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May 20
Callsign reason operator
5Z4/DJ6TF self-spotting DJ6TF
5Z4/DL2RMC self-spotting DL2RMC
9M2R self-spotting 9M2ROL, 9M2ODX, 9M2OOO, 9M2KEV, 9W2FOR
BA3MM self-spotting BA3MM
BG3IAY self-spotting BG3IAY
CO8ZZ self-spotting
CR5K self-spotting CT1DRB, CT1BWW
DR5E self-spotting
EE8A self-spotting
EU8R unclaimed assistance EU8R
I1EIS unclaimed assistance
KP4BD self-spotting WP3A
OU2W self-spotting OZ1ETA
R5WW self-spotting & unclaimed assistance
RA3UAG unclaimed assistance RA3UAG
RA9Y self-spotting RA9Y, RW9OW, RO9O, RZ9YI, UA9OC
RO2E self-spotting R3EA, RK3ER, UA3EDP, RU3EG, UI3A, RW3XW, RW3XA, R3XX, R2EC
S57M unclaimed assistance S57M
SN8C self-spotting SP8HZZ
SP1MGM self-spotting SP1MGM
SP7JLH unclaimed assistance SP7JLH
TC3A self-spotting LZ1BP, LZ1CNN, LZ1NK, LZ1YQ, LZ2YO, LZ3BB, LZ3ND, LZ4AE, TA2TX, TA3D
TM1A self-spotting F4GLQ, F5NGA, F5NQL, F5NTZ, F5PBM, F5RAB, F6DVH, F6DZS
UR7EW unclaimed assistance UR7EW
UT1AA self-spotting UT1AA
UY5AR unclaimed assistance UY5AR
XX9TXN self-spotting VR2XAN, IV3SKB, IK2JUB, IK2PFL
YB8UTI self-spotting YB8UTI
YT1T self-spotting YT1T
YT2NOD self-spotting YT2NOD
YT3X self-spotting
Apr 23

List of entries disqualified from the 2016 CQ WW DX Contest SSB.

