WPX SSB 2011 Sets New Record for Logs

We are pleased to announce that the 2011 WPX SSB Contest has set another record for number of log submissions with 5,139 logs received — an increase of 381 (+8%) over last year’s record of 4,758. [See the activity chart to view how WPX log submissions are taking off.]

As always, the growth in log submissions doesn’t happen without the help of a number of volunteers.

Igor, UA4FER, took on the job of encouraging Russian contesters to submit their WPX SSB logs. This effort has been expanded for the CW contest.

The new log check and log submission web page designed by Tzetzo, LZ2FQ, has been a great help. Now people can submit their log and get instant feedback on any errors. They can correct the log and then submit direct to the robot. We encourage everyone to use this page to submit their log for future WPX contests.

We received 58 paper logs representing 8,728 QSOs. Thanks to AE6Y, AL1G, DO4HAM, JY5CC, K1PX, K2DSL, K5ZD, K8PO, KN3A, LY4U, N1XS, UA4FER, and W2JU for typing all of the logs so they can be used for the log checking. Top typist was K1PX with 2,540 hard to read contacts. Next up with 2002 contacts was the data entry team of Paul, K8PO, with help from his XYL Jackie, VA3EEJ.

It is interesting to note how the number of paper logs for WPX SSB is trending over the past 4 years.

Year Logs QSOs
2011 58 8,728
2010 79 11,058
2009 76 8,432
2008 90 11,456

We will continue to accept paper logs because we want everyone to have the opportunity to enter the contest and see their score listed in the results.

The WPX SSB high claimed scores have been updated to include all received logs. (The 196 checklogs are not included in the high claimed scores.) Please confirm your log is there and in the correct category. If you find an error, please contact the Director immediately at k5zd@cqwpx.com.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their log.