And so my everyday streak comes to an end.
Yesterday was one of those days at work where you just want to dig a hole, jump in and pull the hole in after yourself. And unfortunately, due to the wonderful world of cell phones and Blackberrys, it didn’t end once I got home.
Needless to say, when all finally calmed down around 10:30 or so, I didn’t feel like getting on the radio. All I wanted to do was go to bed. And I did.
I tried raising V31JZ on 30 Meters tonight, after coming home from a slightly better day at work; but I could not bust through the pileup before the witching hour came and 0000 UTC occurred. So February 9th, 2012 goes QSOless.
So, what do I do? Pick myself up, dust myself off and start anew. This is one of those years, where if I still make a QSO for every day for the rest of the year, I can still honestly claim that I made a QSO for 365 days of 2012.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!
Larry, I too am attempting QSO365 (k4wk.wordpress.com) but I have a modified the rule to say “an HF qso a day everyday I am home.” This is necessary for me as I travel overnight sometimes on business or pleasure and don’t have a portable HF rig. With that proviso in effect, I have made my qso365 so far but sorry you missed one of yours.
I run 100w normally so if you are doing it qrp, I tip my hat to you and will gladly grant you a “Mulligan!”
73, Wayne @k4wk on twitter
Make 2 QSO’s tomorrow! The 365 doesn’t have to be one on each day, It can be a rate, of 1 per day. So if you’re sick, or away, just make up for it.
Noble a goal as you set for yourself, sometimes life happens!
Ernest and Wayne,
Thanks for the words of encouragement. The plan was to make a QSO a day in order to get on the air more. Even missing a day, my QSO tally compared to last year at this time is way ahead. So it is working!
Vy 73 to you both,
Wayne, take an HT with you and do a random 2m repeater QSO. It would be good for the hobby and you might be surprised how interesting the “roving” QSOs can get.
And for Q365.. I wish.. I wish.. I wish.. I was in a position to do that. I’ve not been on HF literally in 9 months now and it stinks.
Larry– Keep up the good work. You know what? When you do two Q’s in one day instead, count it. Life is short.