AA6PM was an active member of CARS for many years. He served as president. He was often heard on the repeater and was always friendly with all, technician, general, advanced, or extra.
He maintained his own repeater for several years and everyone was welcome to use it.
He maintained friendships with hams after they moved away from the area. He would arrange for nets with hams that had moved and announce the time and frequency on the CARS net so everyone wishing to could take part in the net.
Last Monday on the net it was announced that AA6PM was now a silent key. The hams that knew Tom then told stories that they remembered about Tom. The Arnold hams told of riding with him down to the monthly club meetings. They said he loved to tell stories and they said it was such a fun time.
Tom will be missed.
Jim Clark, KO6HV
The Calaveras Amateur Radio Society
Thanks to K6LT for the great picture of Tom!