Ham Radio Swap Meet & Testing
Saturday, March 15, 2014 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sponsored by: Central Valley Radio Club, CARP and MCARC
- T-Hunt (organized by CARP)
- VE Session
by: Rob Mavis AE6GE
March 8, 2014
March 8, 2014 Transmitter Hunt Recap
CARP and the Central Valley T-Hunters held a Transmitter Hunt on Saturday March 9. This hunt the start point was at Letterman Park in Clovis. Five teams started the hunt at approximately 10:00am.
John K6MI was scheduled to be the fox for the hunt but had a conflict at the last minute, so Rob AE6GE volunteered to be the fox. After a hasty scouring of the map of the area, Rob hid at Foothill Elementary School, just south of Prather. Using a 5-watt transmitter and a 2-meter M2 Eggbeater antenna the fox was hidden down off the backside of one of the baseball diamonds where an active game helped to camouflage the foxes truck. Only one transmitter was used in an attempt to increase the difficulty by not allowing the low power transmitters to give away the location when the hunters got near the fox.
February 20, 2014
by: Al Brogdon, W1AB
Radio History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL
Following the resumption of Amateur Radio activities after World War I ensued a thundering herd of advances in the state of the Amateur Radio art. Here are some highlights from that period.
April 1922 — The first contact was made between California and Hawaii. September 1922 — 1CCZ worked every US call district in one night, the first time that had ever been accomplished. November 1922 — Another record-breaking relay was accomplished, from 1AW to 9AWM to Hawaiian 6ZAC and back to 1AW in 4 minutes 18 seconds.
The Fresno County EmComm Group is provisioning a High Speed Multi-Media Mesh Network (HSMM-Mesh) to support our disaster and public service response capabilities. To accomplish this we will re-purpose 2.4GHz Linksys/Cisco Routers by reflashing the on- board chip set. The firmware we have for this is designed around a single chipset used in several models and versions of the routers. Some very early models used 5V power and we are looking to standardize on more recent models that operate at 12VDC. We will be operating the units of standard station power supply or battery and the wall mount power supply will not be needed.
The majority of users have likely upgraded their routers and may have a compatible unit just shitting around gathering dust.
To be compatible, your router should look like the one shown below and match the model, version, S/N Prefix info listed in the table below. If you have longer (higher gain) antennas you no longer use, those would be also much appreciated.
Sanger Blossom Trail 2014 – Communications Volunteers Needed
Sanger Blossom Trail 10K Walk/Run
Saturday March 1, 2014. Time: Approx. 7:00am to 11:00am
To provide health and safety communications between water stations, observation posts, and event coordinator.
CARP Transmitter Hunt Saturday March 8, 2014
Come on out to the T-Hunt, we always have a lot of fun. Remember the more you hunt, the better you will get!
Hunt Frequency will be 146.565 MHz.
This hunt will be starting at Letterman Park in Clovis and will start at 10:00 am so arrive early to sign in.
Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
CARP Membership Meeting Friday March 7, 2014.
Tom N6MQG will be giving a presentation on Introduction to ICS.
Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
CARP Membership Meeting Friday February 7, 2014.
Lew Roberts KI6YWX will be giving a presentation on Power Pole connectors.
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:
- January 23 – General
- April 24 – Technician
- July 24 – Extra
- October 23 – Technician
Check the Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers page for more information on upcoming classes or contact Rob AE6GE. You can also sign up for an upcoming class here: Sign Up. 1/14/2014 – Technician and Extra class dates have been changed.