2021 was a busy year for me, “hike mountain, work radio”, also known as Summit On The Air (SOTA). I generally start out the year with some goals in mind. For 2021, my goal was to NOT exceed my 2020 stats for summits and points. I felt trying to do that would take some of the joy out of the SOTA for me since 2020 was a huge year. In 2020 I was working to get to 1,000 points and the associated mountain goat award, so I had “goat fever”. This year I just wanted to stay above the 2019 stats for summits, points, miles, elevation gain and first activations. I also wanted to build at-least one radio and an antenna, play with JS8call and improve my CW copy speed. So how did I do?
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Let’s start with the stats: