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Losing the signal: my struggle with radioamateur motivation

Dear fellow radio enthusiasts,

I hope this post finds you well. Today, I want to share something personal that I’ve been experiencing lately. Despite my passion for amateur radio, I’ve found myself struggling to maintain the same level of enthusiasm I once had.

Several times each week, I switch on my rigs, scan the HF and VHF bands, listen to the chatter and the digital modes, but I don’t feel the spark I used to. After a while, I switch everything off, feeling a bit disheartened.

I’ve been pondering over this loss of motivation and wondering what might reignite my interest. Is it just a phase, or is there something more to it? Have any of you experienced something similar?

I’m reaching out to you, my fellow radioamateurs, for advice and support. What do you do when the excitement fades? How do you keep your passion alive?

I would love to hear your thoughts, experiences, and any suggestions you might have. Please share in the comments in the Fediverse.

Thank you for reading, and I look forward to your responses.


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