Yesterday evening, the CQWW webseminar attracted more than 500 listeners from 70 countries. Perfect quality, super FB !
The content was rather predictable : no more inter-friend logchecking possible due to a quicker log submission and also much more quicker result communications (April in stead of August).
Some items has been explained in detail :
- the committee is able to record the complete contest on all bands with the help of 7 RX-stations worldwide.
They are now in the possibility to check multi-signals on air and also to detect splatter stations.
Let's hope they have foreseen enough yellow cards to give to all splatter stations ! I'm curious if there will be a difference on the bands.
- the idea of an x-qso. This means that you log a station without points (nor penalties) for yourself, but the other one can use it as a valid contact. Nice feature if you have doubts about a correct callsign, or not sure about the 10 minute rule for M/S stations. However, most logging programs don't use this cabrillo feature yet.
- Big attention also for the power levels 5W, 100W and 1500W. To be continued how they will handle this.
Solar conditions seem to be a good compromise for both higher and low bands and the local weather will also be a bonus.
The CQWW counter says : 4 days and 16 hours...