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 - Jan 2018

Technical Articles
Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ
Silent Key: George Burt, GM3OXX
Casual Look at Portable Power Options—N2CX
Loopty Loop v2.0—K4LXY
Bad Capacitor Caused HW-8 Audio Noise—G4JQT
Narrow Audio Filter for the Elecraft KX-1—K4LXY

13 20M Homebrew Vertical for SOTA—Luc Decroos—ON6DQ
14 FT-817 Zero Beat—Mike Dower—VK2IG
25 Coax Common Mode Chokes—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
27 Arduino Building Blocks: A SWR/Wattmeter—Glen Popiel—KW5GP
31 What’s This Arduino Thing Anyway?—Glen Popiel—KW5GP
34 The Miracle Antenna—John Korby—VA3KOT
36 Fly Like an Eagle—James Lynes—KE4MIQ

The Joy of QRP
18 Utilizing ACE-HF for Radio Propagation—Tomas Hood—NW7US
24 10 Questions About Your QRP Operations—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
26 CW: Proper Use of Abbreviations—Dan Romanchik—KB6NU
35 QRP Ops Check List—John Jaminet—W3HMS

The World of QRP ARCI
3 Editorial—Mitch Gill—NA7US
4 From the President—Preston Douglas—WJ2V
4 QRP ARCI Contests—Jeff Hetherington—VA3JFF
17 From the Awards Manager—Bob Lusby—K9FOH
37 2018 QRP ARCI Contest Schedule
38 Four Days in May 2018 Announcement
40 New or Renewal Membership Application
40 QRP ARCI Staff and Directors

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