Happy New Year!Another radio active year has passed. 2016 was a pretty good year as far as my blog involved. My stats doubled since 2015! It’s a shame I moved my blog so many times since 2001, I don’t have stats from the beginning. But hey, the radio hobby is all about experiments.

In 2016 a new rig entered my shack: the Icom IC-7300. Had a lot of fun with it. Now HF is pretty much dead, but there will be new high activity years to come. Later in 2016 another new (new for me) rig entered the shack: the Kenwood TM-742. A long dream came true, I always wanted to have one of these. Two major events in 2016: the Radio Weekend and PA1JIM/AM.

The Radio Weekend was absolutely great for the antenna cart blanche, the new IC-7300 and being around good radio friends. And PA1JIM/AM of course for being a once in a life time experience operating from a Boeing 737 at 11,5 km up in the air. Furthermore I got pretty active on 23cm, which was quite new for me. Although 23cm is local traffic only, I really enjoy being able to are QRV on this band.
Will 2017 the year I finally improve my Morse skills? At least there is another Radio Weekend plannend. I don’t think HF will be much better yet.

Anyway, I want to wish all my readers a very happy 2017! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you keep on reading my posts. Cheers!

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