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

Mark Bailey kd4d at comcast.net
Thu Nov 19 14:46:19 EST 2020

Respectfully, it doesn't address the competitive single operators.  We're using SO2R.


Mark, KD4D

On November 19, 2020 12:30:47 PM EST, Yuri <ve3dz at rigexpert.net> wrote:
>I would vote for 36-hour Classic Category (1 radio, no assistance) in 
>both CQ WW and CQ WPX Contests. That would suit most of the
>Current 24-hour category I would call a "Handicap" Category.
>73, VE3DZ
>On 11/18/2020 1:07 PM, marko.n5zo at gmail.com wrote:
>> I'm sure it is impossible to make everyone happy with updated rules.
>> But what it is worth, I agree with John on time limits of Classic.
>> Classic is great category to participate when going to DX/Contest
>> think something like setting verticals on beach at rare multiplier
>> to make contest interesting to oneself as well as all other
>> and to mount competitive score...
>> No need to take with you whole 2nd station for SO2R.  Only one
>station, and
>> even that is plenty luggage with current airline limits.  But with
>> costs, time, work to set up station somewhere interesting I would
>> like to operate competitively with others in same category, not be
>> to 24 hrs.  Always feels like too much work for too little contest. 
>> personally would like 48 hrs Classic category in CQ WW and 36 hrs in
>> Maybe there can be another 24 hrs Classic for participants who no
>longer can
>> or want to operate more than 24 hrs,
>> 73 de Marko N5ZO
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>> Message: 4
>> Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 23:47:58 +0000
>> From: John Crovelli <w2gd at hotmail.com>
>> To: "cq-contest at contesting.com" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Rule Changes for the CQ WW WPX SSB and CW
>> 	Contests in 2021
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>> As the result of this rule change announcement, operators who prefer
>> operate without assistance are left with a single choice: 'Classic' .
>> But even this entry option has been substantially modified with more
>> limitations imposed in terms of operating time and competition by
>> levels.
>> There are no longer both a High Power and Low Power Classic option as
>> existed previously ... now just one big 'Classic' group where the HP
>> stations will unquestionably prevail over LP entrants.  Does this
>> competition for thousands of entrants limited to only 100 watts?  
>Why HP
>> and LP been combined together is something of a mystery since it is
>> unreasonable to expect HP and LP stations to be competitive against
>> another.  I hope the Committee reconsiders this part before the rules
>> published, by restoring both HP and LP categories and perhaps adding
>a QRP
>> category to the Classic group as well.
>> The other change in Classic rules reduces the allowed operating
>period from
>> 36 to 24 hours.  Do unassisted operators have some inherent need to
>> fewer hours?  Do they somehow benefit from 1/3 less operating time? 
>> anyone be enthused about laying out the money to go on a DXpedition
>if they
>> are limited to just half the overall 48-hour operating period?
>> There is still time to do some fine tuning these rule changes.
>> Regards,
>> John Crovelli, W2GD*************
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