January 19, 2023

Confirmed contacts in 1700 US Counties

Amateur radio is magical in many ways.  Just when you think you have hit a plateau in chasing DX contacts, a new one pops up and into the log.  Making contacts is just as much fun now as it was long ago when I started in ham radio.  The excitement of making new contacts never dulls.

I thought my Q-rate for new Counties had been slowing down.  I had some time off during the holiday with rainy weather that gave me more time to play on the radio.  The was just what I needed to knock out 100 new Counties.
NJ2X confirmed contacts with 1700 US Counties via QRZ.com

Thank you to 1700 hams who have helped me complete and confirm contacts with 1700 different US Counties so far.  This milestone, though far from the finish line, is a remarkable number that reminds me that it just may be possible to complete contacts in each of the 3,007 US Counties.  Ham radio helps us see that we can do what we set our minds to it.

I only have a couple of Counties to go in each of several states.  Looking forward to completing all such occurrences in the coming year.  I would love to hear from you if you happen to operate an amateur radio station from these Counties.
  • VT - Bennington, Franklin, Grand Isle, Orleans Counties
  • NJ - Hudson County
  • AZ - Greenlee County
Good DX and 73, NJ2X

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