QRP ARCI Contests

Welcome to the QRP ARCI contest pages.

The full schedule of contests for 2016 has not yet been decided.
To encourage participation the format and scheduling of contests will be changing.

We sponsor several 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.


Spring QSO Party - closing date 28 April

Spring QSO Party

Saturday 9th April 2016, 1200z
- Sunday 10th April 2016, 2359z

One of the biggest QRP contests of the calendar

Now with simplified rules and online log submission.

This year the Spring QSO Party is being managed by Randy Jones, K8ZFJ.
Randy has worked with Diz W8DIZ to produce a super-easy online entry system.
Dust off the rig, have a few QSOs and let us know what you think of the new way of submitting entries !

If you join QRP ARCI to enter the contest and do not get a member number in time, just use 99999 as a temporary number.

Closing date for entries is 28 April 2016.
Please send in an entry !

Contest Rules


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