CQ DX Scoring

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by VE7TBN, Mar 8, 2021.

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  1. VE7TBN

    VE7TBN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi folks.

    I know this is pretty obvious but from the point of view of a W/VW newcomer to DX and the CQ DX contest, I was a little confused at first re: scoring. From ARRL International DX Contest Rules:

    Scoring: Each contact counts for three (3) QSO points. W/VE stations multiply total QSO points by the number of DXCC entities contacted. ....

    e.g. 10 QSO's to Japan, 5 to Mexico, is 45 QSO points x 2 DXCC entities for 90 points total.

    If I'm wrong, I hope someone corrects me!

  2. KI4MYD

    KI4MYD Ham Member QRZ Page

    That sounds correct... but you don't have to calculate your own score. When you submit your contest log in Cabrillo to the ARRL here: https://contest-log-submission.arrl.org/

    It will automatically calculate your score for you.
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  3. VE7TBN

    VE7TBN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks KI4MYD. I found that submission page.

    For other newbs like me, though this page might now work for complete log submission process, if you enter pertinent data here:


    you will at least end up with Cabrillo file you can copy, past, and submit via page KI4MYD linked.

    I did this and got an email back with raw score that is close to what I claimed.

    I transferred frantically written data from paper logs to computer text then edits and edits so we'll see how that pans out. LOL.

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