The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.
SSB: October 28 - 29, 2023
CW: November 25 - 26, 2023
Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday
Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday
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Online certificates are available for all past CQ WW contests. Use the search to find your call in the database. Then click on the [Cert] link to view the certificate in pdf format.
Log checking reports are available for all entrants. A link to the report is sent by email after April 1 for SSB and May 1 for CW. If you did not receive yours, please contact us through the Contact Form.
SSB is always the last full weekend of October.
2024: October 26 - 27
2025: October 25 - 26
2026: October 24 - 25
CW is always the last full weekend of November.
2024: November 23 - 24
2025: November 29 - 30
2026: November 28 - 29
CQ WW RTTY contest, held the last full weekend of September each year, is the world's most popular digital mode contest. While it has many similarities, there are different scoring and multiplier rules. Visit cqwwrtty.com for more information.