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2014 CDXC DX Marathon Challenge

2014 was the first year of the CDXC DX Marathon Challenge, and what a year for DX it was!  Joe Riesert W1JR, in his excellent “Year in Review” published in W3UR’s Daily DX®, estimated that 286 DXCCs were active in 2014, with most of them having been active on SSB and perhaps 270 of them having been active on CW. 

In the CDXC DX Marathon Challenge, 198 participant call signs were entered via Club Log, including the call signs of 144 CDXC members, active from 27 DXCC entities.  Tony IK0OZD was the top-scoring overall member, with 281 DXCCs worked in 2014.  He was closely followed by Dick PA3FQA and Kelvin M0AID; nine CDXC members had final scores of at least 95% of Tony’s final winning score.

The top CDXC score for CW was turned in by Paul G4CCZ with 260, and the top CDXC score for SSB was achieved by Rob MW0RLJ with 261.  In both cases, there was stiff competition, with Gary ZL2IFB coming just behind Paul at 256, and Steve PJ4DX coming just behind Rob, with 259.  The top-scoring Foundation licensee was Darren M3DFW with a great score of 218, while the top-scoring Intermediate licensee was Paul 2E1AYS with 166, who had stiff competition from Steven 2E0XAR at 162.  The only participant to enter the Rookie Class (less than three years of Full licence) was Andy, M0NKR, with a very credible 209 score.

The final rankings for the winners were:            

Award

Call Sign

DXCCs

Overall Winner - Club Log Trophy

IK0OZD

281

CW High Score - GM4FAM Trophy

G4CCZ

260

SSB High Score - G3NUG Trophy

MW0RLJ

261

2nd Place Overall Winner - salver

PA3FQA

278

3rd Place Overall Winner - salver

M0AID

275

4th Place Overall - certificate

G3ZSS

274

(Tied)

M0IKW

274

5th Place Overall - certificate

G4EZT

270

(Tied)

G4CCZ

270

(Tied)

G4PTJ

270

6th Place Overall - certificate

MW0CRI

268

(Tied)

G3VKW

268

7th Place Overall - certificate

G3XTT

264

8th Place Overall - certificate

ZL2IFB

263

(Tied)

G3SVD

263

9th Place Overall - certificate

G3TTJ

262

10th Place Overall - certificate

G5LP

261

(Tied)

MW0RLJ

261

1st Place - Foundation Class

M3DFW

218

1st Place - Intermediate Class

2E1AYS

166

1st Place - Rookie Class

M0NKR

209

Non-CDXC high scorers were K5WAF on CW (259) and N2BJ on Phone (245). 

Both during the year and in a final review at the end of the year, some of the credits originally uploaded by participants were removed.  These adjustments were made for obvious logging errors, busted calls, or uploads made after the final deadline of 5 January 2015.   Thanks are due to Alan 5B4AHJ for his diligence during the year in maintaining all the exceptions in Club Log!

Without Club Log, which allows quasi-real-time tracking of everyone’s progress, the CDXC DX Marathon Challenge would not exist – thank you Michael and all of the Club Log team for making such a useful tool available!  Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all in the 2015 CDXC DX Marathon Challenge!


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