1 Watt SSB - USA to South Africa

QRP ARCI member Don Bush WA2TPU had a 3-way QSO with ZS1RJQ and ZS1PZ.
The QSO was recorded and should be an inspiration to everyone to try SSB at QRP power levels
Listen as the 3 stations drop their power levels to 1 Watt

Getting heard by QRPers

QRPspots

Next time you call CQ and get no reply, try announcing your presence on the QRP Spots website.

Tell other QRPers that you are on the air and looking for contacts. Of course you can use the QRP Spots website from the shack, but there are other options for /P portable stations and backpackers. Post your message via Twitter or, to keep things entirely ham related send an APRS message from a compatible handheld.

QRP ARCI on Facebook

Facebook

We have a Facebook page !

For up to the minute QRP news please 'Like' our QRP ARCI Facebook page

QRP Frequencies

Center of Activity

These are not Calling Frequencies, they are Centers Of Activity - places where QRPers are likely to be found.

Of course, you may operate QRP anywhere that your license allows. If you have a VFO, then use it - but check around the QRP Frequencies on a regular basis.

Table of QRP Frequencies

Ozark Patrol from 4SQRP

Ozark Patrol receiver

The Ozark Patrol from 4SQRP is a regenerative receiver designed by QRP Hall Of Fame member, Dave Cripe NM0S

It's easy to put together and works really well for such a simple design. A support group is on hand if you get stuck.

Take a look at the Ozark Patrol page on the 4SQRP website.

Central Florida QRP Group

Group members

Looking for some QRP activities in sunny Florida ?
 

Try the Central Florida QRP Group - they set up back in 2009 and hold monthly breakfast meetings.

Check out their group blog

Let us know if we can feature your QRP club, group or event !

QRP Power

QRP operation for QRP ARCI purposes is defined as operation with a transmitter power output equal to or less than 10 W PEP output for single-sideband or double-sideband phone (suppressed or full-carrier) and equal to or less than 5 W PEP output for other modes (e.g. CW, FM, AM, digital).

QRP ARCI awards and contests are based on these output levels.

QRP Quarterly Index

QRP Quarterly cover

An index of QRP Quarterly artcicles has been compiled by Chuck Boblenz AD6GI.

Two versions are available listing by author and by article title.

They cover QRP Quarterly magazines published between 1980 and 2012 -

QRPspots

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