It’s been a fun ride in the amateur radio blogosphere these past few years. I’ve had some good discussions with intelligent people and had fun along the way. I shared ideas, some good and some half-baked. I had some folks believing that the LORAN network was being saved by radio amateurs, organs were going to be harvested from radio amateurs for universal healthcare, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers liked to jam on amateur radio. I analyzed, complained, praised, and ranted, and a lot of you listened. Several of you presented alternate points of view that provoked thought and sometimes changed my opinions.
Unfortunately, I find it increasingly difficult to write about topics that are consistent with the original intent of this blog. As I’ve often mentioned, I wanted to do something different from the normal “I did this today” blog. A lot of folks like to do that, and that’s OK. A blog is what you want it to be, it’s your creation. There’s only so much I can write about regarding what’s broken or can be improved in amateur radio, and writing about it doesn’t really do anything to fix it. Often in this online world we amass an audience that agrees with our viewpoints and opinions, and critical topics on blogs tend to preach to the converted. Those who really need to read such topics aren’t reading blogs.
Rather than have this blog go on a life support system with periodic and annoying “I’ve been really busy” posts as many amateur radio blogs have done, I’m retiring The K3NG Report and have launched another site entitled Radio Artisan which will focus on projects and operating events, mainly outdoors. While technically it’s hosted with WordPress and essentially is a blog format, I’m not treating it as blog so I don’t feel an obligation to post regularly or write about the amateur radio crisis du jour.
See you over at Radio Artisan…
Thanks for reading and 73. Dit dit.