Well that’s a good start…. 5 days into the New Year and I’m already falling behind so…
LETS GET STARTED
2022 was a great year for me at least ham radio wise. Thanks to the Parks on the Air (POTA) program I was able to make over 5000 confirmed QSO’s this year.
I also managed to contact and get confirmed with a Park every Day to successfully complete the “Bailey- Sprott Challenge”.
This was a lot harder than expected and I would like to thank my family for being understanding….
At the end of November there was 24 of us still in the running and although my logs show I have completed the challenge we all are still awaiting official results from the POTA Team.
Not sure at this time what 2023 will bring…. I do know it will be fun…. As Liz and I get older the thoughts of moving to an apartment (top floor with a balcony please)
are gaining favour with us. The stairs are become more and more of a chore…. With the band conditions getting better I could make do with a portable antenna (thinking a Magnetic Loop) on the balcony so I would not have to give up the hobby or be banished to the local repeaters on VHF/UHF. I guess a lot of its depends on how high the top floor is…
If I was to say that this year I want to operate more portable I would be telling the truth… But if I said that this year I will be operating more portable I might be misleading you.
No matter how light they make the equipment the weight of a QRP station combined with a lawnchair and a small camping table make it it a bit much to entice me to operate outdoors….
For now its going to be from the relative comfort of the shack (wherever that might be) till we get life figured out
Hoping you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year with logs of Rare DX.