At Dayton this year, I was fortunate enough to spend some time catching up with my friend Brad, WF7T, on life and of course various topics surrounding Amateur Radio. One subject that came up was the importance of keeping blogs up-to-date. Why is it so incredibly hard to do this? I mean it’s supposed to be fun right? My only obligation is to write about stuff I find fun and exciting and make a few funny comments to tie it all together. The idea is that it encourages others to do the same, so we can all learn from each other. So Brad and I challenged each other to get back in the groove of blogging about Amateur Radio projects we’re working on and here is my first attempt post-Dayton. Our original goal was a post per week, but it will probably be every two weeks until I can get in a groove or find some less time consuming subjects to discuss.
Here are a couple drafts I have in the works and I should have one posted by the end of the week.
- Dayton Review
- How I Learned Code
- Yaesu Rotor Controller Repairs and Upgrades
I just finished the rotor controller project and took notes and photos along the way, so that should be nice and juicy. Dayton is quickly slipping away, so we’ll see if it comes to fruition. The code post is a bit selfish as I’ve wanted to write out the steps I took to learn morse code, so I can easily just post a link on the monthly “what’s the best way to learn code?” post I run into on the web.
If you have a stale Amateur Radio (or any) blog out there, I encourage you to join Brad and me in this challenge and let’s start putting some fresh content out there.
73, Matt W1MSW