Why is goal setting important? Goal setting if for nothing else is direction and purpose. We enjoyed a lively #hamr discussion on Twitter this weekend regarding personal goals. Some operators will continue building equipment, add new modes of transmission, or return to the airwaves.
The focus is advancement of radio as an art and owning goals is an important component in this process.
In addition, significant competition for our attention span is underway and Read Write Web ran an authoritative article, The Attention Economy: An Overview (link). Attention principles and concepts are driven by new media propagated through the Internet.
Are we fully engaged as a group of concerned operators whose future relies on the overall success of ham radio?
My on-going goal is to reach as many ham radio enthusiasts as possible. The medium is my blog and future newsletter, currently, one can either subscribe via really simple syndication (RSS) or email routed through FeedBurner.
Please share my URL with others through this year because I'm competing for attention in the attention economy.
2010 Ham Radio Goal(s).
- Build K6MM's "The No Excuses 160m Antenna" by the end of February. I'm purchasing PVC sections later this morning at our local hardware store in Pismo Beach.
- Build 15M and 20M mini yagi(s) based on "KJ5VW 20 Meter Mini Yagi" design by the end of July for ContestPeditions within our local area.
- Initiate construction of single operator 2 radio (SO2R) station by the end of December. I want to discover if SO2R is possible within a confined space arrangement.
- Launch Project Amateur Radio Operator Club (AROC) in the Five Cities area. Our mission is operate, operate, operate while promoting the advancement of radio as an art. Admittedly, thanks to Ric, K6VVA, I'm beginning the process of finding an abandoned AM station in our local area. His ContestPedition to KMFO is a stellar seed idea for those considering operating locations. My closure month is December.
- Subtract 250 hours from my 10000 Hour RadioSport Challenge by the end of December.
What are your goals for 2010? I'd like to hear about them and we can help each other remain accountable through the year.
73 from the shackadelic on the beach.