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New Rules CQ WW CC

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a change to rule XII of the CQ WW DX contest. This rule deals with disqualification. The statement below is to be substituted for rule XII published in the September
issue of CQ magazine. The new XII we be in effect for the 2009 CQ WW contests. The new rule will have *no effect on 99+% of contesters*. If you stay within the category you have chosen and obey its limitations, rule XII
will not affect you.
The new rule below replaces rule XII of the 2009 CQ WW DX Contest rules. It is also available at cqww.com along with the full rules, top tab rules.

XII. Actions of the CQ WW Contest Committee

YELLOW card = Not eligible for an award in the entered contest. An entrant
or operator issued a yellow card will be listed in the published results
with a number symbol (#) before their call.

Two yellow cards: An entrant or operator receiving two yellow cards in three
consecutive CQ WW DX contests will be ineligible for any CQ –sponsored
contest award for a period of two years beginning with the publication of
the second violation in CQ magazine. If the entrant is in a multi-operator
category, all listed operators are so affected.

RED card = Full Disqualification (DQ). Submitted log is rejected. Entrants
receiving a red card will be listed at the end of the published results. An
entrant or operator receiving a red card will be ineligible for any
CQ-sponsored contest award for a period of one year beginning with the
publication of the violation in CQ magazine.

Two red cards: An entry or operator receiving two red cards within five
consecutive CQ WW DX contests will be ineligible for any CQ –sponsored
contest award for a period of three years beginning with the month of
publication of the second violation in CQ magazine. If the entrant is in a
multi-operator category, all listed operators are so affected.

1. The CQ WW Contest Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any
entry.
2. Violation of the rules of the contest or country of operation makes the
entrant subject to either a red or yellow card at the discretion of the CQ
WW Contest Committee. Reclassification to a category other than that
submitted will result in an automatic yellow card.
3. Unsportsmanlike conduct can be grounds for either a red or yellow card at
the discretion of the CQ WW Contest Committee. Unsportsmanlike conduct
includes but is not limited to ANY use by an entrant of any non-amateur
means in the contest including, but not limited to, telephones, Internet,
instant messaging, chat rooms, VoIP, or the use of any DX cluster/reflector
to SOLICIT, ARRANGE, or CONFIRM any contacts during the contest (exception
see Xtreme category rules).
4. Taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs or unverifiable multipliers
may result in a yellow card.
5. An entrant is free to withdraw his/her submitted log for any reason
prior to receiving an official letter from the CQ WW Contest Committee. The
log will then be handled per the entrant’s request. If after receiving an
official letter from the CQ WW Contest Committee, an entrant chooses to
withdraw their log, the entrant’s call will be listed at end of the results
showing their log as having been withdrawn.
6. By submitting a CQ WW DX contest log, an entrant agrees that the use of
red cards, yellow cards, log withdrawal and other decisions of the CQ WW
Contest Committee are official and final.


73 and have fun this fall!
Bob, K3EST
Director CQ WW Contest Committee

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