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4A Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 Feather River Bulletin Marl Erin Roth Staff Writer eroth@plumasnews.com Ham radio operators have been known to save the day in emergencies over many decades, starting around 1909. Ham radio is the more affectionate name for "Amateur Radio for the purposes of non-commercial transmissions on a specified frequency spectrum." Many people may think of ham radio as a thing of the past, but their use really comes in handy more often than one might think, even in the age of cell phones. Hams can be relied upon in an emergency where cell coverage may be spotty. Cell towers can also become overloaded and as ham radios bypass those" avenues, they can really save the day when saving the day is what is needed. Additionally, local ham radio operators have been making a habit of being on hand during mountain athletic events, including bike rides and marathons. Volunteer ham operators have been instrumental in providing services toward the safety of participants and coordinators at Plumas events such as the Grinduro, Lostand Found, Licensed ham operator Judy Mahan, test. Photos by Marl Erin Roth the Bear Run marathon, Bear Growl Gravel Grinder and more. Hams keep their skills in condition with "Field Days," where members and support crew head off to remote areas to practice and learn how to set up a communication headquarters. Giant antennas are erected supported by heavy lines. Tents and radio amplifiers are all set up and ready to use. Communications with near and far hams solidify that the team is ready if needed. The day serves well to train new members on skills to carry on the tradition for fun and for precaution. It is always good to know who the local ham radio operators are in an emergency. Local ham radio training right, takes her turn talking future happens each spring and fall. Often the classes are held at Plumas County Library with the test following in the afternoon at the same location. Licensed ham operators take turns during the class reading the hundreds of questions to ham "wannabes." Anyone with an interest in ham radio can review the preparation class utilizing online information and practice tests at hamexam.org and qrz.com/hamtest, to name just two of many free resources. The next opportunity to be trained locally is anticipated in the spring after the fin:st ham club meeting of 2019, "probably around April," said Nora Barnum, ham radio club president. ham radio technicians through hundreds of questions that might appear on the upcoming Ham Radio Club President Nora Barnum and ham partner Larry Trotter suffer through one of the toils of being licensed ham operators. They are "stuck" all day at the premium ham site lakeside at Antelope Lake during the recent Bear Growl Gravel Grinder Sept. 15. Signs, websites and to 7:30 p.m at the Quincy opinion pieces have poppedLibrary. Attorney and up to express a range of former prosecutor Jeff views on Measure B, Cunan will serve as Plumas County's land use moderator. The format will ordinance for omram *iab : be:similar to League of cannabis. To help voters : W6 en Voter:events, where understand what they the each side will give an measure, Plumas Action Network is hosting a forum featuring the ballot measure's authors as well as the citizens' working against the measure. The forum will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6 opening statement and then will answer questions submitted by audience members. "Being an informed voter is critical for all of us in Plumas County," said Amber Hughes, a Plumas Action Network member, directly affecting voters. We medical and recreational to grow up to six plants on "Our goal is to put aside want people to come with cannabis into one consistent their property regardless of questions of morality and specific concerns about approach, land use ordinances. judgment and focus on the their neighborhoods and While the state licensingPlumas County banned all land use ordinance itself." how this ordinance will program is comprehensive commercial cannabis Marty Waiters, another change Plumas County and in terms of environmentalactivity in the face of Plumas Action Network its economy." protection, documentationcontroversy over where member, suggested the Legalization of and reporting, and safety, it these activities could take forum after experiencing recreational and medical does not cover the topic of place, including growing many of these events cannabis in California has where cannabis activitiesand distribution of medical throughout Northern already brought a lot of can take place, because marijuana that had California as a candidate for change to communities, cities and counties have previously been allowed. Congress. California's state-level control over land use Recent enforcement of that According to the network, cannabis licensing program regulation in California.ban has led to further "The most effective forums is intended to merge the Nevertheless, the state controversy over the use of are those that get to issues growing and distribution of program allows each person the county's resources. Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday moming by Feather Publishing Co inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fd 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: mail@plumasnews.com Website: plumasnews.com (530) 283-0800. 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"We Live Local, We Shop Local, We Support Local" A Moment Hope! many For questions, please call 530-927-7626, and ask for John. Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship 59 Bell Lane, Quincy J CORRECTION NEWSMAKER In the Sept. 26 issue of this paper, the mission statement for the Plumas Charter School was misquoted. The PCS Board of Directors adopted mission statement is: "To provide a personalized learning environment with a culture of acceptance for a diverse community. We Ethan Skemp graduated with Honors from the University of Nevada, Reno, in chemical engineering with a job already lined up with the Department of the Navy in Southern California. Ethan is a Quincy High School Graduate. encourage the development of compassionate, resilient, life-long learners." 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