Yeah, this is a week late, but I saw a tweet (above) that jokes about how many resolutions are broken, so I figure I should start late and think about this a bit and ultimately post it a week after New Year's Day so I can think about this.

This year I want to do the following (in no particular order):

  • Use some of the digital modes like PSK
  • Activate at least 4 parks in POTA
  • Work at least 4 SOTA activations
  • Get at least 15% of the way to a DXCC
  • Get my WAS
  • Work at least 10 special event stations (this may be something like 13 Colonies or Route 66, which sounded like a lot of fun as I heard guys spot them on our local repeater)
  • Help with at least 3 volunteer events through CARES (Clermont
  • Be more active on the Ham Twit Net and find another net to be active on (not including WARN, although I will be active on WARN)
  • Learn CW
  • Build a portable multi-band antenna
  • Post at least one video per month on using Linux apps in the ham shack

I'm going to look for a goal tracking website/app/something that I can update periodically (monthly, perhaps) and hang on my site.  I'll update this post when I do that.

Think I should include something else?  Words of wisdom?  Think 15% to DXCC (which for me is 12 more DX stations) is too wussy?  Leave me a comment!

-73-


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2 Responses to My New Year's Ham Radio Resolutions

  1. Jeff, KE9V says:

    Forget the 15% - go for it all!

    Spend 10 hours in two large International contests and you will very likely have a 100 in the log.

    Good luck!

    73, Jeff KE9V

    • ac8jo says:

      I knew someone would say that! I'll try getting on an international contest like you said and see if I can do it all. I'm stuck on 10 and 15 for now due to antenna issues, but hopefully with this warm and not as rainy weather we've been having I'll be able to get outside and get the antenna straightened up for 20, 40, and 75 meters.

      73 from AC8JO

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