Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Two years of blogging............

It's hard to believe that I have been blogging for 2 years now!! I have had a great time learning about the hobby from other bloggers. I have been able to expose myself to new areas of ham radio. It's because of blogging I have dipped my toes into QRPp very low power operations. I was able to make a 45,686 miles per watt contact earlier this year. I have somewhat moved away from Windows as my only OS and invited Linux into the mix. That has turned out very well although it's been learning curve but a refreshing challenge. Also with reading many posts about outdoor QRP operations I have also started to do the same, operating from parks in the area as well as my car when the weather is not so inviting. I have taken on the challenge of the ARRL Jubilee award and hoping to complete it (as you only have one year to complete it) and doing it with QRP power.

Once again it is the readers time to give me some input......
What they would like to see more (or less) in the blog?
How is the flow of the blog?
Are there topics you enjoy more than others in the blog?
How is the setup of the blog sit with you?
Finally any other input you would like to add don't hold back let me know!


  1. Mike, you have a fine blog. All blogs reflect the interests and aspirations of each individual writer. And,so does yours,as it should. Rarely a days passes when I don't read yours. I expect to continue doing so. Good luck and stay at the keyboard.

  2. Hi Mike, congrats with your 2 years of blogging. I like your blog, I read most every posting you put on your blog. What I like is the personal interactivity. I like the small blog community we have here. Keep it up, Mike. 73 Paul

  3. Mike,

    I think that most blogs reflect the learning nature of ham radio and yours is no exception. I have learnt so much from reading other people blogs and websites that I wouldn't have ever done so keep up the good work.

    I read your posts through google reader integrated with Outlook so they pop up every time there is a new one and that works fine for me.

    Alex, g7kse

  4. Congratulations for passing the 2 year mark. You really got a great blog, I'm a reader from the start 2 years ago. We never spoke each other on the radio but yet it is like we meet regulary.
    Just like Paul I like some personal interactivity. And I like the way you explain bottlenecks in the (QRP) kits you built. 73, Bas

  5. You are doing a fine job. Carry on as you are.

    Julian, G4ILO

  6. Congrats on the two years service to our hobby. Keep up the good work...

    73bob VA3QV

  7. Mike, great to see you have notched up another year on the engine!! Keep it going. It's a great way to let everyone know about your hobby, while we all learn from each other at the same time.

    Best wishes from Ireland and here's looking forward to another two years!! (at the very least!)

    73 de EI2KC Anthony

  8. Thanks everyone for your feedback and kind words...I will just keep going in the same manner. BUT...if there is anything you would like to see added or expanded on....or removed do email.
    Thanks again and BLOG ON!!!