CQ WW is the largest amateur radio competition in the world, an event whereas amateurs trying to make contacts with another amateurs in different CQ Zones and Countries as many as possible. The event will be held on 26-27 October 2019, 00:00 UTC Saturday to 23:59:59 UTC Sunday (48 hours long).
The following are some of the important notes I took from cqww website :
A. Score: The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of zone and country multipliers. Example: 1000 QSO points * (30 Zones + 70 Countries) = 100,000 (final score).
B. QSO Points: Stations may be contacted once on each band. QSO points are based on the location of the station worked.
- Contacts between stations on different continents count three (3) points.
- Contacts between stations on the same continent but in different countries count one (1) point. Exception: Contacts between stations in different countries within the North American boundaries count two (2) points.
- Contacts between stations in the same country have zero (0) QSO point value, but are permitted for zone or country multiplier credit.
C. Multiplier: There are two types of multipliers.
- Zone: A multiplier of one (1) for each different CQ Zone contacted on each band. The CQ Worked All Zones rules are the standard.
- Country: A multiplier of one (1) for each different country contacted on each band. The DXCC entity list, Worked All Europe (WAE) multiplier list plus IG9/IH9, and continental boundaries are the standards for defining country multipliers. Maritime mobile stations count only for a zone multiplier.
- Entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could impact their submitted score.
- A different call sign must be used for each entry. Only the entrant’s call sign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.
- Do not exceed the total output power limitation of the chosen entry category on any band. Total output power on any band at any time is measured at the output of the active amplifier(s).
- Self-spotting or asking to be spotted is not permitted.
- Remote operation is permitted if the physical location of all transmitters, receivers, and antennas are at one station location. A remotely operated station must obey all station license, operator license, and category limitations. The call sign used must be one issued or permitted by the Regulatory Authority of the station location.
- Remote receivers outside of the station location are not permitted.
- Only one signal on a band is allowed at any time. When two or more transmitters are present on the same band, a hardware device MUST be used to prevent more than one signal at any one time. Alternating CQs on two or more frequencies on a band is not permitted.
- All requests for contacts, responses to calls, and copying of call signs and contest exchanges must be accomplished during the contest period using the mode and frequencies of the contest.
- Correction of logged call signs and exchanges after the contest, by use of any database, recordings, email or other methods, is not allowed.
- Call signs logged must be the same as those exchanged over the air by the entrants during the QSO.
- For ITU Region 1 stations: transmitting on the 40m band, above 7200 KHz during the SSB (phone) contest weekend is not permitted.
- For ITU Region 1 stations: transmitting below 1810 KHz during the contest weekends is not permitted.