I got an E-Mail today from the DNR saying they're holding a sound measurement class this Saturday at Straddleline ORV Park. Chris Real is a rider and does a lot of work for the motorcycle industry. I'd recommend anyone who can, take this class. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a free training on how to measure sound levels from off-road vehicles from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at Straddleline ORV Park, 15015 State Route 8 West, McCleary. Get your own ORV’s sound level measured and learn more about how law enforcement officers test for sound. Class covers: · Sound basics, including definitions, the human hearing mechanism, sound measurement, and comparative sound levels. · Measuring procedures for motorcycles, cars, watercraft, snowmobiles, and property line sound checks. · Off-road vehicles as a noise source including acoustical vanishing distance. · Field sound equipment selection and use, including the sound meter, acoustical field calibrator, and tachometer; spark arrester and muffler inspection. · And more! Instructor is Chris Real, CLS, with DPS Technical Inc. (www.chemhelp.com) Reservations: Space is limited, and reservations are required. Contact Heidi Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-902-1375.