Updated CQ Contest Policy for Entries from Russia/Belarus

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This updates and supersedes the policy discussion in the editorial of the September 2022 issue of CQ.

Sometimes, deadlines are your friends; sometimes not. This was a “not.” The deadline for the September issue of CQ arrived while spirited discussions were still taking place regarding possible updates to CQ’s policy regarding stations from Russia and Belarus competing in CQ contests. Since no agreement had been reached, it was decided to retain the policy as it had been since last spring. However, discussions continued and we have now agreed on several minor changes to the policy that will broaden participation in our contests while still joining with sporting federations around the world to condemn the invasion of Ukraine. The updated policy follows, which supersedes that published in the September issue of CQ. – The editors

 1) Effective with the upcoming CQ WW RTTY DX contest on September 24-25, 2022, and all CQ contests going forward, we will resume accepting Russian/Belorussian log entries as regular logs, publish their scores and credit QSOs/points/multipliers in all related logs.

 2) However, plaques will not be awarded to otherwise-eligible Russian/Belorussian stations. In the event that one of these stations has the top score in a given category, the plaque will be awarded to the top-scoring non-Russian/Belorussian entry in that category.

 3) Online certificates will not be awarded to any Russian/Belorussian entry, either as a participant award or based on ranking.

 4) CQ will identify partners with which to initiate a humanitarian program to support the people of Ukraine. This effort will occur either in collaboration with current activities or be entirely new. Details of this program will be announced as they develop.

 5) Specifics of this policy are subject to future review as developments may warrant.

Raw Scores for the 2021 CQ WPX CW Contest

The raw scores for the 2021 CQ WPX CW contest are now available online at < https://www.cqwpx.com/raw.htm?mode=cw >.

The raw scores are calculated prior to log checking. This should give participants a good indication of their category placement at the World, Continent, or Country level.  Score reductions of 2% to 15% (or more) are possible, so the log checking process must be completed before final results can be announced.

Please check that your entry is in the correct category. Report any errors or questions to < director@cqwpx.com >. Do NOT resubmit your log to ‘fix’ any problems!

Over 6,500 operators participated in CQ WPX CW in 2021; this is the highest participation level ever recorded.  Thank you for submitting your log!


CQ WPX Contest Committee

Some WPX Statistics

This was shared on the Yankee Clipper Contest Club email list on May 26, 2021, by Ray Conrad NM2O. Reprinted here with his permission.

There are 930 possible USA Prefixes, that’s for continental and offshore. Some like KP1 or KP5 are not active now. The rarest are in Alaska where there is only one WL2 and two WL3 calls. If we back out about 48 offshore prefixes, it’s about 880 in the lower 48. Someone with WPX honor roll might know if a prefix like NP1 or WP1 was ever issued.

In most districts, there are at least 22 calls assigned in each prefix where it’s mostly 2×1.

Some prefixes have thousands of calls where it can have 2×1, 2×2 and 2×3. KA1 has 5204 hits.

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