[CQ-Contest] Rule Changes for the CQ WW WPX SSB and CW Contests in 2021

Jeff Clarke ku8e at ku8e.com
Mon Nov 16 14:31:48 EST 2020

Current WPX Rule:

/3. Classic Operator (CLASSIC): The entrant will use only one radio, no 
QSO finding assistance, and the one radio must not be able to receive 
while transmitting. Operator Assisted entries are not eligible for this 

New WPX Rule:

/The Single Operator Classic Overlay categories will continue to 
prohibit the use of QSO alerting systems and should be considered by 
participants preferring to be unassisted. Also, the maximum operating 
time for Single Operator Classic Overlay participants has been reduced 
from 36 to 24 hours. Further, the Multi-Operator Single Transmitter High 
and Low Power Classic Overlay categories have been removed from the rules./

I guess I don't understand why the maximum operating period for the Classic Category has been reduced? It's not like you can cheat because you can only use one radio and no QSO finding assistance. It would be pretty easy to find out if someone was cheating by looking at their log. And why remove/Low Power Classic Overlay Single-Op category? /Same goes for CQWW DX only limiting Classic Category to only 24 hours. This makes no sense. I would sure like to hear a reasonable explanation on this from both K3WW and K1AR. As a traditionalist contester I would hate to see the Single-Op Unassisted Category go away in contests.

Jeff KU8E

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