QRP ARCI Contests

Welcome to the QRP ARCI contest pages.

We sponsor a dozen contests each year with the emphasis on having fun !

Geared completely to the QRPer, these contests are an excellent way to test out your new gear, antennas, or your homebrew creations. Not only can you compete in the various contests but you can also work on the many QRP awards offered both by QRP ARCI as well as other organizations and you can also add to your DX QRP totals or complete your QRP DXCC, WAS, WAC etc.

There are categories to suit just about everyone’s contesting needs including SSB and CW. There is also the A1 antenna category for those stations using single element antennas such as Verticals, Dipoles, Inverted V’s, Loops, long wires, etc. and we also have the A2 antenna category for those using multi element beams or arrays. This way everyone can compete with similarly equipped stations using similar type antennas.

Most of our contests also offer Single Band entries, Low Band entries, High Band entries and of course All Band entries. There are even power multipliers for using different power levels from 5 Watts down to just a few milliWatts!

You do not have to be able to run pile ups, copy 30 wpm CW, or generate 100s of QSOs. In fact you don’t have to be a contester at all to enjoy the fun - just get on the air, make a few QSOs, and be sure to send in a log. Except for the Spring and Fall QSO Parties most of our contests are only a few hours in length so you don’t have to commit an entire weekend to being on the air. Just get on for an hour or two and make some QSOs.  Even a few QSOs could win you a certificate! The pace of the QRP ARCI Contests are very relaxed and laid back for the most part compared to other contests. It’s the perfect place to practice your contesting skills if you are new to contesting and the perfect platform if you just want to test your latest antenna project or see how far you can be heard running just a few milliwatts into a ground mounted vertical for example.  You can even operate portable, field day style, such as at the beach, in a park, etc. and receive bonus points in most of our contests for your effort.

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Jeff VA3JFF
QRP ARCI Contest Manager

QRP Quarterly

QRP Quarterly - April 2015

QRP Quarterly - April 2015

 

Technical Articles
 
Idea Exchange (Mike Czuhajewski WA8MCQ)
    Bargraph SWR Indicator (N2CX)
    Tuning Tool using PCB (K7QO)
    Current Limiting for LED Displays (KC0ZNG)
    More BS-170 MOSFET Amplifier Notes (W0UFO)
    Homebrew Keyer using PCB Material (VE3CQH)
    Quick Change Solder Dispenser (K7QO)
    Oscilloscope Feet Made From Hardware (Bob Savino)
    Testing Fuses in Fluke DMMs (WA8MCQ)
    More Useful Prototyping Boards (KC0ZNG)
    Simple Continuity Tester (AA6KI)
Small Loop Antenna (George Dorner W9ZSJ)
Ionospherica (Kai Siwiak KE4PT)
The CALF - Audio Filter (Curt Milton WB8YYY and John Clements KC9ON)
Let's Build Something Part 2 (Ben Kuo KK6FUT & Pete Juliano N6QW)
Antennas 101: Feedlines as Impedance Transformers (Gary Breed K9AY)
 
The Joy of QRP
 
Editorial (Tim Stabler WB9NLZ)
From the President (Ken Evans W4DU)
Four Days In May (FDIM) 2015
Out and About with QRP (Craig Behrens NM4T)
QRP Clubhouse (Tim Stabler WB9NLZ)
QRP Contests (Jeff Hetherington VA3JFF)
    Results of the 2014 Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint
    Results of the 2014 New Years Sprint
    Results of the 2014 Fireside SSB Sprint
 

Mailed to subscribers - 22 April 2015


 

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