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Amateur radio goals for 2024 and a 2023 retrospective

These are my goals for 2024

  • Continue to improve my home shack
    • Improve my antenna; get something that works for 40 meters
  • Activate a park for POTA using CW only
  • Operate in Canada
  • Do a summits on the air (SOTA) activation

2023 retrospective of my radio activities

This time last year I wrote a journal entry listing my goals in the amateur radio hobby for 2023. For the most part, I accomplished all of the goals I wrote down and more.

Highlights for 2023 were activating my first park and my first CW QSO.

Here’s a map of my North American contacts for 2023 North American Radio Contacts for W1YTQ, 2023

Here’s a map of my South American contacts for 2023 South American Radio Contacts for W1YTQ, 2023

Here’s a map of my European and North African contacts for 2023 European and North African Radio Contacts for W1YTQ, 2023

Some 2023 radio activities that I didn’t list as goals were learning about APRS and teaching Radio Merit Badge.

My amateur radio goals for 2023

These are my goals for 2023.

  • Activate a park for POTA
  • First CW QSO
  • First trans-atlantic QSO
  • Improve home shack
    • Add a real passthrough with lightning protection
    • Add proper grounding
    • Install a permanent, resonant antenna