This blog update on my 2012 Challenge of having at least one QSO per day is late. However, I’m still very much on track and as I post this update, I have less than two weeks to go. Barring the Mayan’s were correct or some other catastrophic issue occur, I should easily coast through the remaining time without a problem.
December is always a busy month for me. My wife and I typically travel down to Texas to visit my family in early December. This year was no exception. I carried my Buddipole, Elecraft KX3 and my laptop and was successful at getting at least one JT65 QSO each day. On the last evening a cold front moved into the area and I had to enlist my darling wife to come and help hold the Buddipole antenna tripod. While I had concerns I might not be successful at getting contacts with this setup, the stress was for not. Band conditions were fine and I managed to work many stations running just 5-10 watts out of the KX3. The picture is my Buddipole setup as a dipole in my grandmothers front yard.
Anyway, enough about December…here are my results for November.
The QSO breakdown for November is as follows:
Additional notes of interest:
DX Stations Worked in November – 3
New DX Entities in November – 0
Total QSO’s for 2012 – 1392
Total consecutive QSO days – 335
Days left in 2012 – 31
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK