CQ DX Marathon

DX Marathon News

New Submission Tool for 2023

Posted on October 5 2023 by Mark Wohlschlegel • WC3W

NEW SUBMISSION TOOL FOR DXMARATHON 2023 Ladies and Gentlemen of The DX Marathon Program: We wanted to make all of you aware early of a exciting change we have been working on throughout 2023 to simplify the submission process for your 2023 results to be submitted between January 1-5, 2024. Why are we doing this? The answer is simple. We are trying to continue to make participation easy for everyone AND we must position our program for future growth as we expand. [read more]

General Announcement and Update

Posted on October 5 2023 by Mark Wohlschlegel • WC3W

I hope all of you are enjoying participation in the DX Marathon program during calendar year 2023. I am hearing from lots of participants that they are exceeding their past personal best scores. Your operating group is working hard making modifications to our scoring tool that will be employed for the 2023 period. We are doing our best to keep the website updated, particularly the Helpful Hints section and FAQs. Please regularly check these out as they can change weekly and serve to assist you in your DX pursuits. [read more]

Interview with Kevin Thomas, W1DED

Posted on July 5 2023 by Mark Wohlschlegel • WC3W

On July 3, I was interviewed by Kevin Thomas, W1DED. I have posted the interview link below. Kevin did an excellent job in asking great questions about the program. He also has pushed this interview out to QRZ and it appeared on the front page on July 4th. Bernie has included it in his newsletter as well. Feel free to reach out to your amateur radio friends to view this as it does describe the key aspects of the program. [read more]

Tax Deductible Contributions Now Possible

Posted on June 25 2023 by Mark Wohlschlegel • WC3W

The DX Marathon Program has made it much easier for our participants and others to contribute to foster the growth of our program. Please look at the hyperlink at the bottom of this webpage and click on it. Why do I say easier? Well for some of us who are interested in making a tax deductible contribution, you can now do that. I was able to work out an arrangemnt with a 501c3 organization called Open Collective. [read more]

Word from WC3W Program Administrator

Posted on May 3 2023 by Mark Wohlschlegel • WC3W

Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope you are all actively pursuing DX in this new 2023 calendar year. The propagation early in Cycle 25 continues to be fantastic. Your DX Marathon operational team have completed all the final 2022 results that will be published in the June issue of CQ Magazine in less than a month. The article will contain all the winner of plaques and certificates as desribed in detail on our brand new website, www. [read more]

New website launched!

Posted on February 11 2023 by Mark Wohlschlegel • WC3W

Ladies and Gentlemen, The time has arrived! We have launched our new DXMarathon website. You can go to the exact same address, www.dxmarathon.com to access it. We owe a huge thank you to Sebastian, KI2D our DX Marathon IT Manager for creating this beautiful site. This is the initial conversion and we have plans to enhance it in a number of ways including the translation of the rules in various languages. [read more]

NEWS from our new DX Marathon Manager - Mark, WC3W

Posted on December 1 2022 by Mark Wohlschlegel • WC3W

Hello CQ DX Marathon participants. I am WC3W, Mark and I have been working with John, K9EL almost six months now in understanding various aspects of the DX Marathon program. Wow, it is truly amazing that one man actually managed this pretty much by himself. It is an amazing program but takes a huge amount of work. The presumption under which I am assuming the administration role was that I recruit a number of key individuals to dispatch the many tasks associated with the program. [read more]

CQ Policy on QSOs with Russia and Belarus

Posted on August 31 2022 by John Sweeney • K9EL

UPDATE FROM CQ MAGAZINE ON RUSSIA AND UKRAINE FOR THE 2023 DX MARATHON: Stations in Russia/Belarus/Ukraine may submit logs and have their scores listed in the results but are not eligible for plaques/certificates (similar to late log listings in contest line scores). Other stations may work stations in Russia/Belarus/Ukraine for full point and multiplier credit. For purposes of the Marathon, this means that Russia, Belarus and Zones 18 and 19 are still in play. [read more]

New DX Marathon Manager Appointed!

Posted on August 11 2022 by John Sweeney • K9EL

Please join me in welcoming Mark, WC3W as the new manager of the DX Marathon! Mark will lead a team to continue the development and growth of the DX Marathon. If you would like to be a part of the DX Marathon team, please contact Mark right away: WC3W at dxmarathon dot com. Mark is looking for a database manager, web site managers, software programmers, etc. K9EL will remain involved for some time to assure a smooth transition. [read more]

Special statement from K9EL, DX Marathon Manager

Posted on July 17 2022 by John Sweeney • K9EL

Help plan for the future!

In 2005, W9KNI and CQ Magazine asked me if I was interested in managing a new contest for CQ Magazine — the CQ DX Marathon. This new contest/DX program sounded very interesting, and I thought it would be a great program to keep old timers interested in working DX. As it was a new contest, there was nothing available in terms of tools, scoring software, web site, etc. Over the years the DX Marathon has grown significantly and has become an annual event with a tremendous following. [read more]