With the new year I’ve decided to document some of my 2017 ham radio goals/resolutions.

  • Finish learning CW by being able to RX by ear. I can send okay at this point, but I really can’t hear it yet.
  • Make at least 50 CW contacts this year. Last year I made 6 CW contacts. I feel like I can hit 50 this year. I’ve already got 2!
  • Participate in at least 5 contests. While I only made 7 contacts in the ARRL RTTY Roundup, I submitted my logs! I plan on working Winter Field Day. This doesn’t include Field Day with the club.
  • Operate QRP some, out in the field. We’ve got some nice state parks in Texas, might as well get out and operate in a few. Maybe I should even do the TXSPOTA contest.

I don’t think these are lofty and there aren’t too many so plenty doable.