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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.

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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Next testing session October 9th

The next amateur radio license testing session (also called a volunteer examiner session, or VE session) will be held on October 9th at 11:00 am at the PUD #3 building. Find more information about VE sessions at https://mc-arc.org/education/monthly-testing/. Please note … Continue reading

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MCARC meeting on October 9th

The Club will meet at the Public Works Building on Saturday, October 9th. COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. Those who have been vaccinated do not have to wear a mask Those who are not vaccinated have to wear a mask. … Continue reading

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