Truth is, I’ve had so much going on during the latter half of December, I hadn’t stopped to think about 2024 goals.
This morning, with a cup of coffee fueling my brain cells, I came up with a few ideas.
Here are the goals I’ve pieced together for 2024:
- Complete a CW satellite contact
- Complete a POTA activation using FT8
- Add 20 more parks to the number of unique POTA sites I’ve activated
- Add 5 new summits to the number of unique SOTA summits I’ve activated
- Update: One more…build that QCX+ a good friend Bob gave me, then put it on the air!
Out of these goals, I think the second, completing an FT8 POTA activation, will be the easiest. I’m mainly making it a goal for 2024 so that I actually carry through with doing it.
The CW satellite contact? I’ve got the gear to do it now, I believe, but this will take me well outside of my comfort zone. That’s a good ting. Making it a goal for 2024 will encourage me to bite the bullet.
The last two POTA and SOTA goals will actually be the toughest for me simply because we haven’t ironed out our travel plans for 2024 as of today. Funny part is I know some leaderboard POTA and SOTA activators that would knock these goals out in the month of January without breaking a sweat!
I’ve activated all of the low-hanging POTA fruit around my QTH (with three exceptions) so any new unique parks will be further afield and more easily achieved if we take some family road trips.
I’ve many more SOTA summits to hit here in North Carolina alone, but again, so much depends on my available free time.