A 2020 update

 Yes, I know. It's been a while since I posted, just under a year. Unfortunately, as we all know, 2020 is not a normal year. 

Aside from attending the amateur radio training session for the 2020 Boston Marathon, the Marathon was delayed until September and ultimately cancelled and replaced with a virtual event. The same goes for the 2020 Head of the Charles Regatta. 

I was planning on going to my first Hamvention, but that too was cancelled. As was the May and October editions of NEAR-Fest. My last hope for some ham action was the Northeast HamXposition, but alas, it was also cancelled. As have all the monthly MIT Fleas for the year.

It's not all bad though, we've still had NSRA meetings via Zoom and continued them into summer, which usually is a break period for the club. Also, there have been virtual ham expos and fests online, such as the QSO Today Ham Expo and the HamXposition is going virtual too.

I just recently got back from a 3 month work deployment on Nantucket, I didn't really use their repeater much to do be being busy with work and mic shyness, but it was good nonetheless, and I did do alot of shortwave listening while I was there. I did manage to check in the NSRA's Sunday Night Net via Echolink a lot.

Now that I got back home, I turned my virtual scanner back on, which I've migrated to a Raspberry Pi 4 because of Wi-Fi issues with the Lenovo ThinkCentre. 

But that's been my year in ham and radio in general in a nutshell.


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