WC3W: “The CQ DX Marathon Program – A DX Program for Everybody” at New England Sci-Tech ARS Hybrid Meeting, September 12, 2023

New England Sci Tech logoThe New England Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society will meet on-line and in-person on September 12, 2023 at 7 PM and feature: “The CQ DX Marathon Program – A DX Program for Everybody” by Mark Wohlschlegel, WC3W.

The CQ DX Marathon Program is a worldwide program for hams who love to pursue DX. In 2022, it was the fastest growing DX program in the world, realizing a 42% growth from 2021. The Marathon is a program, not a contest. Many participants choose not to compete but instead use the program as a metric to do self-evaluation on how they are improving year over year. A unique characteristic of the program is that there are various categories to allow comparing DX activities against others around the world having similar station setups. Participation is encouraged in single modes, CW, SSB, Digital, or all modes. It is very simple to participate and tools allow easy uploads of your logs to the website. Results are published in the June edition of CQ Magazine. www.dxmarathon.com.

Bio: Mark grew up in Illinois and lived there through college when attending Bradley University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Mark and his wife now live in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and have a summer home in Colorado, operating from both locations. Mark has been an active DX’er his entire ham radio career and still enjoys chasing DX. Prior to his appointment to lead the DX Marathon Program, he was a participant. Besides amateur radio, Mark has flown airplanes since he was 18 years old and holds private, instrument, and commercial ratings. He also enjoys motorcycle trips and sailing. 

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