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CQWW contest and assisted class

October 27, 2010 By: admin Category: Contesting

It is funny that CQWW sends emails via personal gmail-account. This is what I received from Bob Cox:

Dear Fellow contester,
Many of you do not subscribe to the contest reflector or CQ magazine and you may have missed our public announcement. The CQ WW Contest Committee would like to inform you via this news letter that the ASSISTED CATEGORY award program has been greatly expanded.

  • We announce the strengthening of the assisted awards program. Starting with the 2010 CQ WW contests, the assisted category award program will be greatly expanded.
  • All Low Power and QRP assisted entrants will be specifically listed and eligible for awards as is already the case for unassisted entries.
  • A band-by-band breakdown for all band assisted World, Europe and USA will be provided within the 2010 results.
  • Lastly, the number of plaques available to assisted entrants will be increased to include Europe Assisted All Band and all World Assisted Single Bands.
  • We hope that this action provides an incentive for entrants using a QSO spotting system to join the assisted category.
    Please make a note that the log submission deadline for SSB has changed to Nov 21, 2010 and for CW to Dec 21, 2010.
    Bob, K3EST
    CQ WW Director


Pre-CQWW webinar next Sunday

October 22, 2010 By: admin Category: Contesting

Title: CQ WW 2010 Update

Date: Sunday, October 24
Time: 19:00 UTC (3 PM EDT)
Registration (free):
Or go to and click the Upcoming Webinars link

CQ WW DX Contest Director Bob Cox K3EST and committee members John Dorr, K1AR and Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q will provide an update on the 2010 CQ WW SSB & CW DX contests. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. The event is hosted by the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC).

Never heard of a Webinar or are not quite sure what it is? Wikipedia defines it as:
“ Web conferencing used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. In a Web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet. This can be either a downloaded application on each of the attendees computers or a web-based application where the attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference.” Audio is provided via your PC speakers or headphones. If you have never attended a contesting Webinar, make it a point to join your fellow contesters from around the world for this special event. It really is a cool way for the global contest community to meet and participate in topics of mutual interest. New attendees can view a short user’s guide at Questions, comments, etc. can be sent to

Ken K4ZW


CQWW CW 2009 certificates are out

September 28, 2010 By: admin Category: Contesting

Yours truly received yesterday a certificate for winning CQWW CW 2009 20m single band class in Europe as CR6T. The results were published just recently and now wallpaper was already received. Good job CQWW! (And W5GN I suppose)

By the way, 2009 CW results are better than published 2009 SSB results. More stations are included in the top listings of CW results.