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After nearly a decade of declining scores in the CDXC HF Challenge, this year’s scores have improved substantially vs. last year, perhaps supporting the view that the sun spot cycle minimum has passed, possibly in December 2019.  The 2020 high score for Traditional Modes was up 83% over last year’s score, and the high score for MGMs was up 18% on last year’s score.  Because of the improved conditions combined with increased operating times due to COVID restrictions, the level of interest in the HF Challenge increased this year, with eighty stations from 37 DXCC entities on 6 continents participating by posting their scores on the Club Log HF Challenge page. 

In the traditional CW/SSB category, Gary GØFWX was awarded the Hinson Trophy based on his total of 86 DXCCs worked.  The six highest scorers all had more DXCCs worked than last year’s winner. 

Andy 5Z4VJ was awarded the Chairman’s Cup based on his total of 140 DXCCs worked using Machine Generated Modes (MGMs) while providing a new one for many of the other HF Challenge participants.

Individual Band salver winners were Andy 5Z4VJ for 15M and 12M, Andrew MØNKR for 10M, and Gordon G3PXT for 6M.

Certificates of Merit have been awarded to 5B6ØAIF, GØFWX, MØBEW, MØNKR and SV2AEL.  An announcement will be made by the CDXC Committee as to when and where Trophies and salvers will be presented, while certificates will be e-mailed to winners shortly. 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Award

Winner

DXCCs

15m

12m

10m

6m

Hinson Trophy, Salver (SSB,CW)

GØFWX

86

71

4

32

0

Chairman's Cup, Salver (MGMs)

5Z4VJ

140

140

59

16

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15M Salver

5Z4VJ

 

140

 

 

 

15M Certificate of Merit

MØBEW

125

15M Certificate of Merit

SV2AEL

121

12M Salver

5Z4VJ

 

 

59

 

 

12M Certificate of Merit

MØNKR

45

12M Certificate of Merit

SV2AEL

30

10M Salver

MØNKR

 

 

 

42

 

10M Certificate of Merit

MØBEW

38

10M Certificate of Merit

GØFWX

32

6M Salver

G3PXT

 

 

 

 

30

6M Certificate of Merit

5B6ØAIF

19

6M Certificate of Merit

MØNKR

18



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