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May 25

The complete listing of high claimed scores for the CQ WPX Contest SSB 2009 are now available at http://www.cqwpx.com/claimed_2009_wpx_ssb_scores.htm.

Scores shown are those claimed by the participants.  Not all scores are calculated correctly. For logs where an entrant did not provide a claimed score we have substituted their calculated score before checking.

The purpose of the high claimed scores is to give entrants an opportunity to confirm that their entry has been submitted in the correct category and to get a first look at the competition.  Please send any corrections or questions to k5zd@cqwpx.com.

We received 3985 logs by the May 15 log submission deadline. When the paper logs are received from CQ Magazine I am confident we will have set an all time log submission record and exceeded the goal of 4000 logs received!  Thanks to all of you who participated in the contest.  Logs are still welcome to ssb@cqwpx.com.

May 17

Lots of people who enter a contest would love to receive a certificate for their efforts.  Unfortunately, it is too expensive to mail one to everyone, so we have had to limit providing certificates just to those who won their region and category.

I am pleased to announce that all participants of the WPX Contest SSB/CW for 2007-2008 can now download electronic versions of their certificates in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.  This will enable you to print out your certificate on your own color printer.  Simply go to the on-line searchable score database and search for your score.  Then click on the [cert] link to generate the pdf file.  Your browser may pop-up a security warning, which you will need to accept, before the file will download to your computer.

All electronic certificates include the operator list, category, score, and country ranking.  An additional ranking is included for scores in the world top 50 for the entrant’s category.

Special thanks to Tom Morrison, K5TM, for his assistance in the programming to enable the new certificates. With so many variations of calls and categories, please let me know if you find anything that doesn’t look right.


May 2

I am pleased to report that just 30 days after the contest we have already passed the log submission record from WPX SSB 2008 with 3800 logs received.  We are still waiting for the paper logs to be forwarded from CQ Magazine headquarters. Thanks to all of you for participating in the contest!

We will continue to accept logs sent to ssb@cqwpx.com.  The more logs we have, the better the log checking. 

I understand that not everyone is familiar with how to make the Cabrillo log format that we use for processing the logs.  If you have your log in ADIF or some other electronic format, contact me at k5zd@cqwpx.com and we will figure out a way to convert your log and get it submitted.

If you submitted a log and did not receive an acknowledgement from the robot, then your log may not have been received.  All logs in our system are listed on the logs received page at http://www.cqwpx.com/logs_received_ssb.htm

Time to start planning for WPX CW.  Due to a calendar quirk, the WPX CW will not be on the same weekend as the Memorial Day holiday in the USA.  Hope that enables more people to participate in the contest. 


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