• CQ Newsroom: CQ to Limit Contest Participation by Stations in Russia, B

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    CQ Newsroom

    CQ to Limit Contest Participation by Stations in Russia, Belarus and Donbas Region of Ukraine

    Posted: 17 Mar 2022 11:50 AM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/03/cq-to-limit-contest-participation-by.html

    (Northport, NY 17 March, 2022) – CQ Communications, Inc., publishers of CQ Amateur Radio magazine and sponsor of the CQ World Wide DX
    and WPX Contests, announced today that in light of the invasion of Ukraine
    by Russia and Belarus, it will not accept competitive entries in any of its sponsored contests by amateur radio stations in Russia, Belarus or the separatist Donbas region of Ukraine (unofficial D1 prefix). Logs submitted
    by these stations will be accepted only as checklogs. In addition, contacts with these stations by other participants will have zero point value and
    will not count as multipliers. This is in line with a similar action taken
    by the Radio Society of Great Britain, following the lead of other international sports federations around the world. "We regret the need to
    take this action," said CQPublisher Richard Ross, K2MGA, "and recognize
    that the vast majority of our fellow amateurs who are affected by it are innocent bystanders who had no role in their government's decision to
    invade another sovereign country. However, in light of the great suffering being inflicted without cause on the people of Ukraine by Russia's leaders,
    we cannot in good conscience stand by and do nothing." The CQ policy will
    take effect with the 2022 CQ WPX SSB Contest on March 26 and 27. Future
    events will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the
    situation at that time.

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