I suppose I could have just left the rest of this post blank. For the first time since I was licensed (and active) there were no new DXCC entities worked in a calendar year. Ducie Island in 2018 was the last one. Things are looking up for 2020, however. Preparations for the expedition to Swains Island in March are proceeding apace and has now been joined by a surprise announcement of a trip to St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks, also in March. And maybe, just maybe, this will also be the year that the Rebel DX Group makes it all the way to Bouvet Island. Time will tell...
In the meantime I've been chipping away at 160m and picking up the odd one here and there on 80m. I just noticed recently that I'm only about 50 away from the DXCC Challenge award for working 1000 band/country slots. Not quite sure how I managed that but I guess they do add up over time. To that end, when nothing else interesting is going on I'll watch 40m and pick up new ones there if they pop up.
Hopefully I'll have more to write about in next year's review!
73 and good DX
Update: Since I wrote this less than two weeks ago BOTH Swains Island and St. Peter St. Paul Rocks expeditions have been postponed or cancelled! I will surely be stuck at 321 forever :(