Bucket List

Amateur radio offers an unlimited number of paths to explore, learn, and master.  For most of us it could very well take several lifetimes to fully explore it all.  Just listing out some of the variables is enough to make one's head spin.  There are antennas (theory and construction), modes, bands, DX contacts, awards, electronics, physics, radio wave propagation, atmospheric science, emergency communication, radio related law, safety, contests, field day, test equipment, transmitters, receivers, transceivers, direction finding, computers, ....  and on and on. 

However, as the saying goes, "life is short and then you SK", which is a humorous way of reminding ourselves that our time is finite and we need to make the most of every day.

In the spirit of making the most of our remaining days, we have compiled a personal "bucket list" of the things we would like to do in amateur radio before we are a silent key.  In no particular order and subject to change:
  • Help people earn their amateur radio license
  • Teach a radio merit badge course
  • Complete a moon bounce contact
  • Complete contacts via satellite
  • Earn the 5 band WAS award
  • Earn the DXCC Challenge award
  • Earn the CQ WPX Honor Role award
  • Join a DX Expedition to a really rare location
  • Build and use homebrew antennas and radio gear
  • Add an amp to the shack
  • Work from as many mountain tops, islands, and other exotic locals as possible
  • Make friends and leave the world a better place

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