Fall QSO Party

Fall QSO Party

2019 QRP-ARCI(sm) Fall QSO Party


0000Z to 2359Z on 12 October 2019 

Mode:  HF CW only.

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

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 or less = x20

Suggested Frequencies:
160m1810 kHz
80m3560 kHz
40m7030 kHz (please listen at 7040 kHz for rock bound participants)
20m14060 kHz
15m 21060 kHz
10m28060 kHz

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

BONUS POINTS: None available for this contest.

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

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. 

You can work a station for credit once on each band.

Log Submission:
Submit your entry online at https://www.qrpcontest.com

Printed Contest logs are not required for entry, but may be requested by the Contest Manager if required.

Results: Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the QRP-ARCI website.


QRP Quarterly

Oct 2019

QRP Quarterly - October 2019

Technical Articles

Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ

Digital Metering for a Low-Voltage AC Source—KCØZNG
HP4342A Binding Post Caps—WA8MCQ

A 20/40-Meter Portable Vertical Antenna—Rick Hockett—K9RBH
An Easy-to-Build Buck/Boost Converter—Dave Koberstein—N9DK
Challenges of SSB: Development of the QSX—Hans Summers—GØUPL
Ten Questions About Your QRP Operations—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
Reinartz and the Radio Boy—David Cripe—NMØS
SDR for QRP: The Risen RS-918—Howard Zehr—K4LXY


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