Fall QSO Party

Fall QSO Party

2017 QRP-ARCI(sm) Fall QSO Party

Date/Time:

1200Z on 14 October 2017 through 2400Z on 15 October 2017.  You may work a maximum of 24 hours of the 36 hour period.  

Mode:  HF CW only.

Exchange: 
Members send:  RST, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number
Non-Members send:  RST, State/Province/Country, Power Out

QSO Points:
Member = 5 points
Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 points
Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 points

Multiplier:
SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands.  The same station may be worked on multiple bands for QSO points and SPC credit.

Power Multiplier:
>5 Watts = x1
>1 - 5 Watts = x7
>250 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>55 mW - 250 mW = x15
55 mW or less = x20

Suggested Frequencies:
160m1810 kHz
80m3560 kHz
40m7030 kHz (please listen at 7040 kHz for rock bound participants)
20m14060 kHz
15m 21060 kHz
10m28060 kHz

Score:
Final Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs (total for all bands) x Power Multiplier.

BONUS POINTS: None available for this contest.

Categories:
Entry may be All-Band, Single Band, High Bands (10m-15m-20m) or Low Bands (40m-80m)

How to Participate:
Get on any of the HF bands except the WARC bands and hang out near the QRP frequencies.  Work as many stations calling CQ QRP or CQ TEST as possible, or call CQ QRP or CQ TEST yourself!  You can work a station for credit once on each band.

Log Submission:
Submit your entry online at http://www.qrpcontest.com

Contest logs are not required for entry, but may be requested by the Contest Manager if required.

Deadline:  Entries must be postmarked on or before 29 October 2017.

Results: Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the QRP-ARCI website.

Certificates:  Will be awarded to the Top 10 Scoring Entrants.

 

QRP Quarterly

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QRP Quarterly - July 2017

Technical Articles

Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ

Revised Antenna Loading Coil Scheme—N2CX

Low-Voltage Dynamic Current Sink—KCØZNG

SMD Capacitor Adapter for AADE LC Meter—WØEB

New HW-8 Bandswitches—WA8MCQ

Varactor Adapter for AADE LC Meter—N5IB, WA8MCQ

PVC Pipe Protects Antenna Cable Items—W1FMR

A Complete Portable CW QRP Station—Tony Breathnach—EI5EM

Antenna Counterpots and Pans—Bob Thompson—K5RWT

The Pocket Vertical Antenna—Hiro Hayashi—VE3CGC

Lightweight Mast Guying System—Barclay Thomas—WT4BT

Simple Attenuators for Lowering ‘Them Watts’—Bob Rosier—K4OCE

Chameleon Antenna Magnetic Loop Starter Kit—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

QQ Classic: A Vertical Doublet for 30-10 Meters—L.B. Cebik (SK)—W4RNL

Hold Still, I’m Trying to Solder You...—Bob Thompson—K5RWT

The Fully-Automatic Balanced Bug—Richard A. Meiss—WB9PLU

Colorado 14er Event: Ham Radio with Altitude—Bob Witte—KØNR

Ten Questions About Your QRP Operations——John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

My CW Technician—Dan Romanchik—KB6NU

QRP ARCI Staff and Directors  

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