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2018 CDXC DX Marathon Challenge

2018 saw continuing strong interest in the CDXC DX Marathon Challenge, with more than 250 participants entering from 54 DXCCs on 6 continents.

According to the rules, a station may be awarded each of three trophies only once in any 3-year period.  As a result, Oms PY5EG was not eligible to compete for either the Club Log Trophy or the GM4FAM Trophy this year, as he was last year’s winner of the CW trophy and the 2016 overall winner, but he is awarded this year’s G3NUG Trophy for Top SSB Score with 257 DXCCS worked.  That makes a clean sweep for Oms in three consecutive years – an extraordinary achievement.  This year’s winner of the Club Log Trophy for highest overall score is Dick PA3FQA, with 270 DXCCs. 

In the CW competition, the GM4FAM Trophy is awarded to John G3WGV with 232 DXCCs worked.  Axel DL6KVA achieved the same number of DXCCs, but John was awarded the trophy based on Band Slots at 1192 vs. Axel’s 1136.  Once again, the overall competition was close, with the top 19 participants in the overall Challenge within 90% of the winners.

The top Intermediate score was by Alex 2EØOXF with 93 DXCCs, while again this year there were no entries in the Foundation category.  (I hope that everyone will encourage new DXers to join the Challenge in 2019!)  No Rookies stepped forward to claim the Rookie award this year.  The top scoring non-member was Marvin VE3VEE with 273 DXCCs.

All scores announced are totals after adjudication. 

The final rankings for the winners were:

Award

Call Sign

DXCCs

Overall Winner - Club Log Trophy

PA3FQA

270

CW High Score - GM4FAM Trophy

G3WGV

232

SSB High Score - G3NUG Trophy

PY5EG

257

2nd Place Overall Winner - Salver

MØNKR

265

3rd Place Overall Winner - Salver

ZL2IFB

257

4th Place Overall Certificate

OH2IS

256

5th Place Overall Certificate

PA2LO

252

6th Place Overall Certificate

GØDWV

251

7th Place Overall Certificate

N6RV

240

8th Place Overall Certificate

DL6KVA

235

9th Place Overall Certificate

MWØRLJ

232

10th Place Overall Certificate

G4PVM

227

1st Place - Foundation Class

None

 

1st Place - Intermediate Class

2EØOXF

93

1st Place - Rookie Class

None

High Score, Non-Member

VE3VEE

273



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