First Quarter in the books

My quest for a QSO a Day in 2014 is going well.  The first quarter is complete and by far March was my best month in the shack.  I also continued my streak of adding at least one new DX entity to my logbook each month with March receiving two.  During the CQ WPX contest I managed to add Ceuta & Melilla and Balearic Is.   I’ll be honest…I had to look both of these up on the map.   But that’s the fun of amateur radio.

I’ve started April off on the right foot with getting W1AW/1 (Vermont) and W1AW/0 (Iowa) in the logbook.  I must also admit that I’m slightly behind on the ARRL Centennial QSO Party.  I’m currently sitting at four worked including Texas, Georgia, Iowa and Vermont.  Just 46 more to go…..


The QSO breakdown for March is as follows:

Number QSO’s





2m FM

Additional notes of interest:

DX Stations Worked in March – 22

New DX Entities in March – 2

Total QSO’s for March – 109

Total QSO’s for 2014 – 219

Total consecutive QSO days – 90

Days left in 2014 – 331

Until next time…

73 de KD0BIK (Jerry)

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

One Response to “First Quarter in the books”

  • John N8ZYA:

    Great goals…both of them! Good luck and wish you success for many more months to come.

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