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

July 2018

QRP Quarterly - JULY 2018

Technical Articles

Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ

Getting the Pole Off the Car—N2CX
Power Connectors for Heath QRP Rigs—WA8MCQ
Elmenco Fused Power Plugs—VE7EZM/AF7BZ

13 Delta Loop for the 30m Band—Roman Brunel—DL3TU and Uwe Neibig—DL4AAE
16 A Vertical Moxon for 20 Meters—Johnny Twist—K5ACL
22 WAX Group Portable Rotatable Dipole—Al Duncan—VE3RRD
28 Modern QRP Rigs and Development of the QCX: Part 1—Hans Summers—GØUPL

The Joy of QRP

12 Transverter for 6 Meters—Paul Signorelli—WØRW
15 Ionospherica—Kazimierz “Kai” Siwiak—KE4PT
18 Ten Questions About Your QRP Operations—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
20 VE3 SOTA Update and The Crutch Dipole—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
21 A New Morse Code Trainer Kit—Mike Malone—KD5KFX
25 Three Old Guys on Tour: Friedrichshafen 2018—Tony Fishpool—G4WIF
27 FDIM in Photos

The World of QRP ARCI

3 Editorial—Mike Malone—KD5KFX
4 From the President—Preston Douglas—WJ2V
5 QRP News and Views
New and Returning Board of Directors
Letters and E-mails to the Editor
QRP Quarterly Then and Now
40 New or Renewal Membership Application
40 QRP ARCI Staff and Directors


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