Back in August, I posted a message on the cq-contest reflector looking for volunteers who would be willing to type in line scores for WPX contests. I as very happy to hear from about a dozen volunteers. As always, it is amazing the passion and willingness to help that can be found in the contesting world.
Each volunteer received a set of image files with magazine page scans (some better than others) and instructions. I would estimate it took each volunteer about 12-18 hours of hard work to accomplish their task. It would then take me another 3-6 hours to add the necessary country info and convert the files into the online database.
The result is that we now have an online database with ALL lines scores for WPX SSB from 1985 to 2008 and for WPX CW from 1991 to 2008. You can access various views at http://www.cqwpx.com/score_db.htm
Since there was so much hand work and very small print, I would like to ask everyone to check their scores and report any errors. As we got back into some of the Russian calls of the 1980’s it wasn’t always clear what country a particular call might have been in. So look for errors there as well. If you know of additional scores or corrections that may have appeared in errata in a CQ magazine, please let me know about them.
Thanks to the following for their data entry efforts to help build this historical record.
More to come. If you would like to volunteer, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!