CQ WW logo_2Il CQ WW DX Contest 2014

SSB: October 25-26 CW: November 29-30

Start 0000 UTC Sabato Fine 2359 Domenica UTC

I. OBJECTIVE: For amateurs all over the world can connect as many other amateurs in as many countries and CQ Zone.

II. BAND: Only six bands: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz. The observance of the Band Plan constituted is strongly encouraged.

III. DATA EXCHANGED: SSB: RS reports plus the number of CQ Zone in which the station is located (e.g., 59 05). CW: RST relations more CQ Zone (e.g., 599 05).


A. Score: The final score is the result of the multiplication of the total QSO points by the sum of multipliers Area and Country. Example: 1000 QSO points * (30 Zone + 70 Countries) = 100,000 (final score).

B. QSO points: Stations can be contacted once on each band. The QSO points are based on the location of the station worked.

  1. Contacts between stations on different continents are worth three (3) points.
  2. Contacts between stations on the same continent but different countries apply a (1) point. Exception: Contacts between stations in different countries within the borders of North America are worth two (2) points.
  3. Contacts between stations in the same country have zero value (0) QSO points, but are allowed to credit multiplier area or country.

C. Multipliers: There are two types of multipliers.

  1. Area: A multiplier of one (1) for each different zone contacted on each band CQ. Apply the standard rules of the CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ).
  2. Country: A multiplier of one (1) for each different country contacted on each band. The list of DXCC entities, the list of multipliers Worked All Europe (ANY) più IG9/IH9, and continental boundaries are the standard to define the bonus multiplier country. The Maritime Mobile stations count only for the multiplier area.


A. Single Operator Categories: Someone (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions. There are no time limits or operating band changes. E 'allowed only one transmitted signal at any time.

1. Single Operator: Any type of assistance for research QSO is prohibited (Vedi VIII.2).

a. High Power (All Band or Single Band): The total output power must not exceed 1500 watts.

b. Low Power (All Band or Single Band): The total output power must not exceed 100 watts.

c. QRP (All Band or Single Band): The total output power must not exceed 5 watts.

2. Single Operator Assisted: The participants in this category can use the search assistance QSO (Vedi VIII.2).

a. High Power Assisted (All Band or Single Band): The total output power must not exceed 1500 watts.

b. Low Power Assisted(All Band or Single Band): The total output power must not exceed 100 watts.

c. QRP Assisted (All Band or Single Band): The total output power must not exceed 5 watts.

B. Singolo Operatore Categorie Overlay: Each participant all bands of the above categories can participate in one of the categories listed below by adding the appropriate line CATEGORY-OVERLAY in the head of your Cabrillo log. Enrolment in Categories Overlay will be listed separately in the results; grouped for high power (1500 watts) or low-power (100 watts).

1. Carrier Classic (CLASSIC): The participant will only use a radio, no assistance for research QSO, and can operate up to 24 of 48 hours - periods of non-operation are a minimum of 60 minutes, during which no QSO must be logged in. If the log indicates more than 24 hours of operations, only the first 24 hours will be counted in the scoring overlay. The only radio used should not be able to receive while transmitting.

2. Beginner (ROOKIE): The operator must have the first license for less than three (3) years before the date of the contest. Indicate the date of the first license in the field Soapbox.

C. Category Multi Operatore (operations only all bands): Any number of operators is allowed. The search assistance QSO is permitted. Only one transmitted signal for bandwidth at any time.

1. Single Transmitter (MULTI-ONE): E 'allowed only one transmitted signal on a band during each period 10 minutes (transmitter run). Exception: One-and only one-another signal transmitted (transmitter multiplier) can be used during each period of 10 minutes, if-and only se- is on a different band from the transmitter and run the station worked is a new multiplier. The transmitters and run multiplier are governed by rules 10 minute independent. The period of 10 minutes begins with the first QSO on a band. The log must indicate which transmitter(run a multiplier) made each QSO. The transmitter multiplier can not call CQ (solicit contacts).

a. High Power: The total output power must not exceed 1500 watts on any band at any time.

b. Low Power: The total output power must not exceed 100 watts on any band at any time.

2. Two Transmitters (MULTI-TWO): A maximum of two signals transmitted on two different bands can be used at any time. The log must indicate which transmitter made each QSO. Each transmitter may make a maximum of 8 band changes in any clock hour (of 00 a 59 minutes). The total output power must not exceed 1500 watts on any band at any time.

