The CQ WW is about fun, learning and competition. Contesters love to go on DXpeditions to the far reaches of the planet. These DXpeditions make the contest more interesting and challenging for all of us.
Check out the planned DXpeditions for the upcoming CW contest on NG3K's web site at Amateur Radio Contesting Resources and Information.
The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation ("WWROF"), a non-profit donor-supported organization, has committed to cover critical infrastructure expenses for the CQ family of contests. These include items such as:
Unpaid volunteers do all of the work. These individuals will continue to donate their time, but in many cases funding is need to cover expenses associated with these activities.
Please consider making a tax-deductible (for U.S. taxpayers) contribution to the WWROF at http://www.wwrof.org/content/donate. Please indicate CQ160 with your donation.
Mapability.com (from Tim EI8IC)