Ed WA3WSJ

QRP ARCI provides a number of awards, each of which encourages low power enthusiasts to accomplish a wide variety of goals.  We invite you to review the various awards and to make a commitment toward earning your own special award.

A number of applicants apply for several different awards at the same time, which is fine. We hope you will review your log and determine if you might be eligible for any awards at this time.

Please note that awards are free of charge for active members (maximum of 5 awards per year) - another significant benefit of active membership.

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Ed Breneiser WA3WSJ, QRP ARCI Awards Manager

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QRP All States certificate


The QRP All States award is awarded to any ham who has used QRP to contact all 50 states in the USA.

As with all QRP ARCI awards there is no requirement for QSL cards or any electronic confirmation.
The award is issued free to active members of QRP ARCI (i.e. anyone with a current subscription to QRP Quarterly).
The cost for non-members is $10 (or join QRP ARCI to get the award for free)

To make it easy to apply for the award all of the documentation has been saved into an Application Package - GCR Form, Application Form, States Checklist, Award Rules

Download the QRP All States Application Package 

QRP All Continents certificate

This award is issued for successful communications with stations in all six continents while running QRP.

The continents are - North America, South America, Oceania, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Australia is a country, part of Oceania, not a continent.
Antarctica is part of Oceania.

Download the QRP All Continents Application Package

Grid Square certificate

Issued for successful communications with 100 different grid squares, worldwide. Simple grid squares are used, such as EN73.

Endorsements are available in increments of 25 grid squares. Band and Mode endorsements are available.

Download the QRP Grid Square Application Package

7 Band All Continents certificate

Stations must be worked on each of the 6 continents on 7 different bands.

The continents are - North America, South America, Oceania, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Australia is a country, part of Oceania, not a continent.
Antarctica is part of Oceania.

A list of stations worked and a GCR form are required. Band and Mode endorsements are available.

 

County Hunters certificate

The basic award is issued for working 100 counties of the United States using QRP.
Endorsements are available for 250, 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000 and All Counties (3079).

This award is governed by the additional rules of the Worked All Counties Award issued by CQ Magazine.  Go to the County Hunter website for more information.

A list of stations worked, sorted by State and County, should be included. The standard GCR form is required. Please do not send the USA-CA special record book required by CQ Magazine. QRP ARCI cannot be held responsible for items lost in the mail. 

 

Worked All ARCI certificate

This award is issued for working members of QRP ARCI.  Every member, whether active or inactive, has a lifetime membership number. Use Member Lookup to find a membership number.

Include a list of stations worked listed in Member Number order with your application. Also include the standard GCR Form.

The award is issued for working 25 club members of QRP ARCI. Old QRP-25 Award contacts can be used to qualify for this award. A copy of an old QRP-25 Certificate can be used in place of the GCR Form.

Endorsements are available for 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, etc.

Actual number of Members worked will be listed on the award certificate.

1000 Miles Per Watt

1000 Miles Per Watt certificate

 


 

 

 

 

The famous '1000 Miles Per Watt' or KMPW award has been issued to thousands of QRPers worldwide.

Enjoy a QRP contact where the distance between stations in miles divided by the power in Watts is greater than 1000 Miles Per Watt !

It's a great award for people new to QRP, or maybe to mark the first DX QSO using a new homemade transceiver.
Try turning the power down - now see if you can get KMPW with 100mW or even 10mW !

To make it easy to apply for the award all of the documentation has been saved into an Application Package

Download the KMPW Application Package

QRP DX

QRP DX certificate

 
The QRP DX award is issued to radio amateurs who have contacted 100 countries (as defined in the ARRL DXCC List) using QRP.

Endorsements are available in increments of 25 countries. Band and mode endorsements are also available.

To make it easy to apply for the award all of the documentation has been saved into an Application Package

Download the QRP DX Application Package