3. Multi-Transmitter (MULTI-UNLIMITED): The six bands of the contest can be activated simultaneously. E 'allowed only one transmitted signal per band at any time. The total output power must not exceed 1500 watts on any band at any time.

D. Checklog: They are logs submitted to help control operations. These entries will not have a score in the results and logs will not be made public.


A single-band log will only receive a diploma for single band. A log that contains QSO of more than one band will be classified as “all bands” unless it is specifically listed as “Everywhere treasure”. A Single Operator must operate for a minimum of 4 hours to be able to compete for a diploma. Multi operator stations must operate for a minimum of 8 hours to be able to compete for a diploma.

A. Certificates: Certificates will be awarded to the first place in each category for each participating country and in each call area of ​​the United States, Canada, Russia and Japan.

B. Plates: Plaques and trophies will be awarded for top performance in a number of categories. You can check the current list of plaques and sponsors to <www.cqww.com/plaques.htm>. Only a plaque will be awarded for each entry. A station to win a plaque will not be considered for an award of sub-area; plaque will be awarded to the runner-up in that area.


The rating club is the aggregate total of log sent by members. There are two separate categories for club competition.

A. USA Clubs: Participation is limited to members of the club who reside and operate within a radius of 175 miles from the center of the club (except for DXpeditions specially organized for the contest conducted by members who reside within the circle of the club).

B. DX Clubs: Participation is limited to members of the club who reside and operate both within the DXCC country where the club is located or within a radius of 275 km from the center of the club (except for DXpeditions specially organized for the contest conducted by members who reside within the area of ​​the club).

C. General Rules for the Club:

  1. The national organizations (to be. ARI, REF or DARC) can not participate in club competition.
  2. A Single Operator participation can contribute to a single club. Scores multi operator can be assigned to different clubs as a percentage of the number of members involved in the transactions. The log must include the full name of the club (and the scoring if multi-op).
  3. A minimum of four entries must be received because the club can be listed in the results. I checklog are not counted in the scoring of the club.


  1. Location of station: The area in which all transmitters, receivers and antennas are located. All transmitters and receivers must be within a circle of 500 meters in diameter. The antennas must be physically connected by transmission lines to the RF transmitters and receivers.
  2. Support for research QSO: The use of any technology or other sources that provide the operator or the identification of the names of the multipliers with the indication of the frequency and the signal. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of DX Cluster, packet, local or remote decoding technology names (for you .., CW Skimmer o Reverse Beacon Network), or operating agreements involving other people.


  1. Participants must operate within the limits of the chosen category when performing any activity that has an impact on your score.
  2. Should be used a different name for each attendance. Only the name of the participant can be used to generate the score of the participant.
  3. Do not exceed the limit of total power output for the selected category on any band. The total output power of each band at any time is measured at the output of the amplifier(i) active(i).
  4. The Self-Spotting or request to be spotted is not allowed.
  5. The remote operation is permitted if the physical location of all the transmitters, receivers and antennas is at the location of a station . A remotely operated station must obey all the limitations of station license, operator's license and category.
  6. Remote receivers are not allowed outside of the location of station.
  7. Only one signal is allowed at any time on each band. When two or more transmitters are present on a same band, a hardware device MUST be used to prevent more than one signal at any time contemporary. Alternating the CQ on two or more frequencies on a band is not allowed.
  8. All requests for contact, answers the call and receive the names and relationships must be accomplished during the period of the contest using the mode and frequency of the contest.
  9. The correction of registered and logged in relations after the contest using any database, Recordings, e-mail or other methods of confirmation of a QSO is not allowed.
  10. I logged in registered must be the same that were exchanged in the air by the participants during the QSO.


The submission of electronic logs is required for all participants who use a computer for logging or prepare contest logs.

