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Jun 18

The final rules for the 2016 CQ WW DX Contest SSB/CW are now available.  The only changes were due to CQ magazine’s change in policy regarding paper certificates.

View this file to see all changes.  cqww_rules_2016_changes

The translation of the CQ WW rules into 15 languages has been completed.  Thanks to the following contesters for their help with the translations:

German DK9VZ
Spanish EA4KD
French F6BEE
Russian VE3IAE
Japanese JK3GAD
Arabic KF5EYY
Chinese BD4WM
Portuguese PY2WS
Italian IK2QEI
Bulgarian LZ2CJ
Romanian YO3JR
Slovenian S50A
Polish SP5UAF
Turkish TA5FA
Greek SV1DPI
May 18

CQ WW Contest Rule XII.A Unsportsmanlike Conduct includes

  1. Signals with excessive bandwidth (e.g., splatter, clicks) or harmonics on other bands.

We often get questions about what we mean by excessive bandwidth. Jukka Klemola, OH6LI, has written an article that helps to illustrate the type of analysis that is possible using the SDR recordings and shows some examples of good and poor signals.

Read the article Signal Quality for CQ WW SSB

May 11

Doug KR2Q created the following data from the 2015 CQ WW CW Logs for top Multi-Single stations. The table shows how many QSOs were made by the multiplier station during each hour of the contest. In the CQ WW Multi-Single category, the multiplier station is only permitted to work new multipliers.  It is quite busy in the first day, but becomes much more difficult on the second day.

TABLE OF MULTIPLIER STATION QSOS PER HOUR OF THE CONTEST

hour CN2AA P33W EF8R ED8X UP2L ES9C TM6M PJ4Q OM7M E7DX
1 57 73 50 50 91 71 56 50 45 67
2 56 48 55 29 45 33 52 23 37 26
3 33 32 29 45 29 30 27 29 20 43
4 65 24 35 12 24 17 56 28 15 39
5 44 18 22 10 50 23 23 11 35 14
6 23 35 27 25 21 23 23 13 22 21
7 20 51 19 48 22 45 8 7 25 35
8 28 30 39 26 16 20 26 5 45 60
9 52 30 40 40 25 21 66 6 55 34
10 15 24 30 17 14 32 24 4 53 27
11 23 14 19 18 23 34 28 16 41 25
12 17 12 20 9 19 22 19 35 26 26
13 15 25 20 19 19 21 11 11 22 16
14 8 12 12 9 11 24 28 16 18 15
15 10 17 3 21 7 15 16 19 18 18
16 8 12 5 16 6 9 12 16 18 15
17 10 6 13 14 4 7 12 13 10 8
18 11 10 10 13 5 9 4 8 11 9
19 4 3 6 15 7 9 2 12 6 5
20 6 3 5 4 6 2 4 8 3 7
21 8 7 7 6 5 5 1 5 6 4
22 10 7 11 11 7 4 5 6 3 6
23 8 5 10 5 4 8 4 4 3 7
24 4 2 3 11 5 5 3 2 1 2
25 4 5 8 4 3 4 1 5 6 3
26 5 2 3 5 4 4 1 4 7 6
27 3 1 3 2 2 5 3 3 6 4
28 2 1 3 13 3 4 2 10 2 2
29 3 7 0 6 8 3 1 7 2 2
30 0 5 1 9 3 2 0 7 6 7
31 0 5 0 0 3 9 0 1 8 8
32 7 3 4 6 3 4 7 2 4 3
33 7 5 11 1 5 4 10 0 6 6
34 4 1 0 1 6 3 7 2 3 1
35 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 1
36 1 0 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 2
37 1 2 0 6 5 2 1 2 2 1
38 1 7 0 10 2 1 4 15 4 5
39 1 1 0 2 0 2 2 4 7 1
40 4 2 2 1 2 0 7 2 3 4
41 1 4 2 2 2 1 3 5 1 1
42 3 2 4 1 3 2 3 2 4 2
43 5 0 6 1 1 0 0 7 0 2
44 2 0 0 6 0 1 1 4 0 2
45 3 1 5 0 0 1 1 2 0 1
46 1 1 3 0 1 5 1 1 1 0
47 1 3 2 0 3 1 1 4 1 2
48 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
Total 597 562 553 555 531 548 567 444 612 595
Day 1 535 500 490 473 465 489 510 347 538 529
Day 2 62 62 63 82 66 59 57 97 74 66
last 12 hours 25 26 27 29 21 16 24 51 23 21

 

Apr 25

We are sorry to report that a significant scoring error was found in the results of the CLASSIC Overlay category for the 2015 CQ WW Contests.  This error affected all three modes; RTTY, SSB and CW.

The scoring error occurred only for those entries that operated beyond the 24 hour limit of the Classic overlay.  The rules permit entrants to keep enjoying the contest, but the Overlay score will only count the first 24 hours of operation. The QSOs and points were correctly counted, but the country and zone multipliers did not stop at the 24 hour limit.  As a result, stations that operated beyond 24 hours received a much higher score than they should have.

The scores for all three modes have been updated in the online database.  More information for each mode is available at:

RTTY – http://www.cqwwrtty.com/results_2015rtty_errata.htm

SSB – http://www.cqww.com/results_2015ssb_errata.htm

CW – http://www.cqww.com/results_2015cw_errata.htm

The biggest changes were in the CW results.  P40W took the Low Power and World High honors.  N2IC/5 was the winner for High Power.

We are very disappointed that a scoring error of this magnitude was not detected before the results were finalized. The log checking software has been updated and we will spend more time on results checking next year.

Thanks to Marko, N5ZO, for spotting the error and bringing it to our attention.

 

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