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Author Topic: DX Marathon: Ones that got away?  (Read 3583 times)
NI0C
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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2011, 05:26:04 AM »

I've never payed much attention to the Marathon before, but I found that the DXLab logging application (DXKeeper) makes it incredibly easy to track one's progress and submit a log.  In the course of DX'ing this year (spent mostly looking for new band entities on the low bands), I worked only 120 some countries in 36 zones.  The zones I missed in 2011 were: 21, 22, 24, and 37.

I'll probably send in my log, even though it isn't competitive.

73,
Chuck  NI0C
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M0TTB
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2011, 03:32:09 AM »

Managed 2 additions in the last week, Ogasawara & South Shetland (today) .. so a final tally including the funny non-dxcc ones, of 261 + 40, all ssb. Thought about just submitting a 10m entry 209 + 40 but decided against.
Unless there's an amazing degree of lethargy from other G's, I doubt it's going to be a serious entry... but would've been a nice score for 2010  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2012, 03:57:13 AM »

Then I found my DXCC count wrong as Cyprus ZC4 messed me up. I'd been passing on them thinking all Cyprus was
the same. Lots of 5B4 worked. Another aw shucks !

ZC4 counts as a separate DXCC entity, too, not just a CQ entity. Looks like I'm going to finish the year at 272/40. Missed 9G, 9X and a couple of other easy ones.
(As I type this at 9am on 12/29, ZC4LI is on 24894 simplex - go git 'im)

I spent hours filling in that spreadsheet from my paper logs. Tedious.

I missed some real easy ones. Likely didn't log them. CP, VP2V, I even remember talking to a guy in Coachbamba. Then skipped ZC4 and 4U1VIC earlier in the year when I heard them well. Tried to work ZC4LI in the last week, but he was going QRT before propagation would stretch out to Texas. I heard him, but he didn't hear me just before new years. The last two weeks of December, I did not work any new ones from the mobile.

Still I guess 240/40 from Texas 100 w mobile isn't bad for 2011.

N5UD/M
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AA6YQ
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2012, 02:28:48 PM »

I spent hours filling in that spreadsheet from my paper logs. Tedious.

DXLab directly generates a CQ Marathon submission spreadsheet with the click of a mouse button. It's free, and available here.

You could have been DXing instead...

    73,

         Dave, AA6YQ
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N5UD
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2012, 04:15:54 PM »

I spent hours filling in that spreadsheet from my paper logs. Tedious.

DXLab directly generates a CQ Marathon submission spreadsheet with the click of a mouse button. It's free, and available here.

You could have been DXing instead...

    73,

         Dave, AA6YQ

Thanks for the info.
Too cold now to be out in the pickup just DXing.

Only 12 QSO's since first of the year. Most of those on one short trip.
I have been nursing a cold for 3 days.

73 N5UD /M
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IK0OZD
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2012, 10:09:13 AM »


My first marathon ,
work 289 + 40 including 4n/9a6nnd and ez7v qso WFWL
missing  KH4 VP6 and KH9
gl
Tony
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