New Years Day Sprint

2018 QRP-ARCI(sm) NEW YEARS DAY SPRINT

Date/Time:

1500Z to 1800Z on 1 January 2018.

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 = x20

Suggested Frequencies:
80m3560 kHz
40m7030 kHz
20m14060 kHz
15m 21060 kHz
10m28060 kHz

Bonus Points:
If you are operating PORTABLE using battery power AND a temporary antenna, add 5000 points to your final score.  (You can NOT be at your shack operating from battery power using your home station antenna to qualify for this bonus.)  This is to help level the playing field for contesters who work from the field against contest stations with 5 element yagis at 70 ft.

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

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

Deadline:  Entries must be posted on or before 15 January 2018.

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

Certificates:
Will be awarded to the top five scoring entrants.

Contest Calendar 2018

1 January 2018
New Years Day Sprint

10 March 2018
Spring Thaw SSB Shootout

14 April 2018
Spring QSO Party

27 May 2018
Hoot Owl Shootout

15 July 2018
Summer Homebrew Sprint

11 August 2018
European Sprint

13 October 2018
Fall QSO Party

6 December 2018
Top Band Sprint

9 December 2018
Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint

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