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Feb 7

The CQ Triathalon Award was created in 2012 to recognize the best combined scores from the CQ WPX RTTY, SSB, and CW contests. The award was conceived by Rudy Bakalov, N2WQ. Rudy sponsor a plaque for this triple-mode challenge.

Award rules:

  1. The CQ Triathlon Award is open to everyone who operates in any Single-Op category in all three CQ WPX contests: RTTY, SSB and CW.
  2. Contenders must make a minimum of 500 QSOs in each mode.
  3. Any Single-Op category may be used in each mode: Single-Op All Band or Single Band, Single-Op Assisted, and any power category. These can be different for each mode.
  4. The Single-Op can operate from any location and the location for each mode may be different.
  5. Score will be based on the total score from all three contests.
  6. Results will be included with the CQ WPX CW results.

The top scorers for the 2012 WPX Triathlon were:

LU1FAM 24,881,565
UN7LZ 17,295,459
KU1CW 16,974,344
JH4UYB 16,916,729
VE7CC 16,616,740
LY9Y 16,494,618
UR0MC 16,072,448
AA3B 13,770,858
K6XX 12,260,955
YU1EA 11,595,704
UR3QCW 11,206,638
WL7E 10,913,852
UR7GO 10,334,293
9A3NM 9,631,851

Congratulations to Luc, LU1FAM, on his victory!

This award will be available for the 2013 contests. WPX RTTY is this weekend! Get on and get started.

Jan 13

The updated rules for the 2013 WPX Contest (SSB/CW) are now available on the web site at http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm.

The English version shows the changes marked in red text. A brief summary of the changes:

IV(c) – Clarifies that power is measured at the output of the transmitter/amplifier.

IV(f) – Adds text that prohibits use of remote receivers away from the operating site.

IV(h) – New rule that requires stations using more than one transmitter on a band to have a mechanical lockout in order to prevent more than one transmitted signal at a time.

IV(i) – New rule that prohibits correction of call signs after the contest by using outside databases or other sources of information.

VB(c) – Adds QRP Assisted category.

XI(b) and (c) – Clarifies how club scores will be counted for DXpeditions and multi-operator stations.

XI(f) – Provides new address for mailing paper logs.

XV – The log deadline is now 5 days after the end of the contest.

If you have questions about the rules, please visit the WPX Rules FAQ page. If you can’t find the answer there you can send your question to questions@cqwpx.com.

The rules are available in English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Portuguese.  Special thanks to the translators who have helped to make the rules available in other languages.

  • German – Wolfgang Schwarz, DK9VZ
  • Spanish – Pedro L. Vadillo, EA4KD
  • French – Jacques Saget, F6BEE
  • Russian – Vladimir Sidarau, VE3IAE
  • Arabic – Ashraf Chaabane, KF5EYY
  • Chinese – Dai Dan, BD4WM
  • Japanese – Kazunori Watanabe, JK3GAD
  • Italian – Roberto (Bob) Soro, I2WIJ
  • Portuguese – Marcos Vaz Nogueira, PY2WS

Please send any comments or corrections about the translations to director@cqwpx.com.

Dec 1

The log checking process for the 2012 CQ WPX CW Contest is now complete. A few statistics from the log checking software.

    4,323 logs total
2,835,247 qso total
   16,889 different calls credited
      180 different countries
   22,102 ( 0.8%) qso with unique calls
   18,512 (83.8%) unique calls busted
   20,134 ( 0.7%) dupes
      498 ( 0.0%) Cabrillo format errors
2,423,444 (85.5%) qso checked against another log
2,314,449 (95.5%) qso checked good when checked against another log
   40,693 ( 1.7%) busted calls
    2,776 ( 0.1%) busted reverse log calls
   59,709 ( 2.5%) busted exchange
   11,369 ( 0.5%) not in log

The final results article will appear in the February 2013 issue of CQ Magazine.

Everyone who submitted a log should have received an email with a link to their log checking report.  If you did not receive yours please contact director@cqwpx.com.

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