LOTW to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zone (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced on December 14.

Amateur Radio operators will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for WAZ credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and separate CQ award fees will apply. [ 1 ]

About CQ WAZ

“Worked All Zones is the second-oldest active Amateur Radio award program, behind the International Amateur Radio Union’s Worked All Continents (WAC) award.” [ 2 ]

CQ Zone Map (c)EI8IC


The CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ) Award and its variations are issued to any licensed amateur station presenting proof of contact with the appropriate number of CQ zones of the world. It is sponsored by CQ magazine. [ 3 ]


[ 1, 2 ] “Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award”, ARRL The national association for Amateur Radio, last modified December 14 2017, http://www.arrl.org/news/logbook-of-the-world-to-add-support-for-cq-waz-award.

[ 3 ] “CQ WAZ Awards – Official Rules”, CQ Amateur Radio, Retrieved December 18 2017, http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_awards/cq_waz_awards/index_cq_waz_award.html.