(Hicksville, NY August 1, 2012) -- CQ
magazine will embark on a major reorganization of its editorial content in order
to publish contest results significantly sooner, Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU,
announced today. On average, contest results will appear four months sooner than
at present. The new schedule will be phased in over the course of 2013 and will
be fully in place by 2014.
"The phase-in is necessary because of new
and old dates overlapping," Moseson explained, "as well as scheduling needs for
non-contest articles including our special focus issues and Dayton new product
reports. As a result, some contest results will be temporarily relocated in 2013
and some specials will be rearranged as well.
"In addition, there will
be two sets of CQ WPX Contest results published in 2013 -- the 2012 scores in
January (SSB) and February (CW), followed by the 2013 results in September (SSB)
and November (CW). The CQ World Wide DX Contest results, which currently appear
in the August (SSB) and September (CW) issues, will be published as of 2013 in
the April and May issues, respectively. For one year only (2013), the CQ World
Wide VHF Contest results will be published in CQ VHF magazine, and will return
to CQ as of 2014, appearing in the January issue."
This schedule change
has been made possible by the fact that the vast majority of contest entrants
submit their logs online, as well as advancements in technology for
log-checking, earlier log submission deadlines announced last month and advances
in publishing technology.
"For years, both participants and contest
directors have been asking us to publish the results sooner," Moseson explained,
"and at last, all of the pieces have fallen into place to make it possible. The
new schedule represents the minimum amount of time needed to not only collect
and process the logs, but to resolve issues with problem logs and take the
necessary steps to assure the ongoing integrity of our contest
A complete calendar of contest results issues for 2013 and
2014 will be posted on the CQ website at <www.cq-amateur-radio.com