Welcome to the QRP ARCI contest pages.
We sponsor a dozen 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.
Sunday 14th December 2014
2000z - 2359z
A popular short contest which encourages homebrewers to put their rigs on the air.
Bonus points for homebrew receivers, transmitters and transceivers. Extra bonus for those operating from a portable location.
27 November 2014
0000z - 0600z
Remember - in North America this contest runs during the evening of Wednesday 26 November 2014
A very rewarding multi-mode contest on 160m
Put up a vertical or operate with a wire in the park.
With a little bit of planning YOU can work a 160m contest with QRP !
Please send in a log even if you only made a couple of contacts - closing date for entries is 14 December 2014