2012 Challenge – Half Way There

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The KD0BIK 2012 Challenge which is at least one QSO per day is still going strong at the half way point.  I guess technically I’m really not to the 50% mark for another day or two, but I’ve completed two full quarters or six consecutive months of a QSO each and every day and I’m dang proud of the accomplishment. 

The month of June started off with a bang with three new DXCC’s logged on 2 June 2012.  These new DXCC’s were Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.  20 meters had been incredible that evening and those three new DXCC entities just seemed to fly into the logbook.  This makes 61 DXCC for me.  I have about 56 or 57 confirmed. 

Of course, the month of June also included ARRL Field Day.  I logged 117 QSO’s just on Field Day weekend as a 1 delta station.  I hope to finish my 2012 Field Day blog update in the next few days.

Once again I’ve  mapped my QSO’s for June.  I’m using a web tool created by K2DSL called ADIF to Map to create the image below.  The first image is the QSO map for June 2012.

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The second QSO map includes all QSO’s for 2012 to date (January – June 2012)

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I must also add that the month of June was a very successful and productive month in working on the new basement ham shack.  I’m late on a blog update and will try to get one completed in the next week.  But essentially, the painting of the walls and ceiling is completed.  I also started on the laminate floor on 30 May.   I’m actually on vacation (or as my wife and I are calling it a staycation) the week of Independence Day (4th of July) and I plan to complete the floor and begin the trim work. 

I also expect delivery of the cabinets.  I ordered desk height cabinets to go underneath my desk and then will have wall cabinets above the operating position.  The idea is for neat and organized storage which I hope will help keep a tidy and more functional desk.

The QSO breakdown for June is as follows: 

Mode
Number QSO’s

JT65
56

SSB    
79

PSK31 
46

Additional notes of interest:

DX Stations Worked in June – 19

New DX Entities in June – 3

Total QSO’s for 2012 – 758

Total consecutive QSO days – 182

Days left in 2012 – 184

Until next time…

73 de KD0BIK

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