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CQ Reconsiders, WILL Recognize All Crimean Stations

From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com]

On Behalf Of Randy Thompson K5ZD

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:40 PM

To: ‘Contest Reflector’

Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQ Reconsiders Policy on Crimea in CQ Contests

The following will be released on the CQ Newsroom later this evening.

Please pass the word to contesters in your region.

CQ Reconsiders Policy on Crimea in CQ Contests

In response to requests from a large number of contesters around the world, CQ has reconsidered its decision regarding the acceptance of logs from stations in Crimea in CQ-sponsored contests.

As CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, explained, “a large portion of the contesting community felt that we were unfairly denying our fellow amateurs in Crimea of the opportunity to fully participate in our contests. Since the country list for CQ contests is based on a combination of the Worked All Europe (WAE) and ARRL DXCC lists, and the ARRL has already adopted a policy regarding Crimean stations in its award and contest programs, we will amend our policy to be consistent with the ARRL’s DXCC policy.”

“Therefore, the listings of Crimean stations submitting logs for CQ contests will be based on the call sign under which they have operated. If they used Russian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Russia; if they used Ukrainian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Ukraine. This change reflects not only the desire of many contesters around the world, but also of a large majority of members of the CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee.”

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Today, 04:03 AM #3 UA9KAA

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Originally Posted by W3WN

“Therefore, the listings of Crimean stations submitting logs for CQ contests will be based on the call sign under which they have operated. If they used Russian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Russia; if they used Ukrainian-issued calls in the contest, they will be listed under Ukraine. This change reflects not only the desire of many contesters around the world, but also of a large majority of members of the CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee.”

A wise decision. Thank you!

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Today, 05:12 AM #4 UN7LAN

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I am glad to the wise solution of “CQ Contest” committee and to the guide of the “CQ” magazine for “The Crimean problem”.

AMATEUR RADIO – OUT OF POLICY!!!

73! Alex UN7LAN

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CQ Magazine has reconsidered its position on “The Crimean Problem” relating to contests involving Ukrainian  and Russian operators.  The change of heart now aligns CQ Magazine with that of the ARRL and many contesters.  It’s a shame that politics has to enter the realm of Amateur Radio, but that’s the world we have now.  The goal is to get amateur radio operators on the air in a good natured contest, regardless of what license and callsign they now hold.  I think the compromise supported by contesters, the ARRL, and CQ Magazine will allow the competition to continue as it was intended.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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