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.
2017 QRP-ARCI(sm) SPRING QSO PARTY
1200Z on 8 April 2017 through 2400Z on 9 April 2017. You may work a maximum of 24 hours of the 36 hour period.
Mode: HF CW only.
Members send: RST, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number
Non-Members send: RST, State/Province/Country, Power Out
Member = 5 points
Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 points
Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 points
SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands. The same station may be worked on multiple bands for QSO points and SPC credit.
>5 Watts = x1
>1 - 5 Watts = x7
>250 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>55 mW - 250 mW = x15
55 mW or less = x20
40m7030 kHz (please listen at 7040 kHz for rock bound participants)
15m 21060 kHz
Final Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs (total for all bands) x Power Multiplier.
BONUS POINTS: None available for this contest.
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.
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 23 April 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.