CQ to Revamp Publication Schedule for Contest Results;
CQ Communications, Inc. / 25 Newbridge Road / Hicksville, NY 11801 USA
Phone: 516-681-2922 / Fax: 516-681-2926 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Release: IMMEDIATE (8/1/12)
For more information, contact: Rich Moseson, Editor
516-681-2922 / email@example.com
CQ TO REVAMP PUBLICATION SCHEDULE FOR CONTEST RESULTS;
MAJOR RESULTS TO APPEAR FOUR MONTHS EARLIER
(Hicksville, NY August 1, 2012) -- CQ magazine will embark on a major reorganization of its editorial content in order to publish contest results significantly sooner, Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. On average, contest results will appear four months sooner than at present. The new schedule will be phased in over the course of 2013 and will be fully in place by 2014.
"The phase-in is necessary because of new and old dates overlapping," Moseson explained, "as well as scheduling needs for non-contest articles including our special focus issues and Dayton new product reports. As a result, some contest results will be temporarily relocated in 2013 and some specials will be rearranged as well.
"In addition, there will be two sets of CQ WPX Contest results published in 2013 -- the 2012 scores in January (SSB) and February (CW), followed by the 2013 results in September (SSB) and November (CW). The CQ World Wide DX Contest results, which currently appear in the August (SSB) and September (CW) issues, will be published as of 2013 in the April and May issues, respectively. For one year only (2013), the CQ World Wide VHF Contest results will be published in CQ VHF magazine, and will return to CQ as of 2014, appearing in the January issue."
This schedule change has been made possible by the fact that the vast majority of contest entrants submit their logs online, as well as advancements in technology for log-checking, earlier log submission deadlines announced last month and advances in publishing technology.
"For years, both participants and contest directors have been asking us to publish the results sooner," Moseson explained, "and at last, all of the pieces have fallen into place to make it possible. The new schedule represents the minimum amount of time needed to not only collect and process the logs, but to resolve issues with problem logs and take the necessary steps to assure the ongoing integrity of our contest results."
A complete calendar of contest results issues for 2013 and 2014 will be posted on the CQ website at < www.cq-amateur-radio.com>.
Or, to phrase it another way:
Originally Posted by AA7BQ
About the amount of time it takes to receive a SteppIR after your order.
For the Latest KCØW Propaganda.................HERE
Wow Wheee!!! Now I get to know that I took last place even quicker. Maybe I should submit a log sometime.
I wish they would mail CQ Mag. sooner. Getting it on the 10th of the month is ridiculous. The month is one third over and some of the infomation is useless.
Cool sooner is better than later.......
keep on keeping on guys...
Hopefully the realtime data scores /dupes/ checking can be someday soon
A guy can dream.......
CQ is always late
Originally Posted by KD9ZR
I received my July issue of CQ on the 6th of July. I viewed it as a mini-miracle to get the issue so soon. I think my June issue arrived on the 10th or 11th. The June issue had an ad: "See us at the Dayton Hamvention, May 18-20. Month after month CQ arrives late and month after month QST arrives within a day or two of when I expect it.
Would be nice if CQ would address the late delivery of the magazine every month. I subscribed to get it early but can go to Barns & Noble and find it on the rack before it arrives in the mail, "every month"! I dropped them in the late 80's because of late delivery and then subscribed again about 8 years ago. Getting ready to drop it again, and I could never get a reply when I sent them an email so I stopped trying to communicate with them.
Is that what the delay is up to now? It took about 3 months to get mine. I agree though, delays are frustrating!
Originally Posted by KC0W
Go digital. I get mine the 1st of the month, every month.
Originally Posted by KA2LIM
No! They want you to pay additional money to get the digital when I have all ready paid for the printed copy. Simple solution: send it out in a "timely manner".
Originally Posted by N2RJ