  1. The log MUST show the following information for each contact: the correct date and time in UTC, the frequency (o banda), the name of the station worked, the report sent and the report received. A log without all the required information can be reclassified as checklog. The contacts should be logged immediately as soon as they are completed. The stations competing for a World or Continental qualification should provide the accurate frequency for each contact in the log.
  2. Participants for the single band is required to include all contacts made during the contest period, although on other bands.Only contacts made on the band specified will be considered for the calculation of the score. The log with contacts only on one band will be classified as non-single band.
  3. The CABRILLO file format is the standard for the log. You see <www.cqww.com/cabrillo.htm> for detailed instructions on how to fill out the CABRILLO file header. An incorrect compilation of the head can result in a wrong category or reclassification as checklog. Note: the station U.S.A. must indicate the location of the station in the header of CABRILLO (for you .., LOCATION: OH).
  4. Web upload is the preferred way as sending log. Web upload to the site of the log is available Home <www.cqww.com/logcheck/> also send the logs via e-mail will be still possible. SSB logs in CABRILLO format should be sent to ssb@cqww.com. CW logs in CABRILLO format should be sent to cw@cqww.com. Enter only the name in the 'Subject' line of the e-mail.
  5. Instructions for NON-CABRILLO electronic logs: If you are not able to send a log in CABRILLO format, please contact the Contest Director for assistance to send to other formats.
  6. Instructions for paper logs: Written logs can be sent by mail to: CQ WW DX Contest, P.O. Box 481, New Carlisle, OH 45344, USA. Each paper log must be accompanied by a summary sheet with all the information on the score, the category of participation and the name and address of the participant in BLOCK LETTERS .
  7. Confirming receipt of the log: All entries received will be confirmed via e-mail. A list of logs received will be available to the site www.cqww.com
  8. Withdrawal of Log: A participant may withdraw their log posted for any reason during the 30 days of the log deadline. Contact the Contest Director for instructions.


  1. All investments must be submitted WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: no later than 2359 UTC del 31 October 2014 for SSB and 2359 UTC del 5 December 2014 CW. If an investment is risottomessa after the deadline will be considered late log..
  2. An extension of time may be requested by e-mail at questions@cqww.com. The request must state a legitimate reason and must be received prior to the deadline for submission of logs. Any extensions will be granted only after confirmation of the Contest Director.
  3. The logs submitted or sent by mail after the deadline will be listed in the results but can not attend the diplomas.


The CQ WW DX Contest Committee is responsible for the control and the award of the investments in the contest. Participants are expected to follow the rules and the best operational practices. Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct may lead to disciplinary action by the Committee.

A. Unsporting conduct: Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to:

  1. Arranging or CONFIRM any contacts during the contest by ANY means, not by amateur radio-type phones, internet, instant messages, chat rooms, VoIP, social forum o siti WEB.
  2. Transmissions made by the participant outside of the limits of their license.
  3. Alteration of times the log to meet the band changes or the rules for the non-operating time.
  4. Ask the credit of an excessive number of unverifiable QSOs or multipliers.
  5. Transmitting signals with an excessive bandwidth (for it., splatter, clicks) or harmonics on other bands.
  6. Operate a station without annuciarne the name with a proper frequency (example. 1 once per minute )

B. Observers Program: The Committee may require any participant to accept the visit of an observer during the contest. The failure to grant full access to the station to an observer during the period of the contest may result in disqualification of the participant

C. Disciplinary Actions: In case of violation, the participant may be subject to disqualification at the discretion of the Committee.

  1. Participants will be disqualified listed at the end of the published results and will not be eligible for any awards.
  2. The notification of the actions of the Committee shall be sent by e-mail to the address provided during the submission of the log. The participant has five days to appeal the decisions of the Contest Director. After this date the decision is final.
  3. The Committee reserves the right to change the category of participation based on the analysis of the log of the participant or to other information

D. Control Log: All logs are controlled by proprietary software and human judgment.

  1. The contacts duplicates are removed without additional penalty.
  2. Contacts with an incorrect report received are removed without any penalty.
  3. The names wrong (BUST) or not the names in the log of the corresponding (NIL) are removed and receive a penalty of twice the value of QSO points that contact.
  4. The contacts that do not meet the rules for changing band for investments multi operator are removed without additional penalty.


In submitting a CQ WW DX Contest Log, and taking into account the commitment of the CQ WW DX Contest Committee in monitoring and evaluating the log, a participant unconditionally and irrevocably agree that you have : 1) read and understood the rules of the contest and be bound by them, 2) operated in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations regarding the amateur radio station for the town of, 3) accepted that the log can be made public, and 4) accepted that the application of the disqualification or other decisions of the Committee are official and final. If a participant does not want or is not able to accept everything that was being so, should not send your log or send it just as checklog.

Questions about the rules of the CQ WW DX Contest can be sent by e-mail at questions@cqww.com. The answers to frequently asked questions can be found at www.cqww.com/rules_faq.htm.

This translation is provided as a community service contest. The rules are the official standards in English.

Translated by Stefano Brioschi, IK2QEI