CQ Magazine's Annual DX Marathon

2022 General Submission Information

2022 Submission forms

ADIF to DX Marathon conversion software

DX Lab DX Marathon Tools

Logger32 Submission Information

How to use Open Office format with ADIF software


All submissions for the 2022 CQ DX Marathon must be submitted using the official DX Marathon score sheet.  The score sheet is available in both Excel and Open Office formats.  Download links are below.  The score sheet can be used throughout the year to record your progress or can be used at the end of the year by extracting your 2022 information from your logging program.  Your completed form must be uploaded or emailed no later than 2359Z January 5, 2023.   If you are unable to download one of the forms, send an email to k9el at dxmarathon.com and the form will be sent by reply email as an attachment - please specify Open Office or  Excel format.  All submissions must use the official DX Marathon online log submission page or emailed as an attachment to logs at dxmarathon.com.   If you have any problems completing the form, please send your questions to the DX Marathon administrator: k9el at dxmarathon.com.

Please check your submission carefully and make sure your form is compliant as follows:

1. Use the official score sheet version 2022.1

2. Include all required information at the top of the form

3. Check your log for bad callsigns HERE

4. Use the easy log upload page HERE

5. If you cannot get the upload to work, you may email your log as an attachment to logs at dxmarathon dot com

Only logs meeting the above requirements can be processed and considered for the 2022 Marathon.


Please note that if your logging program is configured to obtain CQ Zone information from an online callbook such as QRZ.COM, please check each zone carefully.  There are many online users who do not have their correct CQ Zone listed.


If your submission is missing any required information, contains formatting errors or has been submitted using the wrong form, you will be notified and given an opportunity to correct the errors.   Error notifications will made as soon as possible but due to the number of logs submitted may be several days after your log is received.



Excel format:     DX Marathon Scoresheet-2022.1.xls

OpenOffice format:   DX Marathon Scoresheet-2022O.1.ods




Jim, AD1C, has written a program that will take the ADIF log info from your logging program and create the DX Marathon Score Sheet directly.    Please find details here



The instructions for configuring DXKeeper to participate in the DX Marathon are here:


 DXKeeper tracks your progress towards the current-year Marathon award, and can directly generate a Score Sheet you can submit at year end.  DXKeeper is the logging and award tracking component of the freeware DXLab Suite, which automatically identifies active DX stations needed for the current-year Marathon award; it's available via www.dxlabsuite.com.

Detailed instructions to complete your submission from DXKeeper are here.



Gary, ZL2IFB, reports that Logger32 now supports the CQ DX Marathon as of version 3.37.0.  http://www.logger32.net



Before you use the conversion program, download the Excel version of the scoresheet (above) and save it to a convenient place on your computer, Desktop, for example.  Do NOT download the Open Office version.

Once the ADIF to CQ Marathon program is open, fill in the User Information and the 3 drop down input boxes.  When you click on the ADIF Log button, choose your ADIF file that was exported from your logging program.  When you click on the Scoresheet button, select the Excel version of the scoresheet you downloaded.  When you click on Output File, save your log as Call.XLS which is the default in Jim’s program.  Save it to a convenient place, like your desktop.   Then in the actions section, click on Convert.  A dialog box will open and ask if you want to open the scoresheet file you just created.  Select “No”.   Then exit the program.

Start your Open Office program.   Select File, then Open and click on the .XLS file you created above.  Open Office will now display your completed DX Marathon scoresheet.   You should review it thoroughly for any errors, omissions, bad calls, etc.

Once satisfied your submission is complete, AND THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT, do a Save As (NOT Save) and save your completed file – it is OK to overwrite the old file.  Open Office may ask if you want to keep the current format – click on keep current format.  You will now have an XLS file that is ready for emailing.