[CQ-Contest] Released Rules for CQ WW WPX SSB / CW

Dave Edmonds dave at pkministrywebs.com
Mon Nov 16 21:40:26 EST 2020

Please give us UA ops the opportunity to compete dor 36 hours!


On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 9:24 PM ku8e <ku8e at ku8e.com> wrote:

> Bud,With all due respect I checked the CQ WPX database for the 2020
> contests for both modes and there were more SO unassisted entries on both
> modes then there were for SO assisted . In fact on SSB there were 3041
> entries in the SO low power category alone. That's double of any other
> category. I would be OK with the Classic category as long as would stay the
> same as it is now - 36 hours and both HP and LP categories.  Also the rules
> should be written for not what the top competitors want but for
> everyone.Jeff KU8E Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Bud Trench <aa3b.bud at gmail.com>
> Date: 11/16/20  8:47 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Released Rules for CQ WW WPX SSB / CW The rules for
> CQ WW WPX SSB / CW are now posted at the CQ WW WPX Website <
> https://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm >. The creation of the Multi-Transmitter
> Distributed category was triggered bythe significant reductions in
> Multi-operator entries in 2020 as a result ofCOVID-19.  Further, it is
> fully anticipated that COVID-19 will impact theheritage multi-op
> participants again in 2021.  I view 2021 as a test casefor the
> Multi-Transmitter Distributed category, from which we will makeadjustments
> based on lessons learned. The reasons for allowing QSO alerting systems in
> all Single Op Categories(except the Classic Overlay) have been provided.  I
> am particularly excitedabout the possibilities of increased levels of
> performance (and scores) inthe Single Operator categories now that QSO
> alerting systems are availableto all competitors.  How will the top Single
> Ops from previous years adjusttheir operating strategies given that all
> competitors can leverage increasedaccess to multipliers and high valued
> QSOs resulting from QSO alertingsystems?  The possibilities are intriguing.
> I anticipated that some participants would prefer to have the option
> tocompete without using QSO alerting system, so the Single Op Classic
> Overlaywas continued after its inaugural authorization in the 2020 WPX
> contests. The Single Op Classic Overlay category, which was first
> introduced in WPX in2020, was shortened from 36 hours to 24 hours to be
> consistent with theClassic Overlay category definition used in CQ WW DX.
> The Single OpClassic Overlay continues to support separate scoring and
> awards in the HighPower and Low Power categories. 73, Bud AA3B
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