CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY BEGINS JANUARY 15 – REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Invitation from Chief Dyer: On behalf of the Fresno Police Department, I would like to invite those of you who live or work in the City of Fresno to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy. This valuable program is offered with the goal of enhancing, through education, the relationship between the Fresno Police Department and the citizens we protect and serve. The course is not only educational, it is fun and exciting. In addition to sessions in the classroom, you will tour our most interesting facilities and enjoy hands-on experiences with the law enforcement tools used by our officers. Classroom topics include: Patrol Procedures, Officer Involved Shootings, Homicide, Traffic Enforcement, Gangs, and others. You will tour our Dispatch Center, Crime Scene Bureau (CSI), and test your skills on the Use of Force and Driving Simulators that we train our officers on. You will go to our K-9 and Mounted Patrol facility for demonstrations, to our Skywatch hanger to see how our Air Support Unit works, and you’ll take a tour of the Fresno County Jail. One of the favorite classes is at the Peace Officer’s Range, where you will have the opportunity to shoot four different types of Fresno Police Department service weapons currently in use in the field. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to come and get to know how the Department operates and meet the men and women who protect your city. I also hope that upon completion of the course, you may want to consider continuing your involvement with the Fresno Police Department by participating in one or more of the many opportunities for which you will be uniquely qualified. Jerry Dyer, Chief of Police
Classes begin January 15th and meet every Wednesday night for 12 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Participants will also be introduced to opportunities in the Citizens on Patrol (COP) program. The classes are held at the Fresno Police Department’s main training room in the Annex Building located at 2326 Fresno Street, between “M” and “N”, or other FPD facilities. Details are attached. For additional information or an application form, contact Lindsay.Hughes@Fresno.gov or call 621-6228.
See the official invitation here.
January 10, 2014
Just received this from M2:
Regarding M2′s Annual Open House and Bar-B-Q
For the past 15 years, M2 has hosted an Annual Open House and Bar-B-Q. We greatly appreciate all of the support shown each year as the event grows in popularity and enjoy seeing our friends, who we’ve come to regard as extended family.
Regrettably, schedule and production commitments prevent us from putting on an open house this year.
We realize that many look forward to this event each year. We’ll truly miss putting on the event, and most of all, getting to see our friends in the amateur radio community. We at M2 thank you for your understanding.
by: Matt Goodwin KG6YLJ
January 4, 2014
January 4, 2014 Transmitter Hunt Recap
Hiding in Plain Sight
Jan 4 T-Hunt Group
On Saturday January 04, 2014 the Central Valley T-hunters got together for the first hunt of 2014. We had a great time. The hunt got underway at about 1015 in the morning from Letterman Park in Clovis. Matt KG6YLJ and Greg KG6YZN were the fox.
The 2014 Madera VE Team amateur radio license exam schedule:
- January 18
- April 26
- July 19
- October 18
Sponsor: Madera County Amateur Radio Club / Madera VE Team
Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Richard Weis AG6IZ (559) 718-5367
Richard Smith WD6FF (559) 232-1114
January 3, 2014
The CARP 2014 Board of Directors Election was held at the CARP Annual Business Meeting on Friday January 3, 2014 at the ClovisSeniorCenter. With a quorum present the following members have been re-elected to the 2014-2015 term as Directors of the CARP Board of Directors:
- Laura Mavis – KI6KRT
- Mike Cederquist – KD6LDA
- Lou Dansby – KD6WAW
CARP Transmitter Hunt Saturday January 4, 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
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
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.