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CQ World Wide DX Contest

CQ WW Rules 1999

Rules CQ World Wide DX Contest 1999

SSB: October 30, 0000UTC - 31, 2400UTC
CW : November 27, 0000UTC - 28, 2400UTC

[Blue colored + under lined sections were modified in '99]

I. OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world to contact other
amateurs in as many zones and countries as possible.

II. BANDS: All bands, 1.8 through 28, except for the WARC bands.

III.TYPE OF COMPETITION (choose only one)
      For all categories: All entrants must operate within the
limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that
could impact their submitted score. Transmitters and receivers must
be located within a 500 meter diameter circle or within the
property limits of the station licensee's address, whichever is
greater. All antennas used by the entrant must be physically
connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the
entrant. Only the entrants call sign can be used to aid the
entrants score. A different callsign must be used for each CQ WW

A. Single Operator Categories: Single band or all band; only one
signal allowed at any time; the operator can change bands at any
     1. Single Operator High. Those stations at which one person
performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. The
use of DX alerting assistance of any kind places the station in the
Single Operator Assisted category.
     2. Single Operator Low. Same as III.A.(1) except that the
output power shall not exceed 100 watts (see rule XI. 11).
     3. Single Operator QRPp. Same as III.A.(1) except that the
power output must not exceed 5 watts (see rule XI.11).

B. Single Operator Assisted. Same as III.A.(1), except the passive
(self-spotting not allowed) use of DX spotting nets is allowed.

C. Multi-Operator (all band operation only).
     1. Single Transmitter, only one transmitter and one band
permitted during any 10 minute period defined as starting with the
first logged QSO on a band.  Exception: One-and only one-other band
may be used during any 10 minute period if-and only if-the station
worked is a new multiplier. Logs found in violation of the 10
minute rule will be automatically reclassified as multi-multi.
     2. Multi-Transmitter: No limit to transmitters but only one
signal and running station allowed per band.

      A team consists of any five radio amateurs operating in any
single operator category. A person can be on only one team per
mode. Competing on a team will not prevent any team member from
submitting his personal score for a radio club.  A team score will
be the sum of all the team member scores.  SSB and CW teams are
totally separate. That is, a member of a SSB team can be on a
totally different CW team. A list of a team's members must be
received at CQ Headquarters by the time the contest begins. Mail or
FAX the list to CQ, Att: Team Contest, 76 North Broadway,
Hicksville, NY 11801 U.S.A.: FAX 516-681-2926 or emai to
. Awards will be given to the top team on each

IV. NUMBER EXCHANGE: Phone: RS report plus zone(i.e.,5705).
                     C.W.: RST report plus zone(i.e.,57905).

V. MULTIPLIER: Two types of multiplier will be used.
     1. A multiplier of one (1) for each different zone contacted
        on each band.

     2. A multiplier of one (1) for each different country
contacted on each band. Stations are permitted to contact their own
country and zone for multiplier credit.  The CQ WAZ definitions,
DXCC country list, WAE country list, and WAC boundaries are
standards. Maritime mobile stations count only for a zone

     1. Contacts between stations on different continents are worth
three (3) points.

     2. Contacts between stations on the same continent but
different countries, one(1) point.  Exception: For north American
stations only, contacts between stations within  the North American
boundaries count two (2) points.

     3. Contacts between stations in the same country are permitted
for zone or country multiplier credit but have zero (0) point

VII. SCORING: All stations: the final score is the result of the
total QSO points multiplied by the sum of your zone and country
        Example: 1000 QSO points x 100 multiplier (30 Zones + 70
Countries) = 100,000 (final score).

VIII. AWARDS: First place certificates will be awarded in each
category listed under Sec.III in every participating country and in
each call area of the United States, Canada, European Russia, Spain
and Japan. All scores will be published.  To be eligible for an
award, a single Operator station must show a minimum of 12 hours of
operation.  Multi-operator stations must operate a minimum of 24
hours.  A single-band log is eligible for a single-band award only.
If a log contains more than one band it will be judged as an
all-band entry, unless specified otherwise. In countries or
sections where the returns justify, 2nd and 3rd place awards will
be made. All certificates and plaques will be issued to the
licensee of the station used.

