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CQ World Wide DX Contest Breaks 10,000 Log Barrier

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  1. AA7BQ

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    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.

     
  2. N2RJ

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    This is great news.

    This means essentially that a lot of people are getting on the radio and having FUN. Isn't that what we're supposed to be doing?

    I love this hobby.

    GL and see you in the contest!
     
  3. AE1P

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    "This is great news."

    "This means essentially that a lot of people are getting on the radio and having FUN. Isn't that what we're supposed to be doing?

    I love this hobby.

    GL and see you in the contest! "


    I'll second that Ryan !!!!:D
     
  4. W4PG

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    I'll give it a third. I also tend to enjoy CW contests much more than SSB.

    ..........Bob
     
  5. G3XYP

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    Over 50,000 of us making QSO's in one single weekend, maybe a few people will lay off the complaints next time the band plans go astray for a few hours. I have worked in CQWW since the late 60's and have few of their certificates on the wall. Congratualtions to the CQ gang and contesters worldwide. See you in the upcoming test, end of month. I'll be making a few contacts I hope!
    73 David G3XYP
     
  6. N5PU

    N5PU Ham Member QRZ Page

    So!

    So CW is supposed to be on the way out! I enjoy the CQWW CW more than the SSB myself. Now if I cud only get my antennas back up......send on guys es hve fun! :D
     
  7. K2GSP

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    And you get my vote on that.
     
  8. N2RJ

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    CW contests are actually easier to operate in my opinion. Easier to filter out/notch QRM and there's much more room to breathe.

    Also no sore throats at the end of the test, just maybe sore thumbs.
     
  9. KX2X

    KX2X Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good news

    CW ops are alive and well! They take their ham radio very seriously and make good A1 operators . CW ops are the real McCoy.
     
  10. NG7Z

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    I've tried my best in several phone contests. The QRM just hurts my ears. My feeling is that unless you have a KW and really big antennas, phone contesting is a waste of time. CW rules!!
     
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