On January 15th, after one full month of voting, the â€śDXpedition of the Year
2012â€ť survey closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Every forthcoming December, with the principle aim of being the standard bearer
for such polls, DX World will run the â€śDXpedition of the Yearâ€ť survey in
recognition of all efforts and operating skills exhibited by various expeditions
throughout a 12-month calendar year.
Max IK8LOV explains a few points, primarily on how the poll was conducted in a
fair spirit, without duplicate votes, and overall voting numbers.
To avoid dupes, votes of â€śfriends of friendsâ€ť or even votes expressed by
internet robots, we decided to adopt a new and â€śpersonalizedâ€ť poll platform
using some very strictÂ vote-protection techniques such as email confirmation and
Captcha. (We understand a tiny amount of operators had initial difficulty when
creating a voting account due to Captcha, but itâ€™s testament to this process
that the poll is 100% clean).
Results evidently showed that voters had a very clear intention on who theyâ€™d
vote for. Where did voters come from? The answer is quite simply almost
everywhere! The poll allowed us to observe votersâ€™ origin so we could see that
all continents and the majority of countries / regions were homogeneously
We are proud to announce thatÂ HK0NA â€“ MalpeloÂ has won the DX World â€“
DXpedition of the Year 2012 poll. True recognition and hearty congratulations to
all involved in that fantastic expedition.
Acknowledgement must also be made toÂ 7O6T â€“ YemenÂ who came runner-up. It
was duly noted, at one point, this DXpedition was top of the leader board as
votes were cast. A job well done indeed.