48 hours to start of WPX CW 2011

We are now less than 48 hours from the start of the 2011 WPX CW Contest. There may be a small chance of ‘cloudiness’ in the solar forecast, but not enough dampen our spirits. Looking for lots of activity and new records again this year.

Rules in 14 languages: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm

Results from previous years: http://www.cqwpx.com/results.htm

67 plaques up for grabs: http://www.cqwpx.com/plaques.htm

All-time records by world, continent, country, and call area: http://www.cqwpx.com/records.htm

When the contest is over, please use the new web form for log submission.


You can upload your log, have it checked for formatting and all necessary header info, make corrections, and then submit directly to the robot. It’s the perfect way to avoid robot anxiety.

Even if you can’t operate the full contest, get on the air for as much as you can. Please submit your log. It shows CQ Magazine how much we appreciate the contest and it helps the log checking.

A few hints:

  • Watch those dits. Letters like S, H, and 5, or V and 4, or B and 6, are often miscopied.
  • Copy the serial numbers.
  • Need motivation? Go to the score database (http://www.cqwpx.com/scorescw.htm?yr=ALL&mode=CW ), select your country and call area, then work your way up the scores. Always feels good when you pass another score on the list.

73 and good contesting!

Randy Thompson, K5ZD

Good conditions for WPX CW

The WPX CW contest is in the books and conditions were the best so far this year. We had the summer type openings over the pole at night on 20 meters. 40 meters was incredible with DX signals still workable hours after their sunrise (or hours before sunset). From here in the Northeast USA, 15 meters was open to Europe all day on both Saturday and Sunday. I could hear OL7R and DR1A every time I tuned across the band! Even 10 meters produced lots of QSOs by sporadic E. I heard many stations sending very high QSO numbers as a result.

I hope everyone who participated in the contest will submit their log. Only 36 hours after the end of the contest we have already received 1100 logs!

Logs should be sent to the robot at cw@cqwpx.com. If you are having problems submitting your log to the robot, send those to questions@cqwpx.com. Log expert K1AR will help you through the process.

If you have questions about the rules, send them to director@cqwpx.com.