CQ announces expansion of WPX Award
Digital Modes Added Along with New Bands.
CQ magazine and WPX
Awards Manager Steve Bolia, N8BJQ, have announced several changes to the WPX
Award program in response to feedback from program participants. The
changes, effective immediately, add new bands and create a new Digital WPX
Under the new rules,
contacts on all bands between 160 and 6 meters will count for WPX award
credit. In addition, new band endorsements will now be available for 5 MHz,
10 MHz, 18 MHz, 24 MHz and 50 MHz contacts.
A separate Digital WPX
Award has also been added for contacts made on RTTY, PSK and other keyboard
modes, with 300 confirmed prefixes required for the basic level of the
award. Digital-mode contacts will also count toward the existing Mixed
award, as will those prefixes worked on the newly added bands.
Details on these and
other changes will be published in the March 2008 issue of CQ magazine and
are posted along with the March issue highlights on the CQ magazine website
The WPX Award Program
recognizes amateurs for making confirmed contacts with the many callsign
prefixes used by radio amateurs around the world.
Top achievers are
eligible for the WPX Honor Roll and the WPX Award of Excellence. General
information and complete rules are available on the CQ website at:
CQ magazine sponsors a
variety of operating awards and on-air competitions to encourage amateur
radio operators to sharpen their operating skills and to recognize those
reaching high levels of achievement