FDIM - book your place now !

Four Days In May (FDIM) - the biggest and best QRP event in the World !
Held each May, it starts the day before the famous Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio and runs for 4 days

Not into QRP ?  Take a look at the seminars - Arduino based transceivers, Hand held SDR HF rigs, Antennas, Homebrew. There's something here for all real radio hams.

A day of seminars, a Buildathon, a Vendors night, an Evening Lecture, a Pizza Night, a QRP Club night, homebrew competitions, games, music, raffles, door prizes, QRP Hall of Fame induction, a Grand Banquet . . . and buses direct to and from the Hamvention.

Ten-Tec RebelTicket prices are the same as 2012 and 2013 -
      Seminar $40 and Grand Banquet $35

The seminar ticket includes refreshments and a professionally printed set of proceedings.

We will give away four Ten-Tec transceivers during the seminars as door prizes !  Further door prizes will be drawn at the Banquet and usually total several $1000's

Visit the FDIM page for full information and online booking details

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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

New QRP ARCI publication

Best Of Idea Exchange

QRP ARCI announces the publication of a new book - "The Best of Idea Exchange"

This will quickly become a needed information source for your work bench. The content is drawn from 20 years of the Idea Exchange in past QRP Quarterly magazines.

There are 138 pages of useful information divided into seven sections -

  1. Components
  2. Circuit Design
  3. Test & Measurement
  4. Tools & Techniques
  5. Repairs & Modifications
  6. Antennas
  7. Miscellaneous Ideas

Order your copy online from the QRP ARCI Toystore

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

Solar Activity & HF Propagation

Paul Harden NA5N is well known in QRP circles. At FDIM (Four Days In May) 2005 he made a presentation on Solar Activity and HF Propagation which has become a classic.

To understand more about the the effects of solar activity on HF propagation download his article - here

QRP Quarterly

QRP Quarterly - Winter 2014

QRP Quarterly - Winter 2014

  • Antennas 101: QRP on Low Bands (K9AY)
  • Ham Central Terminal (KF0UR)
  • Open Source Development with Ten-Tec Rebel (KE4MIQ)
  • Low Voltage Bench PSU (K9OSC)
  • Expedition to J6 (NM4T)
  • Colorado QRP Pedestrian Mobile (WA3WSJ)
  • Cyclone 40m Transceiver review (WB9YYY)
  • Quickie Marconi Antenna (N2CX)
  • Common Gate FET Amplifiers (KK7B)
  • Lithium Ion Batery Pack for QRP (K4LXY)
  • Two Wire Connector Adapters (W4OP)
  • Transistor Cut-off Frequency Checker (ND6T)
  • PowerPole DC Distribution Block (K9OSC)
  • Improving your Mobile Signal (K3NLT)
  • QRP Clubhouse
  • QRP Contests
  • FDIM Announcement

Mailed to subscribers - January 2014
 

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