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.

 

Contest Calendar 2017

2017 QRP-ARCI(sm) Contest Schedule 

1 January 2017
   New Years Day Sprint 

11 March 2017
   Spring Thaw SSB Sprint

8 & 9 April 2017
  Spring QSO Party

28 May 2017
  Hootowl Sprint

9 July 2017
   Summer Homebrew Sprint

14 & 15 October 2017             
   Fall QSO Party

7 December 2017
   Top Band Sprint

10 December 2017
    Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint

And don't forget to check http://qrpcontest.com for other QRP contests.

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