Author Archives: Tom

About Tom

Tom has worked with conservation districts since 1992, managing district operations and providing statewide help on governance, technology, and accountability issues. He has been a board director of a state association of conservation districts and the president of a statewide employee's association. Tom currently serves as the Executive Director of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts. Tom also enjoys sailing and is a licensed amateur radio operator.

FOR SALE: Marine Radio – Standard Horizon HX230S

MARINE HANDHELD RADIO, STANDARD HORIZON HX230S. Needs a battery, works fine on 12 VDC, cable included with Anderson Power pole. Printed manual & on CD. No box. $20. Contact K7WG for more information. Please be sure to read the disclaimer … Continue reading

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Repeater Roundabout This Coming Weekend!

Sponsored by the Puget Sound Repeater Group, the Repeater Roundabout is a rare opportunity to work many repeaters in the Puget Sound region. While this is a contest, it may be the most relaxed, casual contest you’ve ever participated in! … Continue reading

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My First Try at POTA

I learned some valuable lessons yesterday as I sought to activate my first park through Parks On The Air, or POTA. I gathered up my radio gear and headed out, not knowing whether I would actually make it to Potlatch … Continue reading

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General License Class Starts April 26

David Brooks, N7HT, will be teaching a General License Class starting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 7 to 9 pm at the Department of Emergency Management Office located 100 Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA. 98584. The class will be … Continue reading

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New Technician Class starts September 28th

Dave Brooks will be teaching a Technician Class beginning Tuesday, September 28th and continue through the end of November. The class times are 7 to 9 pm at the Department of Emergency Management Office, 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, … Continue reading

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