Summer Homebrew Sprint

Summer Sun

2020 QRP-ARCI SUMMER HOMEBREW SPRINT

Date/Time:

2000Z to 2300Z on 12 July 2020


Mode:

HF CW Only.

Exchange:

Members send:  RST, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number
Non-Members send:  RST, State/Province/Country, Power Out

QSO Points:

Member = 5 points
Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 points
Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 points

Multiplier:

SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands.  The same station may be worked on multiple bands for QSO points and SPC credit.

Power Multiplier:

>5 Watts = x1
>1 - 5 Watts = x7
>250 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>55 mW - 250 mW = x15
<55 mW = x20

Suggested Frequencies:

160m    1810 kHz
80m     3560 kHz
40m     7030 kHz (please listen at 7040 kHz for rock bound participants)
20m     14060 kHz
15m     21060 kHz
10m     28060 kHz

Score:

Final Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs (total for all bands) x Power Multiplier + Bonus Points.

BONUS POINTS:

If operating a HB Transmitter add 2000 points
If operating a HB Receiver add 3000 points
If operating a HB Transceiver add 5000 points
(Homebrew is defined as:  if you built it, it is homebrew (kits too!)

If you are operating PORTABLE using battery power AND a temporary antenna, add 5000 points to your final score.  (You can NOT be at your shack operating from battery power using your home station antenna to qualify for this bonus.)  This is to help level the playing field for contesters who work from the field against contest stations with 5 element yagis at 70 ft.


Categories:

Entry may be All-Band, Single Band, High Bands (10m-15m-20m) or Low Bands (40m-80m-160m)

How to Participate:

Get on any of the HF bands except the WARC bands and hang out near the QRP frequencies.  Work as many stations calling CQ QRP or CQ TEST as possible, or call CQ QRP or CQ TEST yourself!  You can work a station for credit once on each band.

Log Submission:

Submit your entry online at http://www.qrpcontest.com

Deadline:

Entries must be posted on or before 29 July 2020

 

QRP-ARCI Has a New President

QRP-ARCI would like to announce that David Cripe NM0S, has been approved by the QRP-ARCI Board of Directors to be the new club President effective May 08, 2020.  David is a long time member of QRP-ARCI and has been a contributor to the world of QRP for many years.  He was voted into the QRP Hall of Fame in 2014 and is well known for his work with the Four State QRP Group.  David lives in Iowa and works for Rockwell Collins as an engineer, and also enjoys working with youth to help them become "radio-active".  

Preston Douglas WJ2V has served the club as President for over three years, and we thank him for his service. 

New Contest Manager

The staff at QRP-ARCI would like to welcome our newest Contest Manager.  Paul Womble K4FB has accepted the position of Contest Manager and we look forward to all the upcoming events on the contest calendar today.  Paul lives in Florida and has been a past FDIM attendee, and a member of QRP-ARCI for about 20 years.  At the same time we say THANK YOU to Jeff Hetherington VA3JFF / VE3CW for his years and years of leadership in this position.  Jeff is a member of the QRP-ARCI Board and has been a member of QRP-ARCI for a very long time. 

Thanks to Jeff and welcome to Paul! 

de QRP ARCI Staff

 

QRP Amateur Radio Club International

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QRP ARCI is a club for low power enthusiasts worldwide.

We produce a professional quality magazine (QRP Quarterly), organize an annual conference at Dayton ('Four Days In May' or FDIM), and sponsor various QRP contests and awards.

Our aim is to promote QRP and a variety of related activites. Many of our members enjoy home construction, kit building, antenna experimentation, backpacking and portable operation. Minimalist radios built in small tins are very popular but we also enjoy the very latest high performance radios such as the Elecraft KX3, the new SDR rigs, and great kits like the QCX from QRP Labs, kits from 4 States QRP Group, and the uBitx rigs. 

Let us know if we can promote your club, group, kit or product.

New QRPARCI Mail List

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A new Mail List has been started for QRPARCI on the groups.io platform.  This mail list is open to members and non-members alike for the discussion of QRPARCI topics.  Jim Stafford W4QO is the  moderator of the list and you can gain access by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and requesting to be added  to the mail list.  You can get your mail in digest form as well if you prefer it that way.   73 de W4QO

 

QRP Quarterly

APR 2020

QRP Quarterly - April 2020

Technical Articles

Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ

SKN Keyer—K5BTV
RFI from LED Light Rope—W6DAN
Repairing Torn Speaker Cones—K8VU
Acid Brushes for Flux Removal—WA8MCQ

Fun With Crystals and Simple Circuits-K4OCE
Low Level Multiband Loop—VE3AB
Partridge Joystick Antenna —VE3IPS
The $2 Quick One —VE3IPS
UNUNs and BALUNs —AC7AC
30 Meter CW Transceiver —N6QW


 

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