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Oct 31

I hope everyone found time to get on the air last weekend and enjoy the amazing conditions and DX activity from around the world in the CQWW DX Phone Contest. Some pretty amazing scores out there, but most of all, a lot of logbooks full of DX!

Just 48 hours after the end of the contest, we have already received approximately 5100 logs!

The log deadline for the CQ WW is now only 5 days after the end of the contest. If you will be submitting a log please do it now.  You can email your Cabrillo format log to ssb@cqww.com.

A more user friendly submission method is to use the new web page that will check your entry before it is submitted to the robot.  Go to http://www.cqww.com/logcheck/ and upload or paste your log into the box. Any formatting errors will be immediately reported to you.  Fix them right there on the page and resubmit.  Once the log is ready to go, simply enter your email address and hit the submit button.  You will receive a confirmation by email from the robot within a few minutes.

Want to make sure your log was received?  Visit the logs received page at http://www.cqww.com/logs_received_ssb.htm to see a real-time updated list of all logs that have been submitted.  (You can follow the number of logs submitted at the top of the page.)  Sort the list by Club name to see if all of your members have submitted their log or spelled the club name correctly.  If not, they can still correct that and submit their log again before the deadline.

No matter how many contacts you made we would appreciate receiving your log.  It helps us with the log checking and let’s CQ Magazine know how much you enjoy the contest.

Thanks for getting on the air and making the CQWW so exciting and enjoyable for everyone.


CQ WW Contest Committee

Oct 24

Rick, ZL2HAM, created the map below of the log submissions for CQ WW Phone 2011.

The smallest dots represent 1 or 2 stations at the same location; the next size up is 3 to 9 stations, then 10 to 99, then 100 or more (grouping tends to happen when the only lat/lon data available is at a country or region level). Click on any image to view full size.

Log entries CQ WW SSB 2011


CQ WW Phone 2011 Log entries from Europe



CQ WW Phone 2011 Log entries from USA

Oct 23

The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) hosted a webinar entitled CQ WW Update 2012 on October 21, 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.

The Webinar was recorded and can be viewed at:  http://wwrof.org/webinars/webinar/

Randy’s PowerPoint slides have been posted to:  http://www.cqww.com/images/CQ_WW_webinar_2012_web_version.pdf

Oct 15

There are a number of rule changes that have been introduced for 2012.

Quick summary:

Rule XIV: All entries must be sent WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest.

Rule III.13: Post-contest correcting of call signs by using any database, recordings or confirming QSOs is not allowed.

Rule XII.2: All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. In addition to the number exchange, the call sign sent by an entrant during a completed exchange, must be logged as sent by the entrant. All QSO exchanges must be logged upon QSO completion.

Rule XIII.3: Unsportsmanlike conduct can be grounds for action by the CQ WW CC. Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct includes but are not limited to…..post-contest modification of a log by using data sources to correct call sign/exchange errors

Rule III.2 – You must not exceed the total output power limitation of your chosen category on any band. Total output power on any band at any time is measured at the output of the active amplifier(s).

Rule III.14 – All competitors are expected to have read and to comply with the rules of the chosen category. The entrant agrees that any violation of CQ WW contest rules makes the entrant subject to either a red or yellow card (see rule XIII).

Rule XII.2 – …All QSO exchanges must be logged upon QSO completion.

An explanation of the changes can be seen at http://www.cqww.com/rules_2012changes.htm

View the complete rules at http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm

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