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vk3pa
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Posted - 25 Jan 2012 :  06:27:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit vk3pa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
CQ PRES RELEASE (ARRL, CQ, Sign Agreement to Provide Logbook of the World
Support for CQ Awards). The following press release was sent out by Richard
Moseson, W2VU:

For more information, contact:
Harold Kramer (WJ1B)
Chief Operating Officer
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
(860) 594-0200 / wj1b@arrl.org

Richard Ross (K2MGA)
President
CQ Communications, Inc.
(516) 681-2922 / k2mga@cq-amateur-radio.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2012

vk3pa
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Posted - 25 Jan 2012 :  06:30:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit vk3pa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ARRL & CQ Sign Agreement to Provide
ARRL’s Logbook of The World Support for CQ's Awards

(Hicksville, NY and Newington, CT - Jan. 24, 2012) – CQ Communications,
Inc. (CQ) and ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio, have
signed an agreement to begin providing support for CQ-sponsored operating
awards by the ARRL's Logbook of the World (LoTW) electronic confirmation
system.. The agreement was announced jointly today by ARRL Chief Operating
Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B, and CQ Communications President Richard Ross,
K2MGA.

CQ's awards will be the first non-ARRL awards supported by LoTW and
will be phased in, beginning with the CQ WPX award. Additional CQ awards
will follow. The ARRL's LoTW system, an interactive database recording
contacts between radio amateurs was created in 2003 and has been
adopted by 47,500 radio "hams" worldwide. It already has records of
400 million contacts and grows weekly. The target date for beginning
LoTW support for WPX is April 1, 2012. Amateurs will be able to use
LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for
WPX credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and CQ award fees will apply.

ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, observed that this
step gives radio amateurs throughout the world an inexpensive and
convenient means of gaining credits toward CQ’s popular operating
awards. "LoTW has significantly increased interest and participation
in the ARRL's DXCC, Worked All States and VUCC awards programs. We
anticipate a similarly positive response to the addition of the CQ
WPX award. Amateurs will be able to spend more time operating and
less time chasing QSL cards."

CQ President Richard Ross, K2MGA, said he is very pleased to be able
to move forward with Logbook support for CQ awards. "We have had
excellent results with electronic confirmations for several years,"
he said, "and I am glad that we are now able to begin expanding that
convenience to those participants in our award programs who use Logbook
of the World. We look forward to a smooth launch for WPX, and to the
expansion of LoTW support to include the rest of our award programs
as well."

ARRL (www.arrl.org) is the national association for Amateur Radio in
the United States and publisher of its membership journal QST. CQ
Communications, Inc. (www.cqcomm.com) is publisher of CQ Amateur Radio
and several other magazines. There are currently over 700,000 Amateur
Radio licensees in the USA and approximately 2.5 million worldwide.

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vk3pa
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Posted - 26 Jan 2012 :  09:38:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit vk3pa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
From the CQ Newsroom:

Updated news has been posted in the CQ Newsroom

Stories include . . .

ARRL to Permit Use of LoTW for CQ Awards - Applicants for CQ's WPX award will soon be able to use ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW) credits in their applications, under an agreement between CQ and the ARRL announced on January 24. Previously, ARRL had prohibited the use of its LoTW system by any outside organization. The target date for starting WPX support on LoTW is April 1, 2012. Support for additional CQ awards will follow, although no timetable has been set.


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vk3pa
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Posted - 26 Jan 2012 :  09:40:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit vk3pa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
CQ's WPX award will soon be able to use ARRL Logbook
'WPX' only at this stage
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