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CDXC: The UK DX Foundation
Martin Lynch and SonYaesu UK
 
 

 

CDXC DX Marathon Challenge

Starting in 2014, the CDXC DX Marathon Challenge is an annual competition open to all CDXC members.  Its purposes are to promote DXing during the year, to recognize achievement in DXing over the year, and to promote the uploading of logs to Club Log (which leads to better statistical information for us all).

 

When:

00:01 GMT 1st January to 23:59 GMT 31st December, each year

Bands: 

160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m

Modes:  

Any within your license

Power:

Any within your license

Eligibility:

The CDXC DX Marathon Challenge is open to any licensed amateur world-wide, but only fully paid up members of the Chiltern DX Club (CDXC) are eligible to receive trophies and salvers.

The Challenge is an individual operator competition.  Where an operator has multiple call signs, contacts with all call signs may be combined, but only if all of the call signs are used for single operator operation.  Call signs used for multi-operator contest entries or multi-operator Special Event Callsigns are not eligible for entry in the CDXC DX Marathon Challenge.

Scoring:

Each DXCC entity scores 1 point and is counted once only regardless of how many bands or modes on which that entity is worked.  In the event of a tie score based on DXCCs, Band-Slots will be used to determine the final score.

Log entry:

Via upload to Club Log and electing to enter the CDXC DX Marathon Challenge on the Club Log website. Regular uploading of your log during the year is encouraged – at least once per month is preferred - as this helps to drive the Challenge and provides a spectator sport for all to see.

To be eligible for awards, Club Log uploads must occur at least three times during the year, including at least once in the 3rd calendar quarter, once in the October-November period, and at least once between December 1st and December 15th.  More frequent uploads are encouraged.

Log Verification:

No QSLs are required, but in the event of a dispute the CDXC committee may request verification via other means.  By entering, participants agree that their Club Log entries may be viewed and queried by adjudicators.  By entering, participants agree that the decisions of adjudicators will be final.

Closing date:

The final upload to Club Log must be no later than 23:59 UTC, 5 January of the following year.  Scores will be determined based on data contained in Club Log at that time.

Awards:

           Trophies:

 

 

 

  


Salvers:

 

 

 

Certificates:


The Club Log Trophy (travelling cup), sponsored by CDXC, will be awarded to the CDXC member with the highest number of DXCCs worked.

The GM4FAM Trophy (travelling cup), sponsored by Michael G7VJR, will be awarded to the CDXC member with the highest number of CW DXCCs worked.

The G3NUG Trophy (travelling cup), sponsored by Neville G3NUG, will be awarded to the CDXC member with the highest number of Phone DXCCs worked.

Note that each trophy may be won by an operator only once in any three-year period.

The top three placed overall entrants, the top CW entrant and the top Phone entrant will each receive an engraved salver to keep.

Trophies and salvers will be presented at the CDXC AGM/Summer Social in July of the following year.  Travelling cups will need to be returned at the winner's expense after about ten months, but winners will keep the salvers.

Certificates of merit will be awarded to CDXC entrants placed overall 4th to 10th.  Certificates will also be awarded to the top overall CDXC Foundation licensee, the top overall CDXC Intermediate licensee, the top CDXC “rookie” (less than three years’ Full licensee), and the top non-CDXC overall, CW and Phone scorers.  Certificates will be e-mailed to winners approximately four months after the closing date.   

CDXC especially acknowledges the contributions of Michael G7VJR for his support through Club Log.

 


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