2017 QRP-ARCI(sm) NEW YEARS DAY SPRINT
Date/Time: 1500Z to 1800Z on Saturday 1 January 2017.
Mode: HF CW only.
Members send: RST, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number
Non-Members send: RST, State/Province/Country, Power Out
Member = 5 points
Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 points
Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 points
SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands. The same station may be worked on multiple bands for QSO points and SPC credit.
>5 Watts = x1
>1 - 5 Watts = x7
>500 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>200 mW - 500 mW = x15
>55 mW - 200 mW = x20
<55 mW = x25
15m 21060 kHz
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.
Final Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs (total for all bands) x Power Multiplier + Bonus Points
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.
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 postmarked on or before 15 January 2017.
Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the QRP-ARCI website.
Will be awarded to the top five scoring entrants.