Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Annual Business Meeting
The CARP Annual Business Meeting will be Friday January 3, 2014.
The January CARP meeting will be the Annual Business Meeting for the club. We will hold the 2014 elections and address any business that comes before the meeting.
The 2014 Mountain Amateur Radio Club VE Team amateur radio license exam schedule:
- March 8
- June 14
- September 13
- December 13
Sponsor: Mountain Amateur Radio Club
Time: 1:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Bruce W. Oatman - (559) 683-8873
The 2014 Fresno VE Team amateur radio license exam schedule:
- February 8
- May 10
- August 8
- November 8
Sponsor: Fresno VE Team
Time: 9:30 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Charles P. McConnell - (559) 431-2038
Printable FAME 2014 Class Schedule
The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers (FAME) offers Free instructional classes on obtaining your amateur radio license and upgrading. Classes are offered several times a year. They run on tuesday and thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for 2-1/2 weeks for a total of 5 sessions.
The 2014 Amateur Radio instruction class schedule is as follows: Continue reading
December 4, 2013
Discovering Amateur Radio
Radioqrv.com has published a 30-minute video of an Introduction to ham radio called Discovering Amateur Radio. The video explains and gives examples of some of the many uses of amateur radio technologies from research to disaster communications.
by: Ron Hunt N6MTS
May 2, 2013
Central Valley T-Hunters Report for November 2, 2013
Hidden Transmitter Antenna Overlooking Hensley Lake
Once again, the CV T-Hunters met for another challenging event. We started from the Hwy41 & HWY 145 park-N-Ride lot on Saturday morning at about 10AM. We had 6 teams hunting and we were searching for two transmitters.
2013 SKYWARN Recognition Day
December 7, 2013, from 0000z to 2400z
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.
About 50 offices have already registered and more register each day. At this rate, we’ll likely surpass 100 participating offices again.
If you will be utilizing echolink during SRD and would like to participate via the “Eastern or Western Reflector” please visit VoipWx.net for more details.
November 19, 2013
by Mike Wall
Dazzling Nighttime Rocket Launch Puts 29 Satellites In Orbit, a New Record
A Minotaur 1 rocket rises into the Virginia sky on Nov. 19, 2013, carrying a record-breaking 29 satellites to orbit on the ORS-3 mission. – Credit: NASA TV
A spectacular rocket launch from Virginia’s eastern shore late Tuesday (Nov. 19) lit up the night sky like an artificial sun, kicking off a record-breaking mission to put 29 satellites into orbit.
The Orbital Sciences-built Minotaur 1 rocket launched into space at 8:15 p.m. EST (0115 GMT Wednesday) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to begin the ORS-3 mission, which is run by the U.S. military’s Operationally Responsive Space Office. The launch was expected to be visible to millions of observes along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting.
CARP and the Central Valley T-Hunters have scheduled the following dates for T-hunts for 2014.
These are the dates for the regular bi-monthly hunts:
- January 4
- March 8
- May 10
- July 26
- September 6
- November 22
All T-hunts start at 10:00AM with starting points to be announced.
Mark your calendars!
Clovis CERT Level-1 Basic Course is scheduled for January 2014
(All classes held at Fire/Police Headquarters – 1233 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612 with the exception of the Simulation. Thursday, Friday classes from 6:30PM – 9PM Saturday classes from 9AM – 2PM.)
If interested reply to: CERT@ci.clovis.ca.us