[CQ-Contest] Announcing 2009 CQWW 160 contest

Andy Blank n2nt at comcast.net
Wed Oct 15 22:15:04 EDT 2008

The 2009 CQWW 160 Meter Contest has undergone major changes this year.

As many of you know, K4JRB has retired from the directorship, and I 
have taken over.
Dave has been very helpful in the transition, and is still working on 
certificates/trophies from prior contests.
Please be patient if you are waiting for an award, it should be coming shortly.

We have established a new web site at http://cq160.com/.

Please visit the site for important information, including the full 
text of the new rules.
You will find records and log info there also.

Here are some of the rule change highlights:

1. The dates for the 2009 SSB contest are a week later than usual to 
avoid conflict with the ARRL DX Contest. This is a calendar anomaly 
and will return to the last full weekend in February in 2010.

2. The start and end times of the contests have been shifted two 
hours earlier in response to requests from the 160 contesting community.

3. The exchange for DX stations has been changed from RS(T) & country 
to RS(T) and CQ zone.

4. A new single-operator/assisted class has been added to permit the 
use of clusters, skimmers, etc.

5. A 40-hour maximum operating period has been added for multi-op entries.

6. Provisions have been added regarding remote operation

Please note there has been no change in multipliers or qso points.
We hope these changes will help to improve the contest, and stay 
consistent with the rules for other CQ contests.

73, Andy N2NT
CQ160 Contest Director

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