The competition consists of ten contests, sponsored by either CQ Magazine or the ARRL, between the leading DX clubs in the Pacific Northwest. The club that has the highest total score from its members in these ten contests wins the traveling Challenge Cup trophy for the year. The announcement of the winning club and the presentation of the trophy is made at the annual rotating PNW DX Convention which, in August of 2017, will be in Spokane.

These clubs are the:

Spokane DX Association (SDXA)
Idaho DX Association (IDXA)
Western Washington DX Club (WWDXC)
Willamette Valley DX Club (WVDXC)
Orca DX and Contest Club (ORCADX)
British Columbia DX Club (BCDXC)

The ten contests are (in order):

  • CQ WW DX RTTY September 24-25, 2016
  • CQ WW DX SSB October 29-30, 2016
  • CQ WW DX CW November 26-27, 2016
  • ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP January 7-8, 2017
  • CQ WPX RTTY February 11-12, 2017
  • ARRL DX CW February 18-19, 2017
  • ARRL DX SSB March 4-5, 2017
  • CQ WPX SSB March 25-26, 2017
  • CQ WPX CW May 27-28, 2017
  • IARU July 8-9, 2017

The prize

How we did in the 2015-2016 contest year: LINK