2014 was a low for my involvement in Amateur Radio. Yes I attended Field Day and a few Hamfests, but my time on air was lower than I can recall. A lot of this comes from who I currently am. As a current senior in High School, I am involved in Band and Broadcasting.
This year, Marching Band took up more time than ever. We had rehearsals twice a week, with competitions every weekend in October along with each home football game. Now that it is over, the time I have available has increased a tad bit.
Broadcasting currently takes up a lot of time, it is practically a part time job. Within my school’s program, I hold two different titles, Sports Producer and Web Director. As a Sports Producer I am in charge of collecting scores from other students in the program and posting it to the website and social media. I also collect beats from students which contain details on goals from the coach and updates on any injuries that may have occurred. As the web director I post almost every broadcast story to the website. This means I keep track of every story and make sure it is posted to the website within a reasonable amount of time. I am also in charge of updating the interactive aspects of the websites. Within this position I also work with students from the newspaper program to make sure I don’t interfere with what they are posting. A lot of this becomes my life even after school is over. You can find what I have been up to this year story wise at josephandrewsbroadcast.wordpress.com.
My goal for 2015 is to become more involved in the hobby again, and bring the #HamTwitNet back to life (Let me know if you would like to be a part of this). I will also continue to be a part of showmeham.info keeping Missouri Amateur operators up to date on anything they need to know. Obviously I have a lot on my from school and a part time job I am about to begin but I hope to follow my goals within the hobby.
Joe Andrews KD0LOS