2012 Challenge – QSO A Day–Month Two Update

Just as I did last month, I want to briefly provide an update on my 2012 Challenge.  My 2012 challenge is a QSO a day for each day in the calendar year.  I’m officially two months in and still successful. 

I wouldn’t say this is proving to be a difficult project.  But I do have a lot going on both in the hobby of amateur radio and outside.  As I’ve recently discussed in my blog, I’m kicking the new basement ham shack, podcast studio, home office and just general man-cave project into high gear.  After working for 8 hours hanging sheetrock, I really just want to crash…but I also want to get that contact in.  In one example, the contact was a new DX entity of Canary Island.  So I suppose it was very much worth it and I’ve gotta admit the excitement caused the aching bones to feel better.   

My QSO count for the month of February was significantly lower than in January by almost half.  While I chased a few special event stations, I didn’t do any contesting during the month and that shows in my totals.  But of course the 2012 challenge is a QSO a Day.

The breakdown is as follows: 

Mode Number QSO’s
JT65 76
PSK 4
SSB 31

Additional notes of interest:

DX Stations Worked – 3

New DX Entities – 1

Total QSO’s for 2012 – 316

Total consecutive QSO days – 60

Days left in 2012 – 306

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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