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Jan 1

Last week, we looked at SSB High Power, SOAB.  This time we do the same, but for SOAB Low Power.

The two tables below show all continental data for SOAB Low Power.

The graphic below shows only AS, EU, and NA because of the higher volume of entrants.

The trend is similar to what was found for High Power.

Next time, we’ll look at CW.

Please note the scale for the Y axis (above).


Dec 24

The CQWW Contest committee is busy working on the 2016 logs.

While that is going on, we thought it would be interesting to look at the trend in the single-op, all band, high power category.  Some tell us that this is where the “real” competition is.

This study is limited to Europe and North American, because those two continents represent the majority of entrants.  Please see the table below, which tracks the percent of entrants, by continent, who claimed Assisted.

2010 43% 46%
2011 44% 47%
2012 52% 52%
2013 49% 57%
2014 56% 60%
2015 57% 62%
2016 57% 65%

CQ WW SSB Single Operator Assisted Entries

Nov 8

Just 8.5 days after the end of the 2016 CQ WW DX Contest Phone, we are happy to report that the raw scores for all entries received by 8Nov2016 1200z are available on the web site.


The raw scores are the calculated score before any log checking or other adjustments are made. These scores may not match what you submitted exactly as our country file may be different than yours and you may have some QSOs where the call/country could not be determined.

These are NOT the final results.  Scores may change by 5-10% (or more) depending on the log checking.  Final results will appear in the March 2017 issue of CQ Magazine.

Please send any questions about the raw scores to questions@cqww.com.


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

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