Welcome to the QRP ARCI contest pages.
Thanks to Brian VE3MGY for his work as Contest Manager over the past 10 months. Jeff Hetherington VA3JFF returns to the Contest Manager role. Jeff will be familiar to many QRP contesting regulars as he was Contest Manager for 7 years (taking a well earned break in 2011).
We sponsor a dozen contests each year with the emphasis on having fun !
Geared completely to the QRPer, these contests are an excellent way to test out your new gear, antennas, or your homebrew creations. Not only can you compete in the various contests but you can also work on the many QRP awards offered both by QRP ARCI as well as other organizations and you can also add to your DX QRP totals or complete your QRP DXCC, WAS, WAC etc.
We offer categories to suit just about everyone’s contesting needs including SSB and CW. There is also the A1 antenna category for those stations using single element antennas such as Verticals, Dipoles, Inverted V’s, Loops, long wires, etc. and we also have the A2 antenna category for those using multi element beams or arrays. This way everyone can compete with similarly equipped stations using similar type antennas.