entry violation operators
3V8SS Self-spotting & Arranging or confirming contacts during or after the contest by use of ANY non-amateur radio means KF5EYY (3V8SS)
4O7CC Self-spotting UA4CC
7Z1SJ Self-spotting 7Z1SJ
9K2HN Self-spotting 9K2HN, 9K2RR, 9K2OD, 9K2HK, 9K2QA, 9K2BM
9M2R Self-spotting 9M2AIS, 9M2AGC, 9M2FDO, 9M2FZK, 9M2JEP, 9M2KEV, 9M2NOH, 9M2ODX, 9M2OOO, 9M2UDE, 9M2ZDX, 9M2EME, 9W2FOR, 9W2VVH, 9M2ROL, 9W2LYO
9M2X Self-spotting 9M2YOT, 9M2MDX, 9M2ESM, 9W2JMW, 9W2MWZ
9M6MI Self-spotting 9W6DLD, 9W6HMI, 9M6BOB, 9M6ZIM, 9W6AJA, 9W6RRC, 9W6DAY, 9M6LZY, 9M6AO, 9W6SJM, 9W6YKF
A61FK Self-spotting & Unclaimed assisted
A61HA Self-spotting A61HA, A61AS, A61FJ
A62A Self-spotting A61QQ, A71AE, A65DR, A61BK, 7Z1OO, A61DJ, A41ZZ, A92AA, A61CP, A61NN, A65DC, A61KM, A66A, A61DD, A61TV
BA3MM Self-spotting BA3MM
BA4TB Self-spotting BA4TB
CA7CAQ Self-spotting CA7CAQ
CO6HLP Self-spotting & Unclaimed assisted CO6HLP
CR2B Self-spotting EA1BP
CR6K Self-spotting CT1ILT
DJ0A Self-spotting DJ3AA, DG3SDK, DG9SEH, DO4NT, DH2AW, DJ4PK, DG2SDK, DD5XX, DO1SJF
DK3T Self-spotting DK3EE
E73SF Self-spotting E73SF
E74E Self-spotting E74E, E73CRK, E73BEN, E73MDZ, E71CQ, E71SA, E77HF
E74O Self-spotting E74O
EA8BGO unclaimed assistance
EA9ACD Self-spotting EA9ACD
ED3X Self-spotting EA3GEG, EA3IN, EA3QP, EA5ON
EK3GM Self-spotting
F5ASD Self-spotting F5ASD
F8DHE Self-spotting F8DHE
FM1HN unclaimed assistance FM1HN
FR4NT Self-spotting
G2F Self-spotting M0CKE, M0CHK, M0CLW, EI5IX, G4MKP, ZB2TT
H2X Self-spotting 5B4ALX
HA3MY Self-spotting HA3MY
HB0A Self-spotting HB0BB, HB0WR, HB9DVZ, HB9LCW
HB2K Self-spotting HB9OCR
HB9EOU Self-spotting HB9EOU
HC5VF Self-spotting HC5VF
HZ1TL Self-spotting HZ1TL
IB4X Self-spotting IZ4ORO
II1W Self-spotting IW1FGZ
II9P Self-spotting IZ8JAI
IQ2DN Self-spotting IZ2JQP
IQ7AF Self-spotting
IQ8YT Self-spotting IK8JDH, IZ8KMJ, IW8ENL, IU8DFD IU8AZS, IU8CFS
IR3Z Self-spotting IK2SND, IK5EKB, IN3FSR, IN3VVK, IZ3GOM, MARTIN, MATTEO
IR9W Self-spotting IW0HBY
IT9GAK Self-spotting
IU1GNA Self-spotting IU1GNA, IZ8JFL
KP4BD Self-spotting  & Unclaimed assisted KP4BD
KP4VP Self-spotting KP4VP
LP7D Self-spotting LP7D
LW4EF Self-spotting LW4EF
MW0BRO Self-spotting MW0BRO
NP2P repeat out of band operation (general class) N2TTA
OE6XG Self-spotting OE6VHF
OT5A Self-spotting ON4CU, ON7TA, ON5HZ, ON4LO, ON4UW, ON5WL, ON4ALY, ON6LUQ, ON4ASB, ON4LN, ON4CCM, ON4CCL, ON4JW, ON4CEQ, ON4AFW, ON8SI, ON4TV, ON6PU, ON5LK, ON6WF, ON7DQ, ON8WR, ON6MR, ON1CH, ON1BN, ON4AQC, OT5A, ON4AML, ON6EF, ON6VJ, ON4GW, ON4GS, ON4ACP, ON4CCV, ON4DKP, ON5PVH, ON6UU
PC2L Self-spotting PC2L, PC2Y, PD2E
PI4ZU Self-spotting PD9Z, PD7DX, PC4DX, PD8DX, PD0RR
PP5KC Self-spotting PP5KC
PV2P Self-spotting PY2DY
PY5PSA Self-spotting PY5VC, PU5UAI, PU5WID, PY5ZAR, PU5SKW
RG5R unclaimed assistance RG5R
RT0F Self-spotting RT0F
S54K Self-spotting S53Z, S51CK, S53EL, S50MJ, S57PR, S56DM
S57O Self-spotting S57O
SP3P Self-spotting SP3P
SZ4KRD Self-spotting SV4RRK, SV4RTG, SV4RJA, SV4RXA, SV4RTE, SV4RTC, SV4RHF, SV4DDM, SV4RTB, SV4RTA, SV4RWZ, SY4AIM
T48K Self-spotting CO8DM, CO8ZZ, K1EP, K1MM, K1XX, W2DLT
TA5FA Self-spotting TA5FA
TC3P Self-spotting TA3AG, TA3CY, TA3CX, TA1LSE, TA3TTT, TA3X
TI1T Self-spotting TI2CC, TI2CDA, KM4HI
TM1A Self-spotting F1ULQ, F4AJQ, F4EAT, F4FLF, F4GLQ, F4GYM, F5NQL, F5RAB, F6DZS, IU0BMX
UN5GM Self-spotting UN5GM
UR3GU Self-spotting UR3GU
UT7E Self-spotting UR3EZ, UR5EAW, UT4EO, UT9EZ, UV5EOZ, UV5EUK
UW5ZM Self-spotting UW5ZM
WP4PGY Self-spotting WP4PGY
XX9O Self-spotting XX9LQ, XX9ET, XX9LB, BH7JUO
YB3TET Self-spotting YB3TET
YB8QF Self-spotting YB8QF
YB8UTI Self-spotting YB8UTI
Z35W Self-spotting
Apr 17

Click on the title of this blog to “unhide” the rows that are “cut off” on the right-hand side.

