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CQ World Wide DX Contest

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.

 

Apr 5

The CQ WW Contest Committee takes its job as referee for the contest very seriously.  Each year a group of dedicated members spends many hours pouring over logs, listening to SDR recordings, and following up on input from the contest community.  We do not always have perfect information and it is difficult when each entrant is operating from their own station without any outside observer. Even so, the logs and recordings often tell us a clear story. It is our job as referees to call them as we see them.

Each disqualified entrant is notified of the decision and given 5 days to respond. We do this to allow everyone the opportunity to present an explanation of what appears in the log.

We regret to announce the following actions for CQ WW SSB 2015.

Entry Violation Operators
4L9QQ self spotting
BA7QT self spotting
E70A self spotting
EI9HX log padding
G5RR self spotting M0NPT
H2X self spotting 5B4ALX
HG3ITU self spotting HA3MY
II0I unclaimed assistance, self spotting IZ0PAU
IN3EIS self spotting
IQ5PO self spotting IU5ASA, IU5ASL, IU5BLZ, IU5CTX, IU5CZU, IU5FVE, IZ5NRF, IZ5UFR, IZ5EKX, IZ5RAQ, IZ5VCI, IZ5TIG, IZ5WAN, IK5MES, IK5ABG, IK5BCM, IK5NAW, I5WNN, I5OYY, I5NSR, I5KJB, IK5ZTW
IZ5WTV self spotting
IZ8IFL self spotting
J42T two signals, self spotting IK0EFR, SV2BFN, SV2BXZ, SV2CLJ, SV2DCD, SV2DSJ, SV2JAO, SV2NRU, SV5DKL, SV7CLI
LZ2JE use of assistance
M1U self spotting M0UTD
NP2P self spotting N2TTA
ON4MW use of assistance
R3GMT self spotting
R7AW use of assistance
R8LA self spotting
R8UT use of assistance
RK6CC use of assistance
RW3DU self spotting
RW9JZ use of assistance
RY3D self spotting, transmission >7200
S52NR self spotting
S54I self spotting S55X, S50SL, S51TS, S52ON, S55L, S55K, S55KM, S57FA, S55PV
SO4R self spotting SP4G, SP4TKR, SP4ETO, SP4JAE, SQ5CQ, SQ2NNN, SP2QOT, SP4JTE
SP5C self spotting
SP5DL use of assistance
SV9RGI self spotting
TG9ANF self spotting
UT2T self spotting UR5TEX
UT7E self spotting, two signals UR3EZ, UR5EAW, UR5ECW, UR5EFJ, UR5GDX, UR7EU, US3EO, UT5ECZ, UT4EO, UT5EL, UV5EOZ, UV5EUK
UZ4I self spotting, signal quality UR5IFB
YT1S self spotting YT5MM
YV4YC self spotting
Z62FB self spotting
ZP9MCE self spotting

Two logs were withdrawn before the 30 day deadline: DL2R, Z3B

Apr 3

After many years of effort and donations by individuals, the cost of producing and mailing certificates is no longer viable. As a result, CQ magazine has decided they will no longer provide paper certificates. All entries that were received by the log deadline may download their own certificate in electronic form from the score database on the cqww.com web site. It is easy to use this file to print your own certificate.

Late Logs

We have received a number of emails from participants asking why the certificate link does not appear for their call in the scores. This is because their entry was received after the 5 day deadline. Logs submitted after the deadline are scored and included in the results, but they are not eligible for awards and are not included in the score records.

Each log that is submitted replaces any previous log. Even if your original log was submitted on time, when you send a second log after the deadline, the new log will be used and will be marked as being late.

The goal of this rule is to encourage everyone to submit their log immediately after the contest. Do not spend time trying to fix errors or check QSL cards and then submit a cleaner log.  The purpose of the contest is to judge your accuracy during the contest – not after.

If you need an extension of the deadline, you can request it (before the deadline) by sending an email to questions@cqww.com.

If you need to make changes to your log information after the deadline, send them to questions@cqww.com and, if appropriate, we will correct the log for you without changing the submission date.

In CQ WW SSB 2015, we received a total of 8,254 logs.  There were 25 requests for extension of the deadline (all granted).  There were 621 logs received after the deadline and considered as late (7.5%).

 

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