Unofficial Station Reports, CQ WW SSB and CW, 2005 to 2020

Using the public logs, it is rather easy to generate unofficial station-by-station reports for the entrants in the CQ WW contests.

The contest committee generates official reports and generally sends these reports individually to each entrant. But these are typically not made public (although there are some exceptions). The unofficial reports, while not necessarily identical to the official ones, may hold some interest.

The unofficial reports may differ from the official ones because the contest committee has access to checklogs, which are not made public. Also, there are various pathological occurrences in logs that require a decision to be made as to how to classify one or more QSOs; the rules by which such decisions are made are not public, so the decisions that I made when constructing the unofficial reports may well be different from those made by the contest committee. Nevertheless, pathological logs (or pathological QSOs within a log) are relatively rare, so these decisions should affect a relatively small percentage of logs and QSOs. (Typical examples [there are many more] of circumstances in which decisions must made be are: by how much may clocks be skewed and a QSO still be considered valid? what to do if the transmitted callsign changes for some number of QSOs in the contest? what do to if more than one entrant claims to have used the same transmitted callsign?)

The complete set of unofficial reports for the CW and SSB versions of the CQ WW contest for the years 2005 to 2020 may be found in appropriately named files in this directory.

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