 

SELF SPOTTING

If you look back in the blog archive ( http://cqww.com/blog/self-spotting/ ), you will see that Self Spotting was previously discussed in November, 2015.  When rules are cited in the Blog, it is for a real reason, not just for casual reading.  Back then, Randy, K5ZD warned of impending DQs for self-spotting.  It is clear that we need to revisit this rule.  Please visit Randy’s blog post (link shown above) to see the RULE.

In CQWW SSB 2016, over 75 entrants were disqualified for self-spotting (some for multiple reasons, which included self-spotting).  Details will follow in a future Blog.

Many guys admit right away; thank you.  But for the guys who deny, they often say, “It was not me, it was my friends.”

Well, it is OK for your friends to spot you, however….

Friends should not be dedicated to spotting you.  That makes them part of your contest effort and must be considered as unsportsmanlike behavior in addition to self-spotting.

Friends should not be spotting you “all the time.”

Friends should not be able to spot you “instantly” (IE, within a minute or two) when you change bands.

Friends should not be able to spot you “instantly” when you QSY within the same band

Friends should not be able to spot you “instantly” when your rate slows down (or especially if your rate goes to zero QSOs per minute)

Friends should not be spotting you a 2nd or 3rd time after your rate died and their first spot did not result in a rate increase, or any additional QSOs.

Friends should not spot you when you are calling CQ on a closed band (not only is that obvious, it just stupid)

Friends should not be spotting only you (or mostly you)

Friends spotting you should have no reason to change “their” call sign for each spot, but come from the same IP address

Friends should not be spotting each other, back and forth, when the above scenarios exist (mutual self-spotting)

Friends should not be connected to your network or “they grabbed my WIFI connection” as an excuse for why they knew precisely “when” and where you needed to be spotted.  No, this was not out of your control.

And don’t say the spot was not from you, when the IP address used during the contest matches the IP address used by you, with your own call sign, to make a spot before or after the contest.

All of the above scenarios have occurred with the guys that were DQed for self-spotting this year.

Friendly spotting should be (i) rare and (ii) random.  All of the above scenarios indicate LINKAGE to the mother station.  The scenarios above are not random.  They are intentional and serve a specific purpose based on what the “runner” experiences at that time.

Several multi-op teams said that they found the source of the self-spotting and that one of their team members was “just trying to help” or “didn’t know the rules.”  Well, if they didn’t know the rules, why did they hide their own call sign? But that’s OK; we know everyone tries to save face to the best of their ability.  Or maybe their information is completely true.  If that is the case, all multi-op stations should ensure that all of their operators understand the rules before the start of the contest and that rules violations can (and do) result in strong sanctioning actions.

 

AUDIO RECORDING

Please see http://cqww.com/rules.htm

Under section XII (Judging), see

  1. Audio Recordings: Any single operator entrant (see V.A.1) competing for a top three finish at the (a) World, (b) Continent, or (c) USA levels, must record the transmitted and received audio as heard by the operator for the duration of the contest operation. The recording must be in a common format (e.g., mp3) and should include the audio to each ear as a separate channel. The recording may be requested by the Committee within 90 days after the log deadline to help adjudicate the log. The recording files must be provided by the entrant within 5 days of the request. If no recording is made available, the Committee may reclassify or disqualify the entry.

So if you were #1 in Asia for 160m mono-band, low power, you should have recorded your contest effort.  This rule applies to all categories, not just to single-op, all-band.

And the recording musts be a continuous recording of when you were operating (including listening time and tuning around time).  Recording each individual QSO as a separate file is not acceptable.

We sent out multiple requests for entrant audio recordings, as required by the Rule shown above.  Unfortunately, more than half of those contacted were not able to comply.  Our general reaction was to reclassify the entrant’s log, often to Check Log status, rather than DQ them for not following the rules.  This will not necessarily be the case for the 2017 contests.  Please follow all of the rules.

On the plus side, of those who did send in an audio recording, they mostly “passed” with flying colors.  Only one entrant, who sent in the full audio file, clearly demonstrated that he was not following the rules, even though when first questioned, said he had.  Well, the proof is in the recording.  Follow all of the rules, including XII.C. (above) and you be in excellent shape.

 

See you in the Fall of 2017!

Apr 9

Hi everyone,

We are QRX for the new certificates to be finalized.  Hopefully, they will be available soon.

We apologize for the delay.

 

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