## 2015-07-05

### Cleaned QSO information from CQ WW contest files from 2008 to 2014

The CQ World Wide (CQWW) website cqww.com hosts and makes available public logs from 2008 to 2014. These public logs are more or less as submitted, except that certain private information has been removed. However, since the logs contain all the Cabrillo lines in the original log, they are not particularly suitable for direct analysis.

To try to aid with analyses based on public logs, I have made available the QSO information from the logs in a more convenient format.

I went through all the CQ WW public logs, cleaning them up and converting all the QSOs to the correct Cabrillo format (a surprising number of the raw logs provide examples of creative formatting and/or downright erroneous information
in the QSO lines).

The resulting QSOs for the CW and SSB contests from 2008 to 2014 are in a single compressed (xz) file downloadable from:

The MD5 checksum of this file is:
2e8540de740de98de305166c19c2f0bf

NB: See the updated post at:
http://drevans.blog.enginehousebooks.com/2015/11/cleaned-and-augmented-qso-information.html