CQ DX Marathon

Welcome to CQ Magazine's Annual

DX Marathon

Starting January 1 of each year and running until the end of December, the DX Marathon is the perfect answer for the DX-er who needs that extra incentive to get on the air every day!

Simply work as many countries and CQ Zones as you can in each calendar year, regardless of the band or mode. Each country and zone counts only once, so you can concentrate on working new ones, rather than working the same ones on multiple bands and modes. Find more information in the rules.

Submissions are open for 2023

Use our online submission tool to send your entry by Jan 5th

Please note that this process has changed from previous years, so we recommend you try it early to avoid any last minute surprises. You can submit multiple times, and only the last one will be used.

Check our constantly updated Hints & Resources to improve your 2023 score.

You can find the official scoresheet and more applications in our Software Tools page.

Learn about the Origins of the DX Marathon.

Many awards are given for the top overall scores in four classes, plus top scores in modes, bands, US call areas, and more! Details of the extensive award list are available here.

Help fund the DX Marathon with a tax-deductible donation.