QRP ARCI Challenge - The BIG 13

Jim Stafford, W4QO

Each year QRP ARCI organises an operating event known as 'The QRP Challenge'.

In 2013 the challenge is to work at least 100 QRP ARCI club members to qualify for The BIG 13 Award.

There was a time, in the 60s and 70s, when QRP ARCI members were working each other on QRP and exchanging membership numbers. In fact, some of the early issues of the QRP Quarterly were filled with reports from members showing achievements working other members – tracking their totals.

You may (in fact, are encouraged) to work members multiple times even though only the first contact in 2013 will count. Numbers exchanged during QRP ARCI contests will of course count toward your totals.  You'll also be asked for the name of your favorite local, regional, or international QRP club (if you have one) and special recognition will go to those clubs who turn out the greatest number of members playing.
 

Use the link below to send us your totals.

We will be soliciting “status reports” and publishing them here on the club website.

Brian Campbell VE3MGY was first to claim the award. Send in your application and let's see how many BIG 13 Awards we can issue in 2013.

73
Jim, W4QO
QRP ARCI Publicity Officer

QRP Quarterly

Jan 2018

QRP Quarterly - APR 2018
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14 Arduino Building Blocks: The Sweeperino Jr.—DuWayne Schmidkofer—KV4QB
17 Vertical Whip Mount for the KX2 and KX3—Edi Bosshard—HB9MTN
19 Over-Temperature Cutoff Controller—Paul Signorelli—WØRW
20 The Amazing SolderScope—Tom Williams—K9AC
26 The Basics of Maximum Usable Frequency (MUF)—Tomas Hood—NW7US
28 The CIA’s Secret QRP CW Transmitter Project—Ben Kuo—AI6YR

36 Antenna Notes—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

5 Band EFHW with Traps and Links—DK3IT and HB9BCB
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13 CW: AB3AP’s Key-to-Rig Switch Box—Dan Romanchik—KB6NU
18 10 Questions About Your QRP Operations—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
19 RBN Map for QRPers—Paul Signorelli—WØRW
22 The QCX Transceiver: A “Best Buy”—Howard Zehr—K4LXY
23 Product Review: The QRP Labs QCX—John W. Thompson—K3MD
24 QRP in the ARRL DX CW Contest—Bob Cutter—KIØG
31 QRPver 20M Transceiver Review—Edward R. Breneiser—WA3WSJ


The World of QRP ARCI
3 Editorial—Mitch Gill—NA7US
4 From the President—Preston Douglas—WJ2V
27 2018 QRP ARCI Contest Schedule
34 Four Days in May 2018 Announcement
40 New or Renewal Membership Application
40 QRP ARCI Staff and Directors

 

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