Rules

Rules – 2022 Unassisted Challenge

The Unassisted Challenge is intended to replace the Single Operator Unassisted categories in CQ WPX SSB & CW, which were combined with the assisted category in 2021.

TL;DR: 

  • Operate the CQ WPX SSB and/or CW contests single-op without the use of spotting assistance. All CQ WPX rules apply except that the use of QSO-finding assistance is not allowed
  • To enter, do BOTH of the following:
    • Submit your log to CQ WPX and
    • Post your score to www.3830scores.com and select the unassisted overlay option.
  • Have fun!
  • If you do not know how to post to 3830, need assistance, or are unable to post contact us at unassistedchallenge@gmail.com

 Full rules:

  • The Unassisted Challenge is open to all single operator entrants in the 2022 CQ WPX SSB/CW contests who do not use QSO-finding assistance during the contest periods
  • The Unassisted Challenge team may request your log if you are due to receive a plaque in order to determine that assistance was not used.
  • QSO-finding assistance is defined as the use of any technology or other source that provides call sign or multiplier identification of a signal to the operator. This includes, but is not limited to, use of a CW decoder, DX cluster, DX spotting websites  (e.g., DX Summit), local or remote call sign and frequency decoding technology (e.g., CW Skimmer or Reverse Beacon Network), or operating arrangements involving other individuals. 
  • Participants must submit a valid single-operator entry in the 2022 CQ WPX SSB or CW
  • The Unassisted Challenge applies to all Single Operator power categories (High Power, Low Power, and QRP), and the power limits defined by the sponsor similarly apply to the Unassisted Challenge.
  • The Unassisted Challenge applies to all Single Operator power categories (High Power, Low Power, and QRP), and the power limits defined by the sponsor similarly apply to the Unassisted Challenge.
  • You must both submit your log to CQ WPX and post your score to 3830 in the unassisted overlay category.
  • The final adjudicated scores by the CQ WPX contest sponsors will be used to determine the winners of the Unassisted Challenge
  • Results will be published by power level and continent. If there is sufficient activity, they may be further divided by CQ Zone, country, or call area
  • Check the website for a list of available plaques
  • The Unassisted Challenge may use and analyze the logs released by CQ WPX to check for violations.  An entrant may be disqualified if the organizers find the entrant to have violated any of these rules. The decisions of the organizers are final. Any findings of the Unassisted Challenge may be shared with the CQ WPX Contest organizers.   
  • Rules are subject to change and may be updated at any time
  • The Unassisted Challenge is not affiliated with CQ Magazine, CQ Communications, Inc., World Wide Radio Operators Foundation, Inc., or the CQ WPX contest.