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Jun 17

On May 31 the CQ WW DX Contest Committee released a preliminary draft of the 2013 contest rules and asked for public review and comment. We are very happy with the interest and feedback that we have received.

We have made enough changes based on the feedback that we want to release a second draft in order for review.

Click here to download the draft rules in Adobe pdf format: cqww_rules_2013_public_draft_17Jun2013 (217Kb)

All changes are marked in red.

  • Notable items include:
  • Additional definition of “one radio” for new Classic overlay
  • Separation of Club competition into USA and International. International club members can now come from within the same country plus within a 275 Km radius circle.
  • Added a new section for definition of key terms.
  • Removed rule about call sign must indicate country.
  • Removed rule about CQ WW observer program

Click here to download the draft rules in Adobe pdf format: cqww_rules_2013_public_draft_17Jun2013 (217Kb)

Please send any comments or feedback to questions@cqww.com by June 25, 2013. The final version of the rules will be released in early July.

Randy Thompson

Director – CQ WW DX Contest


Jun 9

In March 2013 the CQ WW Committee conducted a survey of CQ WW DX Contest participants. The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback about the contest and opinions of operators from around the world.

An invitation to take the survey was sent to 10,000 email addresses (highest scores from the 13,000 log submissions). The survey was also announced on the cq-contest reflector and was forwarded among contest operators and clubs.

At the close of the survey on March 29, 2013 there were 6402 responses with at least 1 question answered.  4801 were able to complete all of the questions.  Even though this was a non-scientific survey, we are comfortable that the high response rate provides a representative sample of the CQ WW participant population.

In addition to the statistics generated from the responses it was the additional comments that were most interesting. They provide a deeper understanding of how CQ WW participants see the rules, the state of the contest, and of each other. The result was 222 pages of complaints, comments, suggestions and other feedback. This input had a direct influence on the new rules that are currently under review.

As a service to the contest community we are pleased to share the results of the survey. You can download a file with the results and comments at the link below.

2013_CQWWDX_Contest_Survey_27Apr2013.pdf (2.45Mb)

Please direct any questions about the survey to questions@cqww.com.

Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey.


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