Well it’s another new year, and like other blogs, and myself at the start of a new year I feel compelled to write a post with my thoughts for 2009.
So I already have some plans for the coming year.
Firstly in the next few days I should have my new USA Technician Callsign. I will then apply for a Vanity call as I know which one I want.
I am saving some money in the form of Thomas Cook vouchers so I can hopefully get to Dayton in May. Adam WY4N has offered to pay for the hotel room (and his guests help with a small monetary donation, which is cool to me). Also need to save some spending money.
In the next few days I should be getting my newly purchased Yaesu FT-817. OK, it’s only 5w, but if at the time years ago I couldn’t have afforded the FT-897 I would have got the FT-817. I guess I have always wanted one.
Now, D-Star??? I was thinking about getting a D-Star radio, but as it’s still in it’s infancy I will leave this technology for now. Maybe later in the year I might look at this again, but for now D-Star is not for me.
Finally before I go some websites I am working on or am hosting, please check em out:-
- www.10metre.net Site for Home Counties 10 metre UK Net
- www.hamradioforum.net It’s a Ham Radio Forum
- www.hamtests.co.uk Our Award Winning UK Ham Radio mock test site
- www.hamtests.net Our new USA Ham Radio practice test site (launching soon)
- www.dxanywhere.com be informed of that elusive DX you need anywhere you are
- www.lidmag.com So bad, it’s good
And many more!
Have a Happy new Year, and keep reading.