[CQ-Contest] WPX online score database

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Wed Jan 20 22:55:43 PST 2010

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.

Call		Year		Entries
N7AZ		1992		1618
K5ZD		1991		1616
WP3C		1990		1578
SV1RP		1989		1727
K5ZD		1988		1750
AB7E		1987		1554
KA3DRR	1986		1544
N1NK		1985		1459

Call		Year		Entries
K4ZW		1992		1160
NN3W		1991		1196

More to come.  If you would like to volunteer, please let me know!

Randy Thompson, K5ZD

Director - CQ WPX Contest

email: k5zd at cqwpx.com
web: www.cqwpx.com

PS - Interesting to see how contest activity / log submissions is changing
over time.  See 

PPS - Only 64 days until WPX SSB.

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