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.
ZCZC AS04 QST de W1AW Space Bulletin 004 ARLS004 From ARRL Headquarters Newington, CT June 27, 2019 To all radio amateurs
SB SPACE ARL ARLS004 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.
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.
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)
Charles Cooper of the FCC gives a presentation on Pirate Radio and FCC enforcement at the 2018 IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) Symposium. The presentation presents a LOT of great information about the FCC Enforcement Field Division and interference.
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.