WPX SSB 2011 Results Complete

The final scores and writeup for the 2011 WPX SSB Contest are now complete and have been sent off to CQ. Yes, you will have to wait until you receive the January 2012 issue of CQ Magazine in order to see them.

Some interesting statistics from the log checking software:

5,143 logs total
2,744,919 qso total
39,510 different calls
210 different countries
0 ( 0.0%) cross band qso
35,433 ( 1.3%) qso with unique calls
23,554 (66.5%) unique calls busted
14,406 ( 0.5%) dupes
332 ( 0.0%) Cabrillo format errors
2,059,640 (75.0%) qso checked against another log
1,967,084 (95.5%) qso checked good when checked against another log
40,411 ( 2.0%) busted calls
5,094 ( 0.2%) busted reverse log calls
49,211 ( 2.4%) busted exchange
8,028 ( 0.4%) not in log

Now we turn our full attention to the CW log checking.

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.

WPX SSB 2010 Results now Online

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.