This is our catch-all page were you will find additional material that didn't neatly fit in the previous brief summaries.

THANK YOU DONORS!
We are very thankful for the generosity of the community in making the public service radio staton a reality. A great many individuals and organizations donated the thousands of dollars required to purchase and install the gear. Others donated their time, their talents, supplies and use of specialty equipment to assemble the gear, erect the antenna and get everything running and tuned. To all of you, our most sincere thanks!

HAM LICENSE TESTING
Periodically a small group of designated Volunteer Examiners holds local examination sessions for those who wish to become amateur radio operators or upgrade their license. The next scheduled session is June 15, 2024, 10:00 am to noon at the Chester Elks Club. Participants must be pre-registered (no walk ins allowed). To register or for additional information, contact Bud Wasson (AJ6PA) at bud.aj6pa@yahoo.com . Additional preparation material may be found at http://www.arrl.org/getting-licensed as well as https://www.fcc.gov/new-users-guide-getting-started-universal-licensing-system-uls .

LOCAL INFO RESOURCES
Life in the rural mountains often involves activities or travels that can be influenced by the weather and resulting road conditions. This is especially true in winter when snow and ice can produce both challenges and safety concerns. So here are a couple of authoritative information resources that may help residents and visitors alike:
- Weather information can be obtained from the Sacramento office of the National Weather Service using their website at
https://www.weather.gov/sto/ .
Their homepage provides a broad overview but you can quickly obtain local details by entering "Chester, CA" in the text box at the upper left of the page. You will then be presented with both current and forecast conditions for that location.
- Highway conditions are found on a CalTrans website at
https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov .
The "options" menu found at the upper left allows you to select which kinds of topics you would like displayed on the map. Small icons will then appear on the map at the locations of incidents, road closures, chain controls, highway cameras and so forth. Clicking on an icon will bring up further detail, and in the case of the highway cams, a view of current road conditions at that location. And yes, we do have a couple of local cameras: one at the intersection of Hwy 36 and Hwy 89 just west of Chester, and another east of town at the intersection of Hwy 36 and County Road A13.

SNOW REPORTS
January snowfall total was 23 inches on the west shore. February brought 34 inches, and March produced another 31 inches.

GALLERY
Here is a view of Lake Almanor from the south, looking at the tip of the peninsula, on a cloudy spring morning:


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