*RESULTS* 2023 Xmas Contest

Scores are in for the Dx Adventure Radio Club’s 2023 Christmas Contest in both the SES Hunter and Activant categories with some staggering efforts noted!

The objectives of our Christmas Contest are to spread cheer in the 11m DX Community, and, to provide a professionally managed radio sports experience for the world’s Freeband DX population.

Against these criteria, then, combined with the inspiring feats of DA and non-DA participants, the 2023 Christmas Contest was an enormous success!


This year, we had 64 DA members allocated special Christmas callsigns — the most participants in the event’s history!

Members were tasked with making as many contacts as possible from the 10th of December using a unique Christmas word attached as a prefix to their regular callsign.

The number of contacts was then multiplied by the number of fellow Christmas stations in their log, an innovation designed to encourage DA members to chase other DA members as well!

Incredibly, more than 4200 contacts were crafted by the Delta-Alfa Christmas stations who were QRV — that’s more than double the amount last year and in significantly less days.

These contacts were made with DXCC across DX markets of Asia, Oceania, Europe, North and South America, and Africa, and included some of the rarest entities on the eleven meter band.

Logs received by the project manager confirm that competition for the top 10 positions in both categories was intense!

Congratulations to 30DA011 Luis (AKA 30DA/STAR) in the Kingdom of Spain who claimed first place with an incredible 15,190 points, achieved through 434 contacts, and 35 multipliers.

Snapping at his heals, and in second position in the Members category, was 26DA010 Scott in the United Kingdom.

Using the callsign 26DA/SANTA, Scott captured an amazing 412 contacts with 29 multipliers, giving him a final score of 11,948 points.

Wrapping up the top 3 placegetters, under the guise of the special callsign 34DA/HAM, was 34DA010 Saul in the Canary Islands.

From the northern part of Africa, Saul nailed down 386 contacts and 26 multipliers, earning him a very healthy 10,036 points and the third place position.

Whilst we acknowledge Luis, Scott and Saul for their tremendous success, congratulations to all members who accepted the responsibility of working as a Special Event Station (SES) in this event.

Without your enthusiastic participation, the contest would not have been the wonderful success it was.

Please see the complete table of results below…


The SES Hunter Category was open to both Delta-Alfa and non-Delta-Alfa members and no less than 46 logs—from operators belonging to 11 DX groups—were received.

The SES Hunter Category saw the 64 x DA Xmas stations as fiercely coveted across the 27 MHz platform.

The spread of locations of these stations, too, meant that working multiple SES stations was a significant challenge indeed.

In this category, big gun European DXer 14DA049 Fred topped the leader board with 41 x DA/SES stations achieved.

Skilled contester 30DA011 Luis was next in line with 35 x DA stations worked while 14EK011 Jack from the Echo Kilo club—who finished second in the same category last year—finished in 3rd spot with 30.

Check out the final placings below!!!!!

Congratulations to all operators who took part in this category and thank you very much for your support of this radio sports event.

A special colour certificate, designed by 010 Designs, will be emailed to the top 4 placegetters as a printable pdf document very soon.

Contestants may also make a request with 14DA001 Stef for a participation certificate.

73 de DA-RC HQ