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CQ Magazine DX marathon

by M0TTB - Andy on 06/01/12

Back in January I submitted my entry into the CQ Magazine 2011 DX Marathon. Today I found out that I came joint 2nd in the world for ssb, which was a nice surprise. I did check the high claimed scores a while back, and I seemed a distant 3rd, but clearly there were some problems with some qso's submitted by the guy above me, and he slipped back to a score of 300.

However, I'm a little bit disappointed that I lost a point through a zone not being accepted. I've been back and checked my submission and I still can't fathom out what one of the 40 zone submissions was deemed a problem, they all seem pukka to me, all the N. Amercan zones were covered correctly and the tricky Russian ones such as #18 and 19.  Never mind, didn't make any real difference, clear second or joint second, it was better than I hoped for.

Back to the radio and it;s all been a bit quiet. Been picking up some new ones on 6m, including a hard fought KP4. The Bhutan dxped wasn't a big lure for me, but did get them on 12m for a new band slot.

With sporadic E season upon us, it's time for me to pick up some missing EU from this years 12m tally.

Update:  John K9EL was happy to answer questions as to reductions in submitted/claimed scores...my downfall was that HRD's country list, although up to date, puts both PJ2 and PJ4 as zone 8, as opposed their true zone, which is 9. A PJ2 was chosen by the log to scoresheet transfer programme for zone 8. Nobody's fault but my own for not examining the final submission for any mistakes.

Comments (1)

1. Martyn said on 6/3/12 - 09:22AM
Well done on CQ Marathon!!

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