QRP ARCI Contests

Welcome to the QRP ARCI contest pages.

We sponsor several 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!

Instant Logging is now available:  http://qrpcontest.com 

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.

QRP Quarterly

Jan 2018

QRP Quarterly - APR 2018
Technical Articles

Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ

Antenna Pieces from the Dollar Store—N2CX
Use Safety Mat for Rubber Feet—NA1MH
Free 9V Battery Connectors—WA8MCQ
Ham Radio Stuff at Thrift Stores—AI2T
Solder Paste Extruder—KM4NFQ
Connect Ground Lugs to Be Safe—AE9DB
Kevlar Kite String for Dial Cord—WØVT
Alternative to Harbor Freight Punch—W9CTW, WA8MCQ

14 Arduino Building Blocks: The Sweeperino Jr.—DuWayne Schmidkofer—KV4QB
17 Vertical Whip Mount for the KX2 and KX3—Edi Bosshard—HB9MTN
19 Over-Temperature Cutoff Controller—Paul Signorelli—WØRW
20 The Amazing SolderScope—Tom Williams—K9AC
26 The Basics of Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)—Tomas Hood—NW7US
28 The CIA’s Secret QRP CW Transmitter Project—Ben Kuo—AI6YR

36 Antenna Notes—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

5 Band EFHW with Traps and Links—DK3IT and HB9BCB
40/20 Trap Dipole—KD1JV
Super Cheap Chinese Antenna Poles—VE3IPS
KT5X’s Musings on his Traps—KT5X

The Joy of QRP
13 CW: AB3AP’s Key-to-Rig Switch Box—Dan Romanchik—KB6NU
18 10 Questions About Your QRP Operations—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
19 RBN Map for QRPers—Paul Signorelli—WØRW
22 The QCX Transceiver: A “Best Buy”—Howard Zehr—K4LXY
23 Product Review: The QRP Labs QCX—John W. Thompson—K3MD
24 QRP in the ARRL DX CW Contest—Bob Cutter—KIØG
31 QRPver 20M Transceiver Review—Edward R. Breneiser—WA3WSJ


The World of QRP ARCI
3 Editorial—Mitch Gill—NA7US
4 From the President—Preston Douglas—WJ2V
27 2018 QRP ARCI Contest Schedule
34 Four Days in May 2018 Announcement
40 New or Renewal Membership Application
40 QRP ARCI Staff and Directors

 

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