I would love to see the WPX CW Contest move to a date earlier on the
calendar and off the USA holiday weekend. Please find and suggest a date
will not interfere with other existing contests. Let me warn you, it is not
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> The problem is that the SSB portion started as the SSBARA SSB Contest
> (Bill W2SKE wrote the original rules). This was in January. The Contest
> moved to the end of March location as the CQ SSB Contest in the Mid 1960's
> and has been there since then although the name was changed to CQ WPX SSB.
> By 1970 the rules changed from the old W2SKE rules to WPX although it was
> still called the CQ SSB Contest. Actually the contest helped build SSB
> Contesting and then later helped make Prefix chasing more popular.
> I was always of the opinion that late May was really summer in the
> Southern USA with the local QRN on low bands and summer conditions on 10
> and 15.
> Guess that previous CQ WPX Directors should have changed the dates. I
> don't know if K5ZD has much latitude with the full schedule of Contests
> 73 Dave K4JRB ex K5MDX
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