Useful Resources

CQ Zone Map

CQ Zone Map

Written Definitions of CQ Zones

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NG3K's Contest DXpedition Page

The CQ WW is about fun, learning and competition. Contesters love to go on DXpeditions to the far reaches of the planet. These DXpeditions make the contest more interesting and challenging for all of us.

Check out the planned DXpeditions for the upcoming CW contest on NG3K's web site at Amateur Radio Contesting Resources and Information.


CQ WW Webinar Oct 2012

The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) hosted a webinar: CQ WW Update 2012

CQ WW DX Contest Director Randy Thompson, K5ZD, provided an update on the status of the contest including new rules for 2012, log entry tips, fair play, and various other topics of interest. Questions were answered following the presentation.

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 19:00 UTC

Recording of Webinar

Pdf version of presentation


Hardware Lockout Devices

The CQ WW DX Contest rules prohibit more than one signal on the air at a time for Single Operator stations and one signal on a band for Multi-Operator stations. The best way to insure meeting these rules is by employing a physical interlock between the transmitters. See the links below for some ideas on how to do this.

1. Device by AD5X

2. Device by LZ2GL for LZ9W

3. Device for K3s by N6TV

4. Lockout device by W9ZRX for K3LR.

5. Lockout device by 4O3A.


World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF)

The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation ("WWROF"), a non-profit donor-supported organization, has committed to cover critical infrastructure expenses for the CQ family of contests. These include items such as:

Unpaid volunteers do all of the work. These individuals will continue to donate their time, but in many cases funding is need to cover expenses associated with these activities.

Please consider making a tax-deductible (for U.S. taxpayers) contribution to the WWROF at http://www.wwrof.org/content/donate.  Please indicate CQWW with your donation.


Other Resources

LogQSO.com (from Jim W7EJ)

Mapability.com (from Tim EI8IC)

CQWW Activity Analyzer (from Stan EI6DX)