[CQ-Contest] WPX Single Op Rules

MARK BAILEY kd4d at comcast.net
Tue Nov 17 14:28:50 EST 2020

Hi Bud:

This is not fully supporting single operators that want to compete unassisted.  24 hours and one radio is not the way I entered the last four WPX contests as a single operator.


Mark, KD4D

> On 11/17/2020 12:15 PM Bud Trench <aa3b.bud at gmail.com> wrote:
> The revised WPX rules fully support single operators that do not want to
> utilize QSO alerting systems.  You can operate in the Single Operator
> Category as you have done historically, if you desire.  Single Operators are
> NOT required to use QSO alerting systems.  The only requirement regarding
> QSO alerting systems is that they are precluded in the Single Operator
> Classic Overlay category.
> The Classic Overlay Category was reduced from 36 hours to 24 hours, after
> the inaugural run in 2020, to make it consistent with the Classic Category
> duration in CQ WW.  I believe this is sound as many participants are
> physically unable or unwilling to operate for longer periods.  Operators
> using a single radio that want to operate without QSO alerting systems for
> more than 24 hours can do so; their entire period of operation is applicable
> to the scoring in the Single Operator category, and their first 24 hours of
> operation is valid for the Single Operator Classic Overlay.
> 73,
> Bud AA3B
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