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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 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 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%).

Apr 18

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 2014.

Disqualifications

Entrant (Operator) Violation
CT1FHL unclaimed assistance, self-spotting
DJ9ZB unclaimed assistance
E74Y unclaimed assistance
EN0U (UT5UDX) two signals, self-spotting, transmitting above 7200
EU6ML unclaimed assistance
F4BHW unclaimed assistance, self-spotting
F4FLQ unclaimed assistance, self-spotting
F4GVZ unclaimed assistance
HG1S* time shifting to meet band change rule
HG3M (HA3MY) unclaimed assistance, power, self-spotting
IK4DCX unclaimed assistance
IT9ESW unclaimed assistance
IZ7DMT unclaimed assistance
N3IQ (ND3F) unclaimed assistance
R3BM unclaimed assistance
R4WDX unclaimed assistance
RT4F (RK4FU) unclaimed assistance
RT6A** time shifting to meet band change rule
RX1CQ unclaimed assistance
SN5X (SP5GRM) unclaimed assistance
SP3PWL unclaimed assistance
UA5B unclaimed assistance
UA9JDP unclaimed assistance
YT7A (YU7BJ) unclaimed assistance

*HG1S (HA1TJ, HA1DAI, HA1DAC, HA6NF, HA7PL, HA8DM, HA1DAE)

** RT6A (R7AA, UA7C, UA6YW, RL3DR, RU6AX)

Warnings

Warnings are issued when a possible violation is detected, but there is not sufficient grounds to justify a disqualification -OR- when we want to make entrants aware that they will be under more scrutiny in the future.

Entrant (Operator) Violation
DJ7MH self-spotting
DM4X wide signal
NP2P (N2TTA) transmitting outside of license limitations
RT4F (RK4FU) wide signal
UW2M (UR0MC) wide signal

We saw a big increase in the number of stations from IARU Region 1 that were calling and working stations above 7200 Khz.  Using the SDR recordings (not frequencies in the logs), we verified over 100 stations transmitting outside the amateur band.  Many are probably the result of clicking on DX Cluster spots or simply following the lead of others that are breaking the rules. We have decided to issue warnings to all stations with 2 or more occurrences as a first step. In addition to the warning, any QSOs above 7200 were removed from scoring. Next year we may take more aggressive action if this behavior continues.

Entrant (Operator) Violation
9A3B (9A2VR) transmission above 7200
E74EBL transmission above 7200
9K2HN transmission above 7200
CN2R transmission above 7200
CR6K transmission above 7200
CR6P transmission above 7200
CT1EAV transmission above 7200
DP6T transmission above 7200
E79D transmission above 7200
EA3VN transmission above 7200
ED1B transmission above 7200
ED1R transmission above 7200
EE5T transmission above 7200
II2A transmission above 7200
IK2YCW transmission above 7200
IO5O transmission above 7200
IQ2MI transmission above 7200
IR4M transmission above 7200
IW2HAJ transmission above 7200
IZ2ODM transmission above 7200
IZ8EPX transmission above 7200
LZ5K transmission above 7200
LZ5R transmission above 7200
OE5T transmission above 7200
RA3OA transmission above 7200
SK3W transmission above 7200
SO4R transmission above 7200
SO9T transmission above 7200
UP2L transmission above 7200
UT1AA transmission above 7200
UT2UU transmission above 7200
UW7W transmission above 7200
OH0Z transmission above 7200
SV8/HA5OV transmission above 7200
TM1A transmission above 1850

 

Updated May 2, 2015

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