[CQ-Contest] Leveling the playing field

David Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Fri Jun 24 15:04:17 PDT 2011

Years ago most DX Contests from anywhere in the USA or Canada was really a 
DX Contest.  You hunted down the DX, broke a pile up or two, and if you were 
lucky you actually ran a few Q's.  The only stations who ran more were the 
big Multi's (K2GL, W3AU) or the well equiped Single Ops (W6RR, K6AHV).  The 
winner was usually the better DXer.

But there is hope.  There is a real DX Contest where you work DXCC and Zones 
and its running right now.  The CQ DX Marathon runs all year.  There is an 
overall winner, An SSB winner, and low power winners, and even winners on a 
single band.

Dave K4JRB 

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