One of our own

On April 1, 2024, the ARRL Western Washington Section will have a new
Section Manager. I am pleased to introduce to the section’s
membership, Robert (Bob) M. Purdom, AD7LJ. WWA Section Manager Jim Pace, K7CEX appointed Bob to serve as an Assistant Section Manager on April 15, 2009. The best way to describe him is, he is a ham’s ham. Bob is a
veteran of the United States Air Force and United States Navy. He is a
retired naval officer and telecommunications engineer for the State of
Washington, where he did communications planning, worked on LMR mobiles and base stations, as well as Lahar, Earthquake and Tsunami
alert/warning systems. Bob has been a ham radio operator for 19 years.
He is a life member and very active in the Radio Club of Tacoma and a
member of the Capital Peak Repeater Group. Please join me in welcoming Bob, AD7LJ, as the new Section Manager for the Western Washington

I will become an Assistant Section Manager and working with Bob in
several project areas including membership recruiting, EMCOMM
intra/inter section cooperation, working with the section’s tribal
liaison to develop and implement an EMCOMM support system for our tribal neighbors and other tasks assigned by the section manager.

Thank you for your confidence and trust in allowing me to be the WWA SM
for the past 11 years. I will continue to be a responsible ARRL leader
for the section.

ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: Monte L Simpson, W7FF