CQ WW 2018

The 2018 CQ World-Wide DX Contest

CQ WW DX SSB: October 27-28
Starts 00:00:00 UTC Saturday Ends 23:59:59 UTC Sunday

The CQ WW SSB is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.

CQ WW DX RULES

GOAL: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many CQ zones and countries as possible.

BANDS: Six bands only: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.

EXCHANGE: RS report plus CQ Zone number of the station location (e.g., 59 05).

Read all rules in several languages on official CQ World Wide DX Contest Page

This edition has some minor changes you should read at CQ WW Rules 2018

 CQ WW DX
CQ Zone Map

Contest Software
A selection of contest programs taken from our Contest Software links page