IX. Trophies & Plaques (Donors)

The Trophy list as of Sept 1998

      World: Dave Rosen, K2GM - WA2RAU Memorial World Low Power: Slovenia Contest club World-QRP: Lew Sayre, W7EW World Assisted: Snake River Contest Club U.S.A: Potomac Valley R.C. - KC8C Memorial U.S.A. Low Power: North Coast Contesters U.S.A. Zone 3: Bill Fisher, W4AN U.S.A. Zone 4: Bill Fisher, W4AN Canada: Niagara Frontier Int'l DX Assoc - VE3WT Memorial Caribbean/C.A.: Alex M. Kasevich, VP2MM Europe: Potomac Valley R.C.- W4BVV Memorial Europe-Low Power: Scott Jones, N3RA & Tim Duffy,K3LR Scandinavia: Charles Weir Jr., W6UM - Charles Weir Sr.,W3FYS Memorial Africa: Gordon Marshall, W6RR Asia: 2 AM Dayton Pizza Gang Japan: Japan Crazy Contesters Club Oceania: Northern California DX Club South America: Yankee Clipper Contest Club South America, Mainland: Jose Bachmann, ZP6CC & Cesar Ivaldi, ZP5K
      World-28MHz: Joel Chalmers, KG6DX World-21MHz: Robert Naumann, N5NJ World-14MHz: North Jersey DX Assn.- K2HLB Memorial World-7MHz: Fred Laun, K3ZO - K7ZZ Memorial World-3.8MHz: Fred Capossela, K6SSS World-1.8MHz: Bob Wruble, W7GG USA-28MHz: Donald Thomas, N6DT USA-21MHz: David Hueben, KB0ISS USA-14MHz: Southern California DX Club USA-7MHz: Stanley Cohen, W8QDQ USA-3.8MHz: Arnold Tamchin, W2HCW USA-1.8MHz: CQ Magazine Carib./C.A.: Snake River Contest Club Europe-28MHz: Chod Harris, VP2ML Europe-21MHz: Tine Brajnik, S50A Europe-14MHz: A.G. Anderson, GM3BCL Europe-7MHz: Roger Burt, N4ZC Europe-3.8MHz: Marconi Contest Club - I3MAU Memorial Europe-1.8 MHz: Robert Kasca, S53R Oceania: Bruce D. Lee, KD6WW Japan-21MHz: DX Family Foundation Japan-14MHz: Take Yokoyama, JL1BLW
    Multi-Operator, Single Transmitter
      World: So. Calif. DX Club - W6AM Memorial U.S.A.: Carolina DX Association Europe: Bob Cox, K3EST Carib./C.A.: Eric Scace, K3NA Oceania: Junichi Tanaka, JH4RHF Africa: CQ Magazine South America: Victor Burns, KI6IM South America, Mainland: T.Zappini, ZP5AZL & R. Bellucci, ZP5XF Asia: Edward Campbell, AH2BE
    Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter
      World: Dave & Barb Lesson, W6NL & K6BL U.S.A.: Paul Hellenberg, K4JA Europe: Finnish Amateur Radio League Japan: Ryozo Goto, JH3JYS
    Contest Expeditions
      World-Single Operator: National Capitol DXA - W2GHK Memorial World Multi-Single: Dieter Loffler, DK9KD - DJ3NG & DJ4EI Memorial World Multi-Multi: Tachio Yuasa, JA9VDA
    Special-Single Operator Award
      World-All Band Under 21 years old: Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ World-All Band YL: Yutaka Tanaka, JH3DPB - KA6V Memorial
    Single Operator, All Band
      World:Albert Kahn, K4FW - W9IOP Memorial World Low Power: Slovenia Contest Club World Assisted - Snake River Contest Club World QRPp: Gene Walsh, N2AA U.S.A: Frankford Radio Club U.S.A. Low Power: North Coast Contesters U.S.A. Zone 4: - Bill Fisher, W4AN U.S.A. Zone 3: - Bill Fisher, W4AN Canada: James Fisher Jr., VE1JF Caribbean/C.A.: Chuck Shinn, W7MAP Europe: Edward Bissell, W3AU Europe Low Power: Scott Jones,WR3G & Tim Duffy,K3LR Africa: Gordon Marshall, W6RR Asia: Chuck Shinn, W7MAP Japan: Japan Crazy Contesters Club Oceania: Peahi Contest Club So.Amer.: Venezuela DX Club
    Single Operator, Single Band
