[CQ-Contest] CQ to Revamp Publication Schedule for Contest Results

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Wed Aug 1 15:17:49 PDT 2012

This is good news.  Faster contest results!  A good follow up to the new 5
day log deadline.



CQ Communications, Inc. / 25 Newbridge Road / Hicksville, NY 11801 USA
Phone: 516-681-2922 / Fax: 516-681-2926 / e-mail: cq at cq-amateur-radio.com
For Release: IMMEDIATE (8/1/12)
For more information, contact: Rich Moseson, Editor
      516-681-2922 / w2vu at cq-amateur-radio.com
      (Hicksville, NY August 1, 2012) -- CQ magazine will embark on a major
reorganization of its editorial content in order to publish contest results
significantly sooner, Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. On
average, contest results will appear four months sooner than at present. The
new schedule will be phased in over the course of 2013 and will be fully in
place by 2014.
      "The phase-in is necessary because of new and old dates overlapping,"
Moseson explained, "as well as scheduling needs for non-contest articles
including our special focus issues and Dayton new product reports. As a
result, some contest results will be temporarily relocated in 2013 and some
specials will be rearranged as well. 
      "In addition, there will be two sets of CQ WPX Contest results
published in 2013 -- the 2012 scores in January (SSB) and February (CW),
followed by the 2013 results in September (SSB) and November (CW). The CQ
World Wide DX Contest results, which currently appear in the August (SSB)
and September (CW) issues, will be published as of 2013 in the April and May
issues, respectively. For one year only (2013), the CQ World Wide VHF
Contest results will be published in CQ VHF magazine, and will return to CQ
as of 2014, appearing in the January issue."
      This schedule change has been made possible by the fact that the vast
majority of contest entrants submit their logs online, as well as
advancements in technology for log-checking, earlier log submission
deadlines announced last month and advances in publishing technology.
      "For years, both participants and contest directors have been asking
us to publish the results sooner," Moseson explained, "and at last, all of
the pieces have fallen into place to make it possible. The new schedule
represents the minimum amount of time needed to not only collect and process
the logs, but to resolve issues with problem logs and take the necessary
steps to assure the ongoing integrity of our contest results."
      A complete calendar of contest results issues for 2013 and 2014 will
be posted on the CQ website at < www.cq-amateur-radio.com
<http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/> >.

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