CQ WPX SSB Contest

posted Jan 26, 2018, 7:51 PM by Glynn Davies
The CQ World Wide WPX Contest is based on an award offered by CQ Magazine for working all prefixes. Held on the last weekend of March (SSB) and May (CW), the contest draws thousands of entries from around the world.
For 2018, the CQ WPX Contest Dates are March 24 - 25, 2018 for SSB, and May 26 - 27, 2018 for CW.
On both weekends - the contest goes from 0000 UTC Saturday to 2359 UTC Sunday.
There are entry categories for single and multi-operator, each all or single band, which are then further divided into power classes of less than 5, 100 or… wait for it… 1500 watts.
There’s also a section and entry-criteria for a ROOKIE class.
Single Operator stations may operate 36 of the 48 hours – off times must be a minimum of 60 minutes during which no QSO is logged. 
Multi-operator stations may operate the full 48 hours.
Only the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metre bands may be used. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.
The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the number of different prefixes worked.

Link: CQ WPX Fan page - www.facebook.com/cqwpx