Tour de Fresno Ride 2019 Comm Volunteers Needed

Tour de Fresno Ride – Communications Support

CARP in conjunction with Fresno County EMCOMM and amateur radio operators around the valley provide amateur radio communications as a public service for this event.

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

When

Saturday September 21, 2019. Time:  varies between 0700~1700hrs

Where

Fresno, and surrounding communities.

Mission:

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

Manpower needed:

17-20+ amateur radio communications volunteers.

Contact:

Sign up online by clicking the Tour de Fresno Signup link or contact Rob Mavis AE6GE ae6ge@k6arp.org for more details .

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 K6ARP.org website.

CARP Bylaws Revised 2019-08-27

North Fork Grizzly Century 2019 Comm Volunteers Needed

North Fork Grizzly Century – Communications Support

CARP in conjunction with Fresno County EMCOMM and amateur radio operators around the valley provide amateur radio communications as a public service for this event.

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

When

Saturday September 14, 2019. Time:  varies between 0530~1700hrs

Where

North Fork, Bass Lake and areas northeast.

Mission:

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

Manpower needed:

17-20+ amateur radio communications volunteers.

Contact:

Sign up online by clicking North Fork Grizzly Century Communications Volunteer Signup Form or contact Rob Mavis AE6GE
ae6ge@k6arp.org for more details .

Fireworks Block Party July 2nd

DFS Fireworks Block Party Sponsored by CARP and Crunch Fitness

Tuesday, July 2nd from 7pm to 10pm CARP along with . Crunch Fitness will be presenting the DFS Fireworks Block Party at the new Crunch Fitness (284 W. Shaw, Clovis)

  • FREE pizza
  • FREE Fireworks Show
  • Register for give-aways for up to $500 in free fireworks.

Fireworks show will begin at 8:30pm.

Bring your own chair.

LightSail 2 Launches, Will Transmit CW Beacon

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From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  June 27, 2019
To all radio amateurs

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ARLS004 LightSail 2 Launches, Will Transmit CW Beacon

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 CubeSat, launched on June 25,
will transmit Morse code from space. LightSail is a citizen-funded
project to send a small spacecraft, propelled solely by sunlight,
into Earth’s orbit. The innovative satellite is due to be deployed
on July 2 from Prox-1, a Georgia Tech student-built spacecraft the
size of a small washing machine. Once deployed, LightSail 2 will
automatically transmit a beacon packet every few seconds, which can
be decoded into 238 lines of text telemetry describing the
spacecraft’s health and status, including everything from battery
status to solar sail deployment motor state. Every 45 seconds, the
spacecraft will transmit “LS2” on the spacecraft’s frequency of
437.025 MHz, within the Amateur Radio 70-centimeter band.

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CARP Fireworks Stand 2019

CARP DFS Fireworks Stand @ Crunch Fitness – 284 W Shaw, Clovis, CA

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers will be selling DFS fireworks June 28 though July 5th, 2019. The stand is located at the new Crunch Fitness (the old Wilson’s Motorsports) at 284 W Shaw Ave in Clovis.

Please consider supporting CARP by purchasing your fireworks at the CARP DFS Stand.

If you would like to volunteer to help us out, please check out our signup page: https://www.k6arp.org/carp-fireworks-stand-fundraiser-signup/

Date/Time

  • Friday, June 28 – 12pm – 10pm – Opening Day!
  • Saturday, June 29 – 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday June 30 – 10am – 10pm
  • Monday July 1 – 10am – 10pm
  • Tuesday, July 2 – 10am – 10pm
  • Wednesday, July 3 – 10am – 10pm
  • Thursday, July 4 – 10am – Midnight
  • Friday, July 5 – 10am – 10pm – Deep Discount Day!

Location

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 (ae6ge@k6arp.org)

Radio Amateur to Lose License as Part of Enforcement Case Settlement

A New Jersey radio amateur, David S. Larsen Sr., WS2L, of Highland Park, will surrender his Amateur Extra-class license and pay a $7,500 civil penalty as part of a Consent Decree with the FCC to settle an enforcement action. An FCC Enforcement Bureau Order released June 18 said Larsen violated the Communications Act of 1934 and Part 90 rules by operating on frequencies licensed to the Borough of Highland Park for public safety communication.

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Amateur Radio in Fresno County and the Central Valley of California