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Apr 24

Remote operations are growing in popularity and it is likely that there will be significant remote station activity in WPX CW 2020.

Please be aware that operators using remote stations based in the USA must hold US licenses.  The following guidance comes from Scot Stone, Deputy Chief, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC:

“Reciprocal authority does not authorize remote control, even when you are in the United States… Remote control of a transmitter located in the United States requires a license from the FCC, regardless of where you are located.”

Bottom line – You need a USA license in order to remotely operate a transmitter in the United States.

Jan 13

The updated rules for the 2013 WPX Contest (SSB/CW) are now available on the web site at http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm.

The English version shows the changes marked in red text. A brief summary of the changes:

IV(c) – Clarifies that power is measured at the output of the transmitter/amplifier.

IV(f) – Adds text that prohibits use of remote receivers away from the operating site.

IV(h) – New rule that requires stations using more than one transmitter on a band to have a mechanical lockout in order to prevent more than one transmitted signal at a time.

IV(i) – New rule that prohibits correction of call signs after the contest by using outside databases or other sources of information.

VB(c) – Adds QRP Assisted category.

XI(b) and (c) – Clarifies how club scores will be counted for DXpeditions and multi-operator stations.

XI(f) – Provides new address for mailing paper logs.

XV – The log deadline is now 5 days after the end of the contest.

If you have questions about the rules, please visit the WPX Rules FAQ page. If you can’t find the answer there you can send your question to questions@cqwpx.com.

The rules are available in English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Portuguese.  Special thanks to the translators who have helped to make the rules available in other languages.

  • German – Wolfgang Schwarz, DK9VZ
  • Spanish – Pedro L. Vadillo, EA4KD
  • French – Jacques Saget, F6BEE
  • Russian – Vladimir Sidarau, VE3IAE
  • Arabic – Ashraf Chaabane, KF5EYY
  • Chinese – Dai Dan, BD4WM
  • Japanese – Kazunori Watanabe, JK3GAD
  • Italian – Roberto (Bob) Soro, I2WIJ
  • Portuguese – Marcos Vaz Nogueira, PY2WS

Please send any comments or corrections about the translations to director@cqwpx.com.


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