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Dear Fellow Contesters,
The CQ WW Contest committee (CQ WW CC) wishes to thank the over 14,300 entrants who submitted logs for the 2011 CQ WW contests! Many entrants demonstrated their skill by winning one of the approximately 2600 certificates awarded. The results of the CQ WW SSB contest were made public recently. The UBN/NIL reports of both SSB and CW were also made available to contesters on cqww.com.
After the publication of the August issue of CQ and the release of individual reports, contesters wrote to firstname.lastname@example.org questioning the loss of some QSOs from their final score. Their questions prompted the CQ WW CC to review the reports. It was discovered that a programming error had occurred and some calls should *not* have been removed. A recalculation of the full results for SSB and CW revealed a slight increase in many scores.*
The *corrected,* *final official results* for the *SSB *CQ WW contest have been posted on the *CQ magazine web site *(see below). Coordinated with the corrected, final official SSB results, *new UBN/NIL SSB reports have been uploaded to cqww.com* (*NO new passwords are required*).
Anyone who has dealt with contest log checking realizes that considerable variability could exist within the final results. It is the job of every adjudicating team to make every effort to minimize variability in judging
technique and provide a standard against which all received logs are judged.
*CQ magazine has made the following public announcement:*
A programming error in the software used to analyze logs submitted for the CQ World Wide DX Contest has resulted in errors in final scores for some participants in the 2011 CQWW DX SSB and CW competitions. These errors were discovered after the results of both competitions were sent to the printer,
so some results published in the August and September issues of *CQ** *will be incorrect. However, only one SSB certificate and one CW certificate (out of approximately ~2600 awarded) was affected by the error, and with the new, corrected, results, all affected stations’ scores went up, not down.
According to the CQWW Contest Committee, “approximately one QSO in a thousand was marked as a bad call in error. This occurred when two similar calls, for example W1GD and W1GQ, were logged within three minutes of each other and only one of the stations submitted a log.” The problem came about as part of a recent software upgrade, so no previous CQ contests are affected. It has now been fixed, so future contests also should not be affected.
*Corrected, final scores for the SSB weekend are now posted on the CQ magazine website,
Corrected scores for the CW weekend will be planned to coincide with the release of the September digital edition, on or around September 1, 2012.
We will make additional announcements when the CW corrected results have been posted online.
CQ regrets any inconvenience resulting from these errors.
*We appreciate very much the attention shown by contesters to their results.
Working together with the CQ WW CC and CQ magazine, entrants have made their voice heard.
Please submit your log for the 2012 CQ WW contests no matter how large or small. Every submitted log makes the log checking process more accurate. If you have any questions, please ask via email@example.com.
*Reminder: * In the next few weeks CQ and the CQ WWCC will issue directives concerning the above information and other subjects. In early October, the CQ WW CC will give a live webinar. More specific information
will be provided at a date closer to the webinar. You are invited to attend.
Director CQ WW CC