Spring Thaw SSB Shootout

2018 QRP-ARCI(sm) SPRING THAW SSB SHOOTOUT

Date/Time:

2200Z to 2300Z on 10 March 2018.

Mode: HF SSB Only.

Exchange:
Members send:  RS, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number
Non-Members send:  RS, 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:
>10 Watts = x1
>1 - 10 Watts = x7
>250 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>55 mW - 250 mW = x15
<55 mW = x20

Suggested Frequencies:
160m1910 kHz
80m3985 kHz
40m7285 kHz 
20m14285 kHz
15m 21385 kHz
10m28885 kHz

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

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.

Categories:
Entry may be All-Band, Single Band, High Bands (10m-15m-20m) or Low Bands (40m-80m-160m)

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.

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.