Participants in CQ-sponsored contests will now have five days after the end of a contest to either upload or mail their logs. Previously, the contests had a four-week window for log submissions.
"Our goal is two-fold," explained CQ magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU. "This is the first step in an effort to speed the processing and reporting of CQ contest results, and it is one more step in our ongoing efforts to help ensure the integrity of submitted logs. Shortening the deadline reduces the time available for those who might be tempted to 'cleanse' their logs after the contest."
The change takes effect with this fall's CQ World Wide DX Contest and will apply to all future CQ-sponsored contests.