Dx Marathon 2019 by CQ MAGAZINE.
I write these lines in July 2020, with the global scene alas dominated by the coronavirus… that unfortunately has also influenced the radioamatorial activity and the dxing world..
So, email received by K9EL with this small award, organized by the American magazine CQ Magazine, the so-called “marathon dx” (it is about working as many countries as possible from January 1 to December 31), is even more pleased ! As in 2020 surely, you will not be able to get certain scores for the lack of dxpeditions and dx activities around the world…
289 is an interesting score but not exceptional, it consists of the 40 cq zones + 249dxcc worked throughout 2019
From my point of view it shows how much activity there is in the world of OM over the course of a single year, think. 249 countries, it’s no small thing!
If you went around, from relatives or friends who kinda know what “the amateur radio” is, no one would expect such intense activity around the world.
Ah, and I forgot to say, all in SSB-CW, NO ft8 mode ! 😉