One of the things we do as part of the log checking for CQ WW is download the FCC license data on Sunday evening of the contest. We then use this info to check for QSOs with non-existant callsigns. Steve, N8BJQ, used this data to calculate the license class for USA entrants in the 2018 contests.Continue reading “FCC License Class of USA Entrants in CQ WW 2018”
The final score shown in the Log Checking Reports (LCR) does not always match the score you see in the CQWW.com on-line scores database. We are now aware of this issue and will address it soon. The scores in the on-line database at cqww.com are correct.Continue reading “2017 CQWW SSB Known Issues”
The CQWW contest committee, specifically, the log checking sub-group, uses many tools to scrutinize all logs. One of the tools is used to establish Benchmarks across various parameters. Benchmarking only establishes expected “norms” by comparing logs to each other. One potential issue with Benchmarking is that if everybody cheats, then everybody still “looks normal.” Fortunately, the vast majority do not cheat.
CQWW has decided to pilot making one of our benchmarking tools public. The expectation is that more reviewers will result in wider and faster identification of potential issues (flags).Continue reading “Crowd-sourcing for identifying outliers in CQWW logs”
We received some comments that indicated that we make available the Raw Scores for the Overlays. This was not previously available. We are pleased to announce that this is now available for CQWW 2017, SSB and CW.Continue reading “Overlay Raw Scores now available”