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Jan 29

The results of the 2010 CQ WPX SSB Contest are now available on the CQ WPX Web site. Visitors can read the results article from CQ Magazine and search through the online score database. Check out the score records, which have also been updated.

Results http://www.cqwpx.com/results.htm

Online score database (with online certificates) http://www.cqwpx.com/score_db.htm

It was another record year for WPX SSB entries with almost 700 more logs than 2009.  All logs can be viewed at http://www.cqwpx.com/publiclogs/2010ph/

Log checking reports have been sent by email to everyone who submitted a log.  If you did not receive yours, please contact k5zd@cqwpx.com.

Paper certificates have been mailed to all category winners.  Plaques will be going out in the coming weeks.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and submitted a log. Can’t wait to see what better conditions will bring for both activity and log submissions this year. The WPX SSB Contest will be filling the HF bands with activity March 26-27, 2011. 

Jan 23

Everyone who submitted a log for the 2010 CQ WPX SSB Contest should have received an email with a link to their log checking report. The link uses an encrypted address so that only you will have access to your report. (You are welcome to share the link with others.)

The log check report is a text file that contains all the information about how your log was scored and any errors that were found. Sections include:

  • Scoring summary by band
  • List of calls not found in the other station’s log (Not in Log)
  • List of calls that were cross checked or judged to be incorrect (Bad calls)
  • List of calls that only you worked that were not removed from your log (Uniques)
  • Additional sections may list operating time or band change violations if they exist.

To provide additional feedback on your operation, the report also includes information on how your exchange and call was received by others.

  • List of stations that did not copy your exchange information correctly
  • List of stations that did not copy your call correctly

It can be shocking to see a log check report for the first time. Everyone makes errors.  The best ops have spent years improving their skills and learning a vocabulary of callsigns.  Study your errors and work to improve them in the next contest. 

To help you compare your results to those of top scorers, we have made a few log check reports public (including my own).

Note: Your browser may ask you if you want to download the file.  Select yes.  Then use any text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad to view the file.

Your email with link to the log checking report was sent to the email account you used to submit the log. If you included an email address in the EMAIL: field of your Cabrillo log file we sent one to that as well.  Using a valid email address to submit your log (or provide one in the log file) is very important.  We use that address if we need to contact you about your entry.

If you did not receive an email and would like to see your report please contact me at k5zd@cqwpx.com.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2010 CQ WPX SSB Contest.  Looking forward to seeing all of you in the WPX SSB contest March 26-27, 2011.

Thanks to David, K2DSL, for the programming work to make the log check report viewer and email sender.  Also thanks to George, K5TR, for his expert IT support assistance.  And of course, to Ken, K1EA, for the software that checks the logs and makes the reports.

Jan 7

The rules for the 2011 edition of the CQ WPX Contest are now available on the web site at www.cqwpx.com/rules. Please note the following changes:

  • Rule XIII is modified to adopt the yellow card and red card system introduced by the CQWW Contest for rule violations.
  • Paper logs should now be sent directly to the WPX Director instead of CQ Magazine.

There was considerable discussion around changes to the Club Competition rules but no decision was reached.  The Club rules remain the same for 2011.

We are pleased to provide the rules in English + 11 languages thanks to the following volunteers.
German – Wolfgang Schwarz, DK9VZ
Spanish – Pedro L. Vadillo, EA4KD
French – Jacques Saget, F6BEE
Japanese – Kazunori Watanabe, JK3GAD
Russian – Alex Tkatch, KU1CW
Chinese – Dai Dan, BD4WM
Czech-Slovak – Zdeněk Šebek, OK1DSZ
Greek – George Vlachopoulos, SV1RP
Italian – Bob Soro, I2WIJ
Portuguese – Marcos Vaz Nogueira, PY2WS
Swedish – Göran Fagerström, SM0DRD

Please let me know if you you have any feedback on the translations or would like to help with translation to other languages.

Hope to see everyone in the WPX SSB Contest the weekend of March 26-27, 2011. 


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