Mar 10

We continue to accept paper logs for the CQ WW DX Contest. A group of committee members and volunteers help type these logs into the computer so we can fully process them along with the other logs.

For CQ WW CW 2014, our volunteer typists included:

Call    Logs    QSOs 
LU5DX   6       1819 
W4AU    7        784 
VE3EJ   3        694 
US0LW   7        585 
G0MTN   5        493 
ZS4TX   4        489 
S50A    5        391 
HA1AG   1        217 
YU1EW   1         56 
K5ZD    2          7 
Total   41 logs  5,535 QSOs

We urge everyone to submit their logs in electronic format. We will continue to do our best to support submission of logs in any format — including paper.

Thanks to our typists for helping get all of the logs into the system.

Mar 5

The project to convert all scores for the complete history of the CQ WW DX Contest into an online database is complete and available for viewing online. In a two year project led by John Golomb N2NC, a team of volunteers typed in all of the results that appeared in the CQ Magazine results from 1948 until 2013. The 2014 results will be added as soon as the results are published.

The historical scores database is available at http://www.cqww.com/score_db.htm. The total number of entries in the database are 169,679 for SSB and 169,005 for CW.

You can select to view results by year/mode and by geographic region (continent, country). A search function can be used to find all participation by a given callsign.  Search for up to three callsigns at one time by entering the calls separated by a comma.

We owe a huge thanks to the team that did the data entry:

AA4NU
AD1C
JK3GAD
K1EA
K3EST
KB9OWD
N1RR
N3RD
N5DX
NM2O
NO5W
OH6NIO
ON7SS
PD2R
W2JU

Some great example searches include:

You can see how the participation has grown over the years by viewing the charts at http://www.cqww.com/stats.htm

The all time records for the CQ WW DX Contest are generated from the database. See http://www.cqww.com/records.htm

Errors are bound to have crept into the results.  Please take a moment to search for your call and review your entries.  Any corrections or questions should be sent to questions@cqww.com.

Thanks again to John and his team for helping to create this fantastic resource!

Feb 15

The log checking and results of the CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2014 are now complete and have been sent to CQ Magazine.  The official results will appear in the April 2015 issue of CQ Magazine.

Some interesting statistics from the log checking for CQ WW SSB 2014.

8,283 logs total
5,241,570 QSOs total
223 different countries
55,182 ( 1.1%) QSO with unique calls
30,609 (55.5%) unique calls busted
41,682 ( 0.8%) dupes
4,378,097 (83.5%) QSO checked against another log
4,261,631 (97.3%) QSO checked good when checked against another log
70,147 ( 1.6%) Busted Calls
19,009 ( 0.4%) busted Exchange
27,310 ( 0.6%) Not in Log

It is quite remarkable that we are able to fully cross check 83.5% of all QSOs in the logs received.

All entrants will be sent a link to their log checking report in the coming days. Use the report to compare your accuracy to the numbers above.

Average score reduction for all logs: 10.3%
Average Error Rate for all logs: 3.2%

Dec 23

This is the third year of the 5 day log submission deadline.  Logs received within 5 days of the contest are eligible for awards.  Logs received after the deadline are still included in the score listings, but are not eligible for awards or to set category records.

The new deadline is being well received.  With 8,280 logs received for CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2014, over 81% were received by the deadline.  Details are shown in the charts below.

Logs received for CQ WW SSB 2014 by date

Logs received for CQ WW SSB 2014 by date

 

The contest was October 25-26, 2014.  Some logs were received before the contest was over.

Table of data values:

Date Logs Received Cumulative %
10/26/2014 32 0.39%
10/27/2014 874 10.94%
10/28/2014 3194 49.52%
10/29/2014 1172 63.67%
10/30/2014 796 73.29%
10/31/2014 684 81.55%
11/1/2014 641 89.29%
11/2/2014 196 91.65%
11/3/2014 113 93.02%
11/4/2014 76 93.94%
11/5/2014 57 94.63%
11/6/2014 89 95.70%
11/7/2014 50 96.30%
11/8/2014 50 96.91%
11/9/2014 34 97.32%
11/10/2014 47 97.89%
11/11/2014 24 98.18%
11/12/2014 18 98.39%
11/13/2014 16 98.59%
11/14/2014 10 98.71%
11/15/2014 6 98.78%
11/16/2014 20 99.02%
11/17/2014 8 99.12%
11/18/2014 7 99.20%
11/19/2014 5 99.26%
11/20/2014 2 99.29%
11/21/2014 12 99.43%
11/22/2014 4 99.48%
11/23/2014 4 99.53%
More 39 100.00%
 Total logs 8280

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