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POTA EVENT APRIL 27, 2024

The next GARS POTA Event will Be April 27, 2024 At The Colusa -Sacramento River State Recreation Area In Colusa CA.

We are planning to BBQ Burgers and possibly some Sausages as well as activate this park it should be a really good time for the group and any guests that wish to attend we welcome all amateurs and the general public to attend the purpose of POTA is twofold. First is to get amateur radio operators outside operating in less than ideal conditions as well as to bring public attention to amateur radio and the many different aspects of the amateur radio hobby and to also bring awareness to amateur radio operators of parks they may not be aware of.

We plan to start at 11 AM and we may take a little longer this day due to having lunch added to the event.

The group would like an approximate head count of attendees for lunch.


March 2024 POTA Wrap Up

A big thanks to all who came out for the GARS March POTA on March 17th, 2024. Early numbers are in and we made 55 contacts total with the winner being Chris who got 18 of those. 🙂

Chris: 18
Jeramie: 17
Dennis: 12
Ryan: 10

I understand the press even showed up!

Thanks to Mike (KF6OBI) for snapping a few shots too, all added to the photo gallery.

Summer Field Day Location Update
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After some discussion, it looks like we’re going to be doing GARS Summer Field Day 2024 at Squaw Camp in western Glenn County. Make sure you put the date in your calendar. This year we’ll have Smitty’s Tri Tip BBQ on Friday night and much much much more… JUNE 21st through the 23rd.

 



Wildflower Century Bike Ride | April 27-28

It’s that time of the year – The Wildflower Century Bike Ride! The event will be on Sunday April 28th. GEARS will be supporting the event however they’re looking for volunteers to be stationed along the bike route.

The Chico Velo Team is also in need of amateur radio operators with vehicles (and mobile APRS capable rigs) to be “Supply and Gear” (SAG) vehicles. These volunteers should have a vehicle large enough to carry a bike and a rider. There are usually two of these vehicles running all day (pretty much 10 – 11 hours). GEARS is looking for 3 or 4 volunteers so they can limit duties to 5 or 6 hours each. Velo has offered gas gift cards for volunteers in these positions.

This is a fun way to help out with a wonderful community event and share our unique talents. There is also a t-shirt and meal offered to all volunteers.

Click here to see the locations that require support. If you find a location and time that works for you, use the form below to contact Kathy Favor at GEARS or call her at (530) 864-2742



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