Contest rules provide a framework for the event.  They try to be simple, direct, and fit within a limited page space in the magazine.  Rules are always changing and what may seem clear to the writer, isn’t always read the same way by others. This creates questions or inconsistency in how participants operate.

To help everyone understand how the WPX committee interprets the rules, we have added a WPX Rules FAQ page to the site.  Visit

We urge all participants to read the rules and the FAQs prior to the contest.  This will help prevent any disappointment later due to misunderstanding or not taking full advantage of what the rules permit.

If you have any questions about the rules for the WPX SSB/CW contests, please contact me at