Washington, D.C.  20549

                                      FORM 8-K

                       OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):        December 13, 2004

Exact Name of Registrant as
  Specified in Its Charter:                  CALAMP CORP.

          DELAWARE                        0-12182              95-3647070
 _____________________________          ____________         _____________
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Address of Principal Executive Offices:     1401 N. Rice Avenue
                                            Oxnard, CA 93030
Registrant's Telephone Number, Including
 Area Code:                                    (805) 987-9000

Former Name or Former Address, 
 if Changed Since Last Report:                    Not applicable 

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Item 1.01   Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement 
     Effective December 13, 2004, Steven A. L'Heureux became President of 
CalAmp Corp.'s Solutions Division (discussed in Item 5.02 below).  Pursuant 
to an employment letter agreement between Mr. L'Heureux and the Company, Mr. 
L'Heureux will receive a starting annual base salary of $235,000 and he will 
be eligible to receive a discretionary bonus for the fiscal year ending 
February 28, 2005 and a bonus payment of up to 60% of his base salary for the 
fiscal year ending February 28, 2006.  Payment of any bonus will be dependent 
on meeting specific performance objectives.  He also received 100,000 non-
qualified stock options under the Company's 2004 Stock Incentive Plan. He is 
also entitled to a relocation allowance of up to $25,000, use of a company 
leased apartment for up to nine months and reimbursement of real estate 
broker fees of up to $100,000. 

Item 5.02   Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of 
Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

     Effective December 13, 2004, the Company appointed Steven A. L'Heureux 
as President of the Company's Solutions Division.  See Item 1.01 above 
regarding the description of the material terms of the Company's employment 
letter agreement with Mr. L'Heureux.  

     Before joining CalAmp, Mr. L'Heureux, 48, was the President of the 
Automation Solutions Group at Encoda Systems, Inc., an enterprise software 
solutions provider to the media industry, from 2003 to 2004.  From 1999 to 
2003, Mr. L'Heureux served as President of Odetics Broadcast, a subsidiary of 
Odetics, Inc., a supplier of equipment for the television broadcast, video 
security, telecommunications, and transportation safety industries.

     The Company's press release issued December 13, 2004 announcing this 
appointment is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. 

Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits

     (c)  Exhibits

          Exhibit 99.1 Press release issued December 13, 2004.  


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as 
amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be filed on its 
behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       CALAMP CORP.

     December 17, 2004	           By:   /s/ Richard K. Vitelle	
    _________________                  _________________________
          Date                          Richard K. Vitelle,
                                        Vice President-Finance 
                                        (Principal Financial Officer)