Tag: QSO365

QSO365 #2 is complete – A QSO per day in 2018

Top ten countries worked during QSO365 #2

To start with, I’ll post the basic statistics for the entire year of 2018 and then go into the background. QSOs made: 3789 Unique QSOs made: 2962 Average QSOs per day: 10.4 Days missed: 0 <- This is the most important statistic, it means that QSO365 #2 was a success. DXCC entities worked: 160 New […]

Changes to QSO365

I’ve recently made some updates to this site to make things better for my readers. Firstly, there’s a new “Subscribe” button up in the top right hand corner so you can receive email updates whenever I make a new post.  Simply enter your email address and hit the “Subscribe” button.  You can also subscribe to […]

A video of raising the mast after replacing the pulley

Yesterday Yan, M0YNK and Tony, G0MBA came to my QTH for a short while.  I’d previously mentioned that the two shackles we’d used as a pulley really weren’t suitable and so it was time to add a proper pulley.  We lowered the mast, fitted the new pulley and then raised the mast back up. This […]

Review – December

No major contests this month so the total QSO count isn’t as high as the previous couple of months but it’s still a very respectable number of contacts.  As I work more countries it’s getting more tricky to add new ones and this will only continue.  I think that the statistics for this month are […]

Days 364 and 365 – Some QRSS and a bit of everything to wrap up QSO365

It feels a little odd to be writing this final regular update for QSO365.  It really doesn’t seem like a year ago that it all started and I’m a little relieved to be posting this update, knowing that the project has been a resounding success with not only a QSO made every day of 2011, […]

My amateur radio review of 2011

I’ll post the full stats for QSO365 in a few days once the project has finished but in the meantime I wanted to get some notes made regarding amateur radio in 2011 as it relates to me. To put it simply, I’ve had a great year! The QSO365 project has given me the opportunity to […]

Days 361, 362 and 363 – Some nice DX and just what is this ROS thing?

I started day #361 in what’s become the usual way, I had two 40m JT65 QSOs, working DK6AN and DG6AOY before switching to 15m SSB and talking with LZ1ND, Ted and 5V7MA in Togo.  I then spoke to HS0ZGQ, Joe in Thailand on 10m.  After that I worked I2OHO, Luciano and RA3GS on 20m followed […]

Days 358, 359 and 360 – It’s Christmas!

Day #358 was Christmas Eve and so I had some QSOs first thing in the morning before I went off to hook up with the other members of the Martello Tower Group at the local cafe for a late breakfast before heading over to Coastal Communications for the traditional Christmas Eve nibbles.  I first worked […]

Days 353 to 357 – More midweek 40m data

All QSOs over this five day period were on 40m using JT65 and the pattern is the same all the way through with one or two contacts early morning between 06:15 and 06:30 and then maybe one more at least twelve hours later after work. Day #353 KJ4QXC, Dan and UA1ZFL, Vladimir. Day #354 W2BT, […]

Days 351 and 352

Just in case there were problems putting my beam back up on day #351 I had a ‘banker’ 40m JT65 QSO first thing, I worked IZ2QPP, Ermes.  All went well though and so I spoke to UA9CUA on 10m SSB followed by P39P on 15m.  After that I had a chat with M3TUC, Tucker in […]