CQWW CW - 2012

Conditions this year seemed a bit down compared to last year....which is unfortunate, as this does not bode well for the remainder of this solar cycle.  It's starting to look a lot more like 20m and down will be where you'll need to concentrate antenna efforts for the next, oh, 30 years or so!  I'm writing this during the ARRL 10 meter contest, and that band is totally deceased.  I'm only a few short of 100 QRP countries on 10 and 15 - I need to get those knocked out this winter for a 5BDXCC, or it may be a really tough nut to crack!

I did have less butt-in-chair time this year, but that was most likely due to the worse band condx.  I also spend a bit of time comparing the FT817ND to the new KX3.

I definitely need to do some antenna work!

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
   80:    5     4        4
   40:   22     8       17
   20:   27    10       23
   15:   69    19       45
   10:   40    15       32
Total:  163    56      121  Total Score = 78,057

Club: South East Contest Club