2014 QSO A Day Challenge–50% Complete

I’m late in getting this update published.  I was on vacation (staycation at home) as June ended and July began.  This past week was my first week back and I was swamped at work.  But all is on track and I’ve completed at least one QSO each and every day in 2014 and the challenge is well over 50% complete. 

In addition, to keeping my QSO per day streak alive…I’ve also managed to add at least one new DX entity each month in 2014.  June was no exception with the addition of Saint Lucia.   This makes 10 new DX entities added to my log this year. 

As I started with my May update, my progress in the 2014 ARRL Centennial QSO Party continues to progress.   The numbers below are as of mid July.

Centennial Points Score:  9,049

Total QSO’s:  1,539

Rank (All): 1,230

Rank (Colorado): 14th



The QSO breakdown for June is as follows:

Mode  Number QSO’s

JT65 20

JT9 32

SSB 538

PSK31 0

MFSK16 0


2m FM 0

Additional notes of interest:

DX Stations Worked in June – 44

New DX Entities in June – 1

New DX Entities for 2014 – 10

Total QSO’s for June – 590

Total QSO’s for 2014 – 2,234

Total consecutive QSO days – 181

Days left in 2014 – 184

Until next time…

73 de KDØBIK

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].

3 Responses to “2014 QSO A Day Challenge–50% Complete”

  • KD8AFH Ron:

    very cool Jerry! Fantastic work.

    Looks like my QRP activities are on hold for a short time, as my grandson accidently knocked over my MP-1 portable vertical. It will take a month to save up for a new one.


  • Gary Nachman K9JN:

    Keep it up Jerry. I still miss a day here and there. But as you said, gfet back to it and then go for a Q a day. I was QRV as a W1AW/9 station and I have to say, between that and Field Day, I got pretty burnt out. I missed a few days and even had difficulty wanting to work WRTC stations.

    Need a new PARP to get back into the groove.

    No pressure man, as I know that is the last thing I need, too.



  • Scott, W9MBL:

    Ack, Ron! That’s a drag. Sorry to hear about the vertical. I hope the pennies for the replacement add up quickly!

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