2012 Challenge–One Quarter to Go

As the subject line reads, I’ve reached the final quarter of 2012 in my 2012 Challenge of having at least one QSO per day.  This update is for the month of September.

September was a busy month for me with a total of 346 QSO’s.  This surge in QSO numbers is of course due to my participation in the Colorado QSO Party.  I also spent a great deal of time organizing the new ham shack and even found time to attempt and successfully activate my sixth SOTA summit.

While it was looking grim on adding a new DXCC entity in September, Uruguay entered the logbook on 28 September to keep my streak alive of also adding at least one new DXCC each month in 2012.   I also had a fairly active month in working DX with 18 QSO’s logged. 



The QSO breakdown for September is as follows:

Number QSO’s




2m FM  

Additional notes of interest:

DX Stations Worked in September – 18

New DX Entities in September – 1

Total QSO’s for 2012 – 1283

Total consecutive QSO days – 274

Days left in 2012 – 92

Until next time…

73 de KD0BIK

Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Colorado, USA. He is the host of the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast. Contact him at [email protected].

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