2013 #hamr GOALS

First, I want to thank you for supporting and encouraging my efforts through the years because I wouldn’t have made it this far without all of you!

Presently, I’m listening to Outlands composed by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo founding member of the French house music duo Daft Punk. The cut is digitally delivered from the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. It is both motivational and inspirational as a year concludes and a future of limitless possibilities opens.

Jeremy Dean wrote a 10 Step Guide for Making Your New Year’s Resolution in PsyBlog and his guide is a good schematic for realizing my goals. Dean’s first recommendation is, “for big results, think small.”

My first goal is to continue experiencing ham radio in the great outdoors. I’d like to visit several locations within our county and, now, with everything in place there are no more excuses. I’m striving for my peak experience on an island in the Santa Barbara channel for later in the new year.

My second goal is to experience at least one digital mode. The 21st Century is here and it ain’t going nowhere. My most likely mode is PSK31 or RTTY for hardware and output requirements. It is time for me to join 21st Century ham radio because digital modes continue attracting #hamr innovation.

My third goal is to complete a project started earlier in the year. I own a KLM KT34A four element tri-bander and the antenna is waiting for me like a good teacher. One of the best methods at learning is hands-on experience and I want learn inside this practical classroom. Likewise, there is a 55 foot crank up tower patiently waiting for attention.

What are my impediments? Where is the monster under the bed?

I posted the movie trailer After Earth because Will Smith said, “…[I]f we are going to survive this then you must realize that fear is not real. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real but fear is a choice. Do you know where we are?

There is much more and that experience is waiting.

Going beyond the shack door and Happy New Year! 

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