      World-28MHz: Joel Chalmers, KG6DX World-21MHz: Don Busick, K5AAD - N5JJ Memorial World-14MHz: North Jersey DX Assn.- W2JT Memorial World-7MHz: Alex M. Kasevich, VP2MM/W4 World-3.8MHz: Fred Capossela, K6SSS World-1.8MHz: Kenneth Byers, Jr., K4TEA USA-28MHz: CQ Magazine USA-21MHz: Wayne Carroll, W4MPY USA-14MHz: Northern Illinois DX Association USA-7MHz: Jan Perkins, N6AW - W6AM Memorial USA-3.5MHz: Bill Feidt, NG3K USA-1.8MHz: Dave Patton, NT1N & Mark Obermann, AG9A Canada: Radio Amateurs of Canada Carib./C.A.: Snake River Contest Club Europe-28MHz: Jay Pryor, K4OGG Europe-21MHz: Robert Naumann, N5NJ Europe-14MHz: Maud Slater - G3FXB Memorial Europe-7MHz: Ivo Pezer, T93A/5B4ADA Europe-3.5MHz: Frankford Radio Club - K3VW Memorial Europe-1.8MHz: Pat Barkey, N9RV & Terry Zivney, N4TZ Japan-21MHz: DX Family Foundation Japan-14MHz: Mitsuhiro Nishimura, JA7WME
    Multi-Operator, Single Transmitter
      World: Anthony Susen, W3AOH U.S.A.: Douglas Zwiebel, KR2Q Canada: Eastern Canadian DX Assn. Carib./C.A.: Octorino G. Villa, PY2KC Africa: Harry Booklan, RA3AUU Europe: Bob Cox, K3EST Oceania & Asiatic Pacific Rim: Junichi Tanaka, JH4RHF South America: Tyler Stewart, K3MM Asia: Steve Merchant, K6AW
    Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter
      World: Douglas Zwiebel, KR2Q - Hazard Reeves, K2GL Memorial World-SSB/CW Combined: Alpha/Power, Inc. U.S.A.: Bob Ferrero, W6RJ - N6RJ Memorial Europe: Finnish Amateur Radio League Japan: Ryozo Goto, JH3JYS
    Contest Expeditions
      World-Single-Opr.: Yankee Clipper Contest Club World Multi-Single: Carl Cook, AI6V World Multi-Multi: Bill Schneider, K2TT
    Special-Single Operator Award
      World-SSB/CW Combined: Hrane Milosevic, YT1AD World-All Band-Under 21 years old: Chuck Shinn, W7MAP
      World SSB/CW: CQ Magazine - W1WY Memorial Non-USA SSB/CW: No.Calif. Contest Club - N6AUV Memorial
A station winning a World Trophy will not be considered for a sub- area award. The trophy will be awarded to the runner-up in that area. X. CLUB COMPETITION: 1. The club must be a local group and not a national organization. 2. Participation is limited to members operating within a local geographic area defined as within a 275 km radius from center of club area (except for DXpeditions especially organized for operation in the contest: club contributions of DXpedition scores are percentaged to the number of club members on the DXpedition). 3. To be listed, a minimum of 3 logs must be received from a club and an officer of the club must submit a list of participating members and their scores, both on phone and c.w. XI. LOG INSTRUCTIONS: 1. All times must be in GMT. 2. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. 3. Indicate zone and country multiplier only the FIRST TIME it is worked on each band. 4. Logs must be checked for duplicated contacts, correct QSO points and multipliers. Submitted logs must have duplicate contacts clearly shown. 5. We prefer an electronic log. The Committee REQUIRES an electronic log for any possible high score. DISKS: If you use a computer please send your IBM, MS-DOS compatible computer disks. A disk containing your files may be submitted in lieu of a paper log. All disks MUST be accompanied by a PAPER summary sheet satisfying all logging instructions. Label your disk clearly with YOUR CALL, files included, the mode (SSB or CW), and your category. The format we require is your CT.ALL file, for example HS0AC.ALL, N6TR.DAT, NA.PRN. Please name your files correctly (for example HS0AC.ALL). E-MAIL required content: (1) a SUMMARY SHEET in plain-text ASCII, and (2) your LOG in plain-text ASCII. These files may be sent in either one message or in separate messages. Be sure to put the STATION CALLSIGN, the MODE and your CATEGORY in the "Subject:" line of each message. Your log should be sent in plain-text ASCII