QRP ARCI sponsors plaque

QRP ARCI is committed to the promotion of QRP and the support of QRP clubs, groups and manufacturers.

In the 2012 Indiana QSO Party we sponsored a plaque for the top QRP score outside Indiana.

The winner was Jerry Fiore N4JF.

Jerry managed 81 SSB QSOs and 91 on CW for a total score of 26300.

Brian Murrey KB9BVN (QRP ARCI Board Member) asked Jerry about the event, this is what N4JF had to say -

Hi Brian, When I contest QRP I usually try to enter a class of QRP I may be able to win.. First read all the rules and understand them...my rigs are TS-2000 and IC 756 PRO..Easily turn then down them down to 5 Watts for QRP entry

...Antennas mean a lot also..  

FOR CLOSE IN CONTEST I USE A 40 METER INVERTED V AT 30 FT OFF MY TOWER FOR A LOW ANGLE OF RADIATION..

I CAN ROTATE THE ENDS TO BROADSIDE THE STATE..
ON 80 I USE A FLAT TOP DIPOLE AT 100 FT FED WITH OPEN WIRE LINE...
ON 160 I USE A SHUNT FED TOWER AND IT WORKS PRETTY GOOD ALTHOUGH THERE IS NOT MUCH CONTEST ACTIVITY THERE....
ON 20-15 AND 10 I USE 6 EL KLM,KT34-XA AT 100 FEET FOR LONG HAUL STUFF.

REMEMBER 5 WATTS AND NO VARING..

FIRST LICENSED IN DEC 1955 AS KN4HPR THEN UPGRADED TO K4HPR...
JOINED THE QRP RADIO CLUB ABOUT 1960 AND GOT QRP CLUB # 116...
WON 1963,1964 AND 1965 QRP QSO PARTIES WITH A HOMEBREW RIG RUNNING A 6L6..
STILL HAVE IT.. I EVEN MADE THE CHASSIS FOR IT.

GOT MY EXTRA CLASS IN MARCH 1973..
GOT MY PRESENT CALL N4JF(MY INITIALS) IN 1975.
I WORK 99.9 % CW UNLESS THERE IS A STATION I NEED FOR A NEW COUNTRY OR A FRIEND.. GOT MY TOP OF THE DXCC HONOR ROLL PLAQUE IN JUNE 1965.. Need only P5(North Korea) on cw For all on CW...There has been no activity from there that has counted..I have thousands of Paper QSL cards. Participate in LOTW also..

Got MY 1ST CLASS RADIO TELEPHONE LICENSE IN 1963 AND WORKED AS A BROADCAST ENGINEER AT AM-FM STEREO STATION UNTIL 1970 WHEN I WAS ENGINEER AT WBMG TV.. A NEW UHF STATION ON CH-42.. ALL THE ENGINEERS WERE HAMS WHICH MADE IT VERY NICE.. AFTER 21 YRS I RETIRED FROM THE TV STATION AND TOOK A JOB AT THE ALABAMA PUBLIC TV NETWORK AS A BROADCAST TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST.. WE MAINTAINED 8 TV STATIONS NOAH WX RADIO STATIONS AND MICROWAVE LINKS...THIS JOB WAS GREAT.. GOT TO MEET LOTS OF RURAL HAMS DOWN LOGGING ROADS AND WORKED MOSTLY AS I PLEASED.. IT WAS REALLY DIFFERENT... STILL MANAGED TO BE ACTIVE EVERYDAY ON CW....

I AM 73 YRS OLD NOW AND WK CW EVERYDAY.  ....I HAVE WON THE INQP TWO TIMES AND HAVE FINE LOOKING PLAQUES ON THE WALL..

LOOK UP N4JF ON QRZ.COM FOR A PICTURE OF SOME AWARDS. I HAVE OVER 100 CONTEST PLAQUES.. NEED TO SLOW DOWN SOME.

HOPE I DIDNT RATTLE ON TO MUCH... NEED TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEKENDS CONTEST. REMEMBER GO BY THE RULES AND ENJOY YOURSELF... FRUSTRATING SOMETIMES BUT THATS THE WAY IT GOES...
USE GOOD ANTENNAS AND  OPERATE BY THE RULES..
CU IN A CONTEST
73s JERRY N4JF EX: K4HPR

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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