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CQ World Wide WPX Contest

Mar 18

Someone asked how many different categories offer the opportunity to win a certificate in the WPX Contest.  The answer is 64!

That’s 64 for each and every DXCC/WAE country, US call area, Canadian province, JA call area, VK call area, and EA call area! The following categories are available:

  • Single Op All Band High Power
  • Single Op All Band Low Power
  • Single Op All Band QRP
  • Single Op Assisted All Band High Power
  • Single Op Assisted All Band Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 10 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Single Band 10 Meters Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 10 Meters QRP
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 10 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 10 Meters Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 15 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Single Band 15 Meters Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 15 Meters QRP
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 15 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 15 Meters Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 20 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Single Band 20 Meters LowPower
  • Single Op Single Band 20 Meters QRP
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 20 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 20 Meters Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 40 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Single Band 40 Meters LowPower
  • Single Op Single Band 40 Meters QRP
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 40 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 40 Meters Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 80 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Single Band 80 Meters LowPower
  • Single Op Single Band 80 Meters QRP
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 80 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 80 Meters Low Power
  • Single Op Single Band 160 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Single Band 160 Meters LowPower
  • Single Op Single Band 160 Meters QRP
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 160 Meters High Power
  • Single Op Assisted Single Band 160 Meters Low Power
  • Multi-Single
  • Multi-Two
  • Multi-Multi

The 48 listed above do not include the Rookie and Tribander/Wires categories, which add another 28 to reach the total of 64. Wow!

The 2008 WPX Contest awarded 2,442 certificates to participants (1260 on SSB and 1182 on CW).  The rules do require a minimum operating time in order to be eligible for a certificate, but we try to reward as many stations as we can.  Send in your log — you may be a winner!

Special thanks to Barry, W5GN, for organizing the printing and mailing of the certificates.  If you received one, send him a thank you note via w5gn@cqwpx.com!

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