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Sunspot AR2665 — News to Know

SOLAR FLARE AND RADIO BLACKOUT: Sunspot AR2665 has grown into a behemoth almost as wide as the planet Jupiter: movie. Stretching more than 125,000 km from end to end and containing dozens of dark cores, the active region is an now easy target for backyard...


As of 28 Jun 2017, GEARS has a new mailing address: GEARS PO Box 202 Chico, CA 95927-0202 Please direct all correspondence to PO Box 202

Website Technical Issue v20170528

WordPress’ recent update (v4.7.5; 18 May 2017) seems to have introduced a bug in the “Feedback Notification System.” Prior to the v4.7.5 update, Feedback and Comment postings were automagically Emailed to your Kindly ‘Ole Volunteer Webmaster when posted....


What a month our area has seen this past month. A big thank you to our Butte County ARES Emergency Coordinator Dale Anderson, KK6EVX and others who gave of their time and talents during the Oroville Dam evacuation incident. There was a shortage of operators, so this...

GEARS Pilots Online Payments via Paypal

GEARS is pleased to announce a new convenience for our members. Online payments via PayPal are now accepted (e.g., Dues, Donations, etc.) under a pilot program. Before making this feature widely available, the Payment Pilot Program will run for several weeks to ensure...

Let’s work together

We are committed to serving our communities, and welcome new opportunities to do so. We are available to–and frequently–provide radio communication support for community activities such as: bike races, charity walks, and other local and regional public events.