Saturday 5th September 2015
- Sunday 6th September 2015
A unique contest for QRP operators using SSB.
There are two operating periods each day split into LSB (low band) and USB (high band).
Entries can be for All Band, Single Band, Low Band or High Band.
To help level the playing field we have categories for single and multiple element antennas.
Portable operators can add 5000 bonus points to their score.
Please note specific times for use of USB (10m, 15m, 20m) and LSB (40m, 80m, 160m)
USB: 1500z to 2100z on 5 September 2015
1500z to 2100z on 6 September 2015
LSB: 2100z on 5 September to 0300z on 6 September 2015
2100z on 6 September to 0300z on 7 September 2015
B) Mode: HF SSB only.
Members send: State/Province/Country, ARCI member number (Signal report are not required, but may be exchanged if desired)
Non-Members send: State/Province/Country, Power Out (Signal reports are not required, but may be exchanged if desired)
D) QSO Points: Member = 5 points Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 points Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 points
E) Multiplier: SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands. The same station may be worked on multiple bands for QSO points and SPC credit.
F) Power Multiplier: >10 Watts = x1 >2 - 10 Watts = x7 >500mW - 2 Watts = x10 >100mW - 500mW = x15 100mW or less = x20
G) Suggested Frequencies:
80m 3985 kHz 40m 7285 kHz 20m 14285 kHz 15m 21385 kHz 10m 28385 kHz
H) 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.
Band: Entry may be All-Band (AB), Single Band (e.g., SB-160, 80,40,20,15 or 10), High Bands (HB); 10m, 15m and 20m) or Low Bands (LB); 40m, 80m and 160m
Antennas: Entry may be A1 or A2
A1: Single Element Antenna If you are using a single element antenna such as a dipole, inverted V, loop, or a vertical you can enter the A1 category. ( Note that with a vertical you can have as many radials as you want but only one vertical element. )
A2: Multiple Element Antenna If you are using a multi element beam, vertical array, or any antenna that has more than one driven element or uses reflective or directive elements you are in the A2 category.
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.
J) Email Log Submission:
K) Snail mail Log Submission:
Submit Logs in plain text format along with a summary stating your Call Sign, Entry Category, total # of QSOs with members, total # of QSOs with non-members on different continent, total # of QSOs with non-members same continent, total # of SPCs worked, Actual Power and Station Description, along with score calculation to:
ARCI Two Side Band Sprint
Jeff Hetherington VA3JFF
139 Elizabeth St. W.
Canada, L3C 4M3
L) Deadline: Entries must be postmarked on or before 20 September 2015.
M) Results: Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the QRP-ARCI website.
N) Certificates: Will be awarded to the top scoring entrant in each category. Certificates may be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place if entries are sufficient in a category.