One of the joys of DX’ing, is feeling that rush we get after working a new one, getting a new LOTW confirmation, or finding an envelope from afar in our mail box. The result of our efforts is a collection of certificates, plaques and cards that we proudly display on our shack walls confirming our success. But it’s also fun to display that success to our fellow hams and see how you, as an individual and the WWDXC, as a club compare with others. The following will describe three ways to easily do that.
WWDXC DXCC Ladder
The WWDXC DXCC Ladder is a simple table that displays the number of confirmed DXCC entities for each member who has submitted their information. Each row represents one member and the columns are as shown below:
Column Label Description
1 CALL Member’s Callsign
2 TOTAL Total number of confirmed DXCC entities, including deleted.
3 CURRENT Total number of confirmed DXCC entities, current list only
4 PH Total Phone entities confirmed, including deleted
5 CW Total CW entities confirmed, including deleted
6 DIG Total Digital entities confirmed, including deleted
7 CHAL Challenge points, the sum of confirmed band-entities on all bands.
This item includes entities on the current DXCC list only.
8 – 15 160 – 10 Total entities for each band, 160 – 10, including deleted
16 DXCC BANDS 5 Band DXCC PLUS, This is the number of bands upon
which DXCC has been achieved. To qualify for this, you must have DXCC on the 5 traditional HF DX bands, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10. This column can then be endorsed by adding the additional number of bands upon which DXCC has been received (160, 30, 17, 12).
17 HONOR Honor Roll, YES/NO, YES if Honor Roll status has been achieved.
To submit or update your information, just email it to Mike, W7NP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many folks just paste a screen capture of their LOTW DXCC Award summary table into an email. It is also fine to just type up the information in an email list. Just make sure the information in the list is either labeled, or in the exact same sequence as the columns in the DXCC Ladder.
The WWDXC Ladder is listed under the MEMBERSHIP tab as DXCC STANDINGS on the club web site menu, or can be seen by clicking on this link.
WWDXC ClubLog League
On the very popular Club Log web site, the WWDXC has established a WWDXC DXCC League. This is a page that displays the DXCC statistics for participating WWDXC members based on their uploaded log info. In order to join the league, you must first establish a Club Log user account. Once you have an account, you can upload logs, synchronize your account with LOTW, and access your log and other reports, including the WWDXC DXCC League. You will also be able to compare your data with members of other clubs that have a league on Club Log.
There are many options on how the data appears which are selected by simply clicking check boxes to select options such as bands, modes, dates, status and so forth. A live version of the league is viewable on the club web site at WWDXC DXCC League and is located below the DXCC Ladder under the MEMBERSHIP tab as DXCC STANDINGS on the club web site menu. To access the Club Log web site, click on this Club Log Web Site Link.
One important step when setting up your account, is to make sure you select the WWDXC as your club in the CLUBS tab under your settings.
One additional benefit of joining Club Log and uploading your logs, is that it makes requesting OQRS QSL’s very easy, as it already has all the QSO information needed to request a card.
Each year, CQ Magazine sponsors the DX Marathon operating event. This is a one year event, where you get 1 point for each CQ country and 1 point for each CQ zone you work on any band. Since this is an operating event and not a contest, the WARC bands are included, but not the 60 meter band. Your score is just the total of all countries and zones worked. There are no multipliers and each entity or zone can only be counted once. There are 4 operating categories that run from QRP with simple antennas up to unlimited with any power level or antenna type usable. QSL’s are not required, and the results are submitted via email, so participation is very simple, and every year you get to start over and do it again.
The results are published in CQ Magazine and include both individual and club totals and there are a large number of plaques and certificates awarded to recognize participant efforts. For complete information and rules, check out the CQ DXCC Marathon web site.