Looking back and looking ahead.

 Well here we are again.......finishing off my second year in the Maritimes. It may sound a bit odd, but it seems it has taken just over a year and a half to get used to retirement. I am finally starting to settle into somewhat of a routine. It's been another year of COVID, but I am singing to the choir with this one as we are all well aware of this. Julie and I are fully vaccinated and bootered up and up to this point have managed to avoid COVID. 

As for things radio you can see, and I am happy about my 2021 operating chart from Club log. Not that I have any issues with FT8 or any digi mode, but my goal was to do less of it and more CW operating. There were fewer contacts for 2021 compared to 2020, but I feel that is due to fewer FT8 contacts in 2021.  With FT8 in no time you can bang off 15-25 contacts. 

The plans for 2022 are simple... keep moving with my CW contesting goal of running in contests and  practicing this art. Everything else is icing on the cake. 
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

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