is a DX contest with grid fields (20 degree X 10 degree squares) as multipliers extending over the period 0000Z June 9, 2001 through 2400Z July 8, 2001. We have simplified reporting and changed scoring in the hopes of increasing participation. Just send in your logs by mail or e-mail in form similar to the reports inside this bulletin. You need only make a valid non-relayed 6m contact.
Necessary fields to be logged are: date/time, call, and either 4 or 6 digit grid square (which you may obtain after the QSO). You must also indicate at least once, your call and grid square. If you include both with each log entry, separate with >; e.g., CM87>your grid.
Your entry will be computer-scored with 1 point for the one contact under 4400 km in length in each grid field unless you get a 3-pointer in that grid field. Score 3 points for contacts of 4400-5500 km, 4 points for 5500-6600, 5 points for 6600-7700 km, 6 points for 7700-8800 km, etc. You may figure the distance or the computer will determine it from the grid squares.
marathon.html 3/9/01Victor Frank