format. Every logging programs are: CT = YOURCALL.ALL, NA = YOURCALL.PRN, and TR = YOURCALL.DAT. Acceptable submissions can also include all other fixed-column ASCII formats. If you must send a binary file, it will have to be encoded. All popular encoding schemes are acceptable, including UUencode, Base64, and BinHex. Your software may automatically encode your log as an attachment. Your email log will automatically be acknowledged by the CQ WW server. You will also receive a personal access code by the server. Use this code to view your log for completeness and later to retrieve your computer analysis. If we have trouble reading your file, we may ask you to send a disk. Submit your CQ WW SSB log to <ssb@cqww.com> and your CQ WW CW log to <cw@cqww.com>. 6. Use a separate sheet for each band. 7. Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all scoring information, category of competition, contestant's name and address in BLOCK LETTERS, and a signed declaration that all contest rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been observed. 8. Sample log and summary sheets and zone maps are available from CQ. A large self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage or IRC's must accompany your request. If official forms are not available, make up your own 80 contacts to the page on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. 9. All entrants are required to submit cross-check sheets (an alphabetical list of calls worked) for each band on which 200 or more QSOs were made. All other entrants are encouraged to submit cross-check sheets. 10. Duplicate contacts and broken QSOs penalty: three (3) additional contacts removed. 11. QRPp and low power stations must indicate same on their summary sheets and state the actual maximum power output used, with a signed declaration. XII. DISQUALIFICATION: Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant, or the rules of the contest; unsportsmanlike conduct; taking credit for excessive duplicate contacts; unverifiable QSOs; or unverifiable multipliers will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. Incorrectly logged calls will be counted as unverifiable contacts. An entrant whose log is deemed by the Committee to contain a large number of discrepancies may be disqualified from eligibility for an award, both as a participant operator or station, for one year. If an operator is disqualified a second time within 5 years, he will be ineligible for any CQ contest awards for 3 years. The use by an entrant of any non-amateur means such as telephones, telegrams, internet, or the use of packet to SOLICIT contacts during the contest is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification. Actions and decisions of the CQ Contest Committee are official and final. XIII. DEADLINE: 1. All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than December 1,1999for the Phone section and January 15,2000 for the CW section. Indicate Phone or CW on the envelope, disk or e-mail. 2. An extension of up to one month may be given if requested by letter or other means. The granted extension must be confirmed by letter or e-mail sent to the CONTEST DIRECTOR, must state a legitimate reason, and the request must be received before the log mailing deadline. Logs postmarked after the extension deadline will be listed in the results but will be declared ineligible for an award. Both Phone and CW logs should be sent to CQ Magazine, 25 Newbridge Rd, Hicksville, NY 11801 USA



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