Correction to CQWW CW 2020 Results

After the results for the CQ WW CW 2020 Contest were published, feedback from a few stations uncovered a small scoring error in our software. This error caused some stations not to get zone multiplier credit if the only zone 5 station they worked was in the Canadian Maritimes. We said it was a small error!

There were 817 scores that went up (out of 9103 entries). Most gained one extra zone multiplier. We want everyone to get full credit for the score they earned, so we have updated the online database with the corrected scores.

The log checking reports have also been updated. You can see the revised LCR using the same encrypted link you received in your email.

We apologize for the error and appreciate your understanding.

DX entities submitting CQWW logs by year 1948-2020

The charts below show the number of DXCC entities that submitted logs for each year of the CQ WW DX Contest. The growth is evident as travel increased activity and electronic logs made it easier to submit.

The Covid-19 impact is clear in the steep drop of 50 entities from 2019 to 2020. It gives a good indication of just how many expeditions there are each year!

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Certificates and other changes

We have made some changes to the CQ WW Contest online score reporting to support requests we have received from participants.

Electronic certificates are now available back to 1976. The older certificates have the appropriate signatures for the contest director and CQ magazine editor.

The online score data originally was set to only show 100 scores per page. A new drop down has been added to allow selection of 100, 500, or 10,000 scores per page. We hope this will make it easier for those who want to review more scores just by scrolling down the page.

It is now possible to download the online scores in a tab delimited file. The export includes all information from the database. You can trigger the download through the link at the bottom of the page (“Export selected data as tab delimited file”). The file will contain all entries that meet the filter criteria set at the top of the page. Note, there is currently a limit of 50,000 records for this export. You will need to make multiple filters with separate downloads to overcome this limitation.

2020 CQ WW CW Raw Scores Available

We are happy to announce that the raw scores for the 2020 CQ WW CW Contest are now available. This includes 9001 entries received by 1800z December 6, 2020.

The raw scores are the calculated score before any log checking or other adjustments are made. These scores may not match what you submitted exactly as our country file may be different than yours and you may have some QSOs where the call/country could not be determined.

These are NOT the final results.  Scores may change by 5-10% (or more) depending on the log checking.  Final results will appear in the April 2021 issue of CQ Magazine.

Please submit any questions about the raw scores at: