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

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Mon Nov 16 22:01:16 EST 2020

Unassisted scores typically beat assisted scores in all of the major
contests only because that is where the big dogs play. This is true even in
contests where multipliers weigh heavily on the score. Most of the previous
assisted winners will be bumped down the list as Randy stated. I agree that
this change will not have much effect on the top scores in WPX. Winning WPX
is about making QSO points (not totals) and of course working as many prefix
multipliers as possible.

John KK9A

Randy Thompson k5zd wrote:

On SSB, only 1 time in the past 5 years has the top USA single op winner
used assistance.  On CW it has been 0 times in the past 5 years.

Single operator success in WPX is about running and making big QSO totals.
This change will not have much of an impact on the contest except to make it
harder for the guys who normally operate assisted to make a top box.

Randy K5ZD

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