Summer Homebrew Sprint

Summer Sun
Sunday 6th July 2014
2000z - 2359z
 
A short CW sprint with bonuses for those using homemade equipment and for entrants at a portable location.
 
A great way to spend a few hours on a summer afternoon (or evening for those in Europe and Africa). If you don't usually operate contests try this one !  Throw a wire in a tree and rack up some bonus points by using a battery - and don't forget the picnic !

Contest Rules

QRP Shoot Out

Ray Gun

Saturday 14 June 2014
CW:  1500Z to 2100Z

Sunday 15 June 2014
SSB: 1500Z to 2100Z
 

This contest is designed to demonstrate that QRP operators can be proficient in both voice and morse code communications.

Please send in a log even if you only made a few contacts - the deadline is 1st July 2014

Contest rules

New QRP ARCI publication

Best Of Idea Exchange

QRP ARCI announces the publication of a new book - "The Best of Idea Exchange"

This will quickly become a needed information source for your work bench. The content is drawn from 20 years of the Idea Exchange in past QRP Quarterly magazines.

There are 138 pages of useful information divided into seven sections -

  1. Components
  2. Circuit Design
  3. Test & Measurement
  4. Tools & Techniques
  5. Repairs & Modifications
  6. Antennas
  7. Miscellaneous Ideas

Order your copy online from the QRP ARCI Toystore

FDIM - all over for 2014

Four Days In May (FDIM) - the biggest and best QRP event in the World !
Held each May, it starts the day before the famous Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio and runs for 4 days

FDIM 2014 was a great success - attendance at the seminars broke all previous records.

Congratulations to the new QRP Hall Of Fame inductees -

  • Ed Hare, W1RFI
  • David Cripe, NM0S
  • Zack Lau, W1VT

A full review will be published in the next QRP Quarterly magazine.

The seminars were streamed live on the internet. Raw footage can be found on uStream.
We will be editing higher quality versions, the videos will be uploaded to YouTube later in 2014.

QRP Frequencies

Center of Activity

These are not Calling Frequencies, they are Centers Of Activity - places where QRPers are likely to be found.

Of course, you may operate QRP anywhere that your license allows. If you have a VFO, then use it - but check around the QRP Frequencies on a regular basis.

Table of QRP Frequencies

QRP Quarterly

QRP Quarterly - Spring 2014

QRP Quarterly - Spring 2014

  • Poor Ham's Scalar Network Analyzer (WA5BDU)
  • 'Failed State' Electronics (W0RW)
  • Arduino CW Sender (KK6FUT & N6QW)
  • Out and About with QRP (NM4T) -
    download this article
  • Ionospherica (KE4PT)
  • SimSmith Update (AE6TY)
  • St. Louis 'Slide WhiSTLe' Capacitor (N0WL)
  • Never Move ! (N6QW)
  • Companion Multiband Antenna (N2CX)
  • Fun With Magnets (ND6T)
  • Homebrew Soldering Station (K9AY)
  • 10m A.M. on the Cheap (W4OP)
  • SMD Soldering Aid (KV6Z)
  • Directional Wattmeter (W0UFO)
  • Operating Low Power on the Low Bands (K9JWV) - download update
  • QRP Clubhouse
  • QRP Contests
  • FDIM Announcement

Mailed to subscribers - 15 April 2014
Please allow 3 weeks for delivery
 

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