CARP Meeting – June 7, 2019

June is our last meeting for the summer break. There will be no meetings in July or August. So as a kick-off to summer 2019 we will have a little party. Steve NA6G will be MCing the CARP Trivia night. Come on out and have some fun, and possibly win some prizes.

We will also be serving root beer floats!

Fireworks Stand Fundraiser Training will also take place.


Friday June 7, 2019 @ 7:00pm


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

CARP Fireworks Stand Fundraiser Signup

The CARP Fireworks stand is the group’s largest fundraiser of the year. This year, we have again partnered with Discount Fireworks Superstore. The stand will be open from June 28 through July 5th.

We need as many volunteers from our club membership as possible! Spouses and children (18 and over) are also welcome. We will provide snacks and drinks for the duration of your shift.

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Please use the following link to access the Signup Form to note the date(s) and time(s) you or a family member are available to Volunteer:

Thank you for supporting the community through Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers.

See the CARP Fireworks Stand Page for more details on the fundraiser.

Climb to Kaiser 2019 Comm Volunteers Needed

Climb to Kaiser – Communications Support

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers along with amateur radio operators of the Central Valley help provide communications support for the Fresno Cycling Club’s Climb to Kaiser bicycle ride.

If you can help, please signup using the link at the bottom of the post.


Saturday June 22, 2019. Time:  varies between 0400~2400hrs


Fresno, CA


To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

15-20+ amateur radio communications volunteers.


Contact James Majors or Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Climb to Kaiser Amateur Radio Comm Volunteer Signup

James Majors K6JDM –
Rob Mavis AE6GE –

ARRL and FCC Sign Memorandum to Implement New Volunteer Monitor Program

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 14  ARLB014
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  April 17, 2019
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB014 ARRL and FCC Sign Memorandum to Implement New Volunteer
Monitor Program

ARRL and the FCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
that paves the way to implement the new and enhanced Volunteer
Monitor program. The memorandum establishes the Volunteer Monitors
as a replacement for the Official Observers (OO) program. Current
OOs have been encouraged to participate in the new program.

“We are excited by the opportunity to codify our partnership with
the FCC and to work together to achieve our mutual interests of
protecting the integrity of our Amateur Radio bands,” said ARRL
President Rick Roderick, K5UR. “This Memorandum of Understanding
will serve as the foundation for a new level of partnership on this
very important issue.”

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ARRL “Radio Communications” Billboard Promotes Ham Radio on I-40

A new billboard on Interstate 40 in Tennessee promotes ARRL and Amateur Radio. Working with ARRL Product Development Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, and Communications Manager Dave Isgur, N1RSN, ARRL Graphic Designer Sue Fagan, KB1OKW, completed a design for a the new 10 × 20 billboard, owned by ARRL Life Member Cliff Segar, KD4GT. Segar says the average daily traffic count for the area along I-40 west bound, mile marker 336, is on the order of 6 million vehicles per year.


Engineers need to preserve amateur radio growth and transparency

Theodore S. Rappaport, Director NYU WIRELESS

As a veteran educator and research center director, I’ve had the thrill of seeing more than 10 generations of students obtain electrical and computer engineering degrees and pursue technical careers around the world. A common trait I’ve seen in these students has been an appreciation for the engineering process built on integrity, the open exchange of ideas, and accuracy in solving problems.

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