QRP ARCI Contests

Welcome to the QRP ARCI contest pages.

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.

There are 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.

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Spring QSO Party 2014

Spring QSO Party

Saturday 5th April 2014, 1200z
- Sunday 6th April 2014, 2359z

One of the biggest QRP contests of the calendar

If you made any contacts please submit your log by 20 April 2014

Contest Rules

Hoot Owl Sprint 2014

Hoot Owl

Sunday 25th May 2014
8pm to Midnight LOCAL TIME

Where ever you are this contest is 8pm to Midnight !

Contest Rules

HF Grid Square Sprint 2014

HF Grid Square

Saturday 8th March 2014
1500-1800z

The closing date for entries is 22nd March 2014. Please send in an entry to support this contest.

The multipliers in this fun 3 hour sprint are Maidenhead Grid Squares

To find your own square use the Locator Map created by K2DSL.
More information about the history and use of Maidenhead Grids can be found on WikiPedia.

Contest Rules

Winter Fireside SSB 2014

Winter Fireside

Sunday 26th January 2014
2000-2359z

A QRP SSB contest !
It is too late to send in an entry - results will be published here when available and in the next issue of QRP Quarterly.

Contest Rules

Pet Rock Sprint 2014

Pet Rock

Saturday 4th January 2014
1500-1800z

Dust off those crystal controlled homebrew rigs and kits for our first contest of 2014

It's now too late to submit an entry for this contest. Results will be published on the website and in QRP Quarterly shortly.

Contest Rules

Top Band Sprint

Top Band Sprint

Date: 28 November 2013  0000z - 0600z

Please send in an entry and support QRP ARCI contests.
The closing date is 12 December 2013

Contest Rules

Contest Calendar

Pet Rock Sprint
4 January 2014

Winter Fireside SSB Sprint
26 January 2014

HF Grid Square Sprint
8 March 2014

Spring QSO Party
5 & 6 April 2014

Hoot Owl Sprint
25 May 2014

QRP Shootout
14 & 15 June 2014

Summer Homebrew Sprint
6 July 2014

Welcome to QRP
23 August 2014

The Two Sidebands Sprint
6 & 7 September 2014

Fall QSO Party
11 & 12 October 2014

Top Band Sprint
27 November 2014

Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint
14 December 2014


2013 dates

Pet Rock Sprint Celebration
5 January 2013

Winter Fireside SSB Sprint
27 January 2013

HF Grid Square Sprint
9 March 2013

Spring QSO Party
6 & 7 April 2013

Hoot Owl Sprint
25 May 2013

QRP Shootout
15 & 16 June 2013

Summer Homebrew Sprint
7 July 2013

Welcome to QRP
24 August 2013

The Two Side Bands Sprint
7 & 8 September 2013

Fall QSO Party
12 & 13 October 2013

Top Band Sprint
28 November 2013

Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint
15 December 2013