[CQ-Contest] Results for major CQ contests to appear four months earlier

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Aug 1 15:19:26 PDT 2012

Great news!

(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 


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