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May 20

I am pleased to announce 4 new plaques for Multi-Operator entries from the continent of Africa. The plaques for top MULTI-ONE on SSB and on CW from Africa are sponsored by the Rhein Ruhr DX Association.  The plaques for top Africa scores in MULTI-TWO for each mode are sponsored by Walter Skudlarek, DJ6QT. These plaques will be awarded for both SSB and CW of the 2010 contest!

RRDXA and DJ6QT are both long time supporters of the WPX Contest.  RRDXA often has one of the top scores in the club competition. DJ6QT has been active in the WPX Contest on both modes for many years. Our thanks to both of them for their donation of these plaques to encourage more activity from Africa.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a plaque for the WPX contest is invited to contact Doug Grant, K1DG, at k1dg@cqwpx.com. A complete list of awards can be seen at http://www.cqwpx.com/plaques.htm.


May 18

The online score database now includes the complete results from 30 years of the WPX CW Contest (1979 – 2009). Thanks to SP5UAF, LB1G (did 2 years!), K1ZR, N5IE, and W4AU for their work to type in the results.

You can follow your personal history in the WPX contest by going to http://www.cqwpx.com/score_db.htm and typing your call into the search box.  I invite everyone to do this and check that we typed in your scores correctly. If you find any errors please send them to k5zd@cqwpx.com.

Having the complete results makes the records pages completely up to date for every DXCC and category.  View records at http://www.cqwpx.com/records.htm.

It is interesting to see how the contest has evolved over time at http://www.cqwpx.com/stats.htm.

The WPX CW contest is coming up in just 10 days. Have fun in the contest and please submit your log to be a part of the WPX Contest history.

May 10

I often received questions about why the logs received page does not include any scores. It’s simple. Many logs do not fill in the claimed score field or it is incorrectly calculated. There’s a saying in the computer business – Garbage In, Garbage Out.

We wanted to find a method that would give everyone a consistent view of the submitted scores after the log submission deadline and BEFORE the log checking begins. The WPX log checking software calculates a raw score for every entry. By using this raw score for the claimed score listing we can be sure that every log is calculated correctly.

The claimed scores for the WPX SSB Contest 2010 are now online at 

The scores represent 4,499 electronic logs that have been received (not including checklogs). Paper logs will be added later in the summer. Scores can be sorted by continent and category. A search function is included so you can quickly locate a particular score.

Special thanks to Valery Petrov, RW3GU, for his assistance in building the claimed score pages. I liked Valery’s work on presenting scores at http://pileup.ru/cqww/ and he was very gracious in sending me his php code and some explanation.

I hope you enjoy this first look at the 2010 SSB Contest scores.  Remember that score reductions of 2 to 20% are possible during the checking so the final order of finish may change. Accuracy is part of the game!

Since this is a new feature of the site, please let me know if you find any errors or have suggestions on how to improve the user experience. Send comments to k5zd@cqwpx.com.


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