Funding of the CQ DX Marathon Program
The most significant cost in the DX Marathon program is the procurement and shipping of the various plaques that are awarded each year. We have been very fortunate to have many generous sponsors who cover those costs. However, there are additional costs associated with the administration of the program. Examples of those costs include newsletter subscriptions, software annual fees, etc. As the program expands, we are anticipating additional costs. We feel that there should be funds available to grow the program, increase the categories, awards, etc.
To offset these costs, we will make it possible for individual participants to donate to the DX Marathon. It should be noted that no funding is received from CQ Magazine in the administration of the program. We have set up a PayPal account on the DX Marathon website where contributions can be made. To be clear, all donations are voluntary and there are no fees required to participate in the DX Marathon.
Thank you for your consideration and good luck in the DX Marathon!
– Mark, WC3W, DX Marathon Program Administrator