CQ World Wide DX Contest Breaks 10,000 Log Barrier (Hicksville, NY April 15, 2009) – For the first time, more than 10,000 logs have been submitted for the CQ World Wide DX Contest, according to Contest Director Bob Cox, K3EST. In addition, Cox reports that the number of CW logs have exceeded the number of phone logs for the first time in more than 20 years. According to Cox, there were a total of 5013 SSB logs and 5272 CW logs submitted for the 2008 running of the event, for a total of 10,285 logs. This is the first time that the CQWW – already the world’s most popular amateur radio contest – has broken the 10,000 log mark. Of these, nearly 98% were submitted electronically. It is also the first time since 1986 that more CW logs have been submitted than SSB logs. “This is a clear indication,” says Cox, “not only of the health of contesting and of CW, but of ham radio as a whole.” In addition, the logs contained the callsigns of more than 50,000 different amateur stations making at least one contest contact, indicating that many more stations participate in the CQWW Contest than submit logs. SSB results of the 2008 CQWW Contest will be published in the August 2009 issue of CQ magazine; CW results will appear in the September issue.