Now that 2009 is upon is, time for a quick look back to 2008, not really ON5ZO’s year.
The data above shows the breakdown by band. A quick look to 15m tells a lot about propagation. And although 40m was hot throughout 2008, the number of contacts is halved. Read: less contesting. The rise in the number of 160m contacts is only due to the fact that I made 120 QSO in the Stew Perry contest and made about 200 casual contacts in December with the new antenna where I only had the 160m antenna up during contests in the previous years. And apparently I made 11 QSO on 6m with the K3.
The last table doesn’t tell anything different than that CW is my preferred ‘modus operandi’ and that I didn’t do a lot of RTTY in 2008. A drop in SSB too, probably because I didn’t do a lot in ARRL DX and WPX SSB, and a drop in the number of contacts in CQ WW SSB.
There seems to be a bug in the breakdown for the less popular modes. Oh well, I’ll just rewrite this piece of software too to run under the .Net framework.