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CQ World Wide DX Contest

Sep 11

We are pleased to announce that the rules translations for the CQ WW DX Contest are now available in 14 languages. You can access any of the languages from http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm

Thanks to the following people for their help with the translations:

Arabic by Ashraf Chaabane, KF5EYY

Bulgarian by Valeri Stefanov, LZ2CJ

Chinese by Dai Dan, BD4WM

French by Jacques Saget, F6BEE

German by Wolfgang Schwarz, DK9VZ

Italian by Stefano Brioschi, IK2QEI

Japanese by Kazunori Watanabe, JK3GAD

Polish by Tom Barbachowski SP5UAF

Portuguese by Marcos Vaz Nogueira, PY2WS

Romanian Andy Ruse, YO3JR and Dan Lucian Rabinca, YO9FNP

Russian by Vladimir Sidarau, VE3IAE

Slovenian by Tine Brajnik, S50A

Spanish by Pedro L. Vadillo, EA4KD

Turkish by Mehmet ADIGUZEL, TA5FA

Translating contest rules is not easy.  We appreciate their time and effort to help promote the CQ WW and contesting to more people around the world. We have tried to make the translations as accurate as possible, but in the event of a dispute, the English version of the rules will be the standard.

Any questions about the rules or translations should be sent to questions@cqww.com.

Sep 1

One of the most expensive aspects of operating a contest the size of CQ WW is producing and mailing paper certificates. Participants earn more than 2400 certificates on each CW and SSB. The cost to produce and mail the large size CQ WW certificates is significant. We know that some people enjoy receiving paper certificates and we remain committed to producing them.  However, the CQ WW DX Contest provides electronic certificates in pdf format for everyone that submits an entry; a faster and less costly way to deliver certificates to participants.

The World Wide Radio Operator Foundation (WWROF) recently took over the stewardship and administration of the Cabrillo log submission format. At the request of CQWW (and other contests), they have approved a new header tag that will allow participants to opt out of mailed paper certificates. This gives participants a way to tell us if they prefer going with electronic certificates.

CERTIFICATE: YES | NO
Indicate whether or not you wish to receive, if eligible, a paper certificate sent via postal mail. YES is the default.

If you do not want to receive a paper certificate, simply add this line to the header of your Cabrillo file:

CERTIFICATE: NO

If you want to receive a certificate, do not add the line or use CERTIFICATE: YES. We ask logging software authors to support the new tag with their next release.

If your software does not yet support the CERTIFICATE tag, you can easily add it using a text editor before submitting your log.

Complete information about the Cabrillo tags supported by the CQ WW DX Contest can be found at http://www.cqww.com/cabrillo.htm. Information about the Cabrillo standard is available from the WWROF web site at http://wwrof.org/cabrillo/

 

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