateur Radio Swapmeet – September 24, 2016

Sponsored by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

Mark your calendars! The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Fall Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet will be held in Clovis, CA on Saturday September 24th. Ham radio and electronics enthusiasts from the Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley area are invited to attend.

Admission is FREE for sellers and buyers.

Time/Date:
Saturday September 24, 2016 – 8:00am to 11:00am
Sellers setup at 7:30am

Location:
New Hope Community Church
4620 E Nees Ave
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org
559-492-7675

DX Engineering’s Tim Duffy, K3LR: New Fairgrounds Venue “Perfect for Hamvention”

DX Engineering Chief Operating Officer Tim Duffy, K3LR, says he’s enthusiastic about the new Dayton Hamvention® venue at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio — both as a vendor and as an individual radio amateur. DX Engineering recently produced a short video tour of the new Hamvention location, which includes an interview with Hamvention spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI.

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Clovis Amateur Radio Swapmeet – September 24, 2016

Sponsored by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers

Mark your calendars! The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Fall Amateur Radio and Electronics Swap Meet will be held in Clovis, CA on Saturday September 24th. Ham radio and electronics enthusiasts from the Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley area are invited to attend.

Admission is FREE for sellers and buyers.

Time/Date:
Saturday September 24, 2016 – 8:00am to 11:00am
Sellers setup at 7:30am

Location:
New Hope Community Church
4620 E Nees Ave
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org
559-492-7675