QRP Shoot Out

Ray Gun

Saturday 14 June 2014
CW:  1500Z to 2100Z

Sunday 15 June 2014
SSB: 1500Z to 2100Z
 

This contest is designed to demonstrate that QRP operators can be proficient in both voice and morse code communications.

Please send in a log even if you only made a few contacts - the deadline is 1st July 2014

 

A) Date/Time:

CW:  1500Z to 2100Z on 14 June 2014
SSB: 1500Z to 2100Z on 15 June 2014

Please note, there is no Single Mode Category in this contest.

B) Mode:

HF CW Only on 14 June 2014
HF SSB Only on 15 June 2014

C) Exchange:

Members send:  RST, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number
Non-Members send:  RST, State/Province/Country, Power Out

D) QSO Points:

Member = 5 points
Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 points
Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 points

E) Stations may be worked once per band using CW on 14 June 2014, and once per band using SSB on 15 June 2014.

F) Multiplier:

SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands.  The same station may be worked on multiple bands for QSO points and SPC credit.

G) Power Multiplier:

>5 Watts = x1
>1 - 5 Watts = x7
>250 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>55 mW - 250 mW = x15
<55 mW = x20

H) Suggested CW Frequencies:

160m  1810 kHz
80m  3560 kHz
40m  7030 kHz (please listen at 7030/7040 kHz and 7100 to 7120 kHz, during the CW portion of this contest, for rock bound participants)
20m  14060 kHz
15m  21060 kHz
10m  28060 kHz

I) Score:

F
inal Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs (total for all bands) x Power Multiplier + Bonus Points.

Bonus Points:

If you are operating PORTABLE using battery power AND a temporary antenna, add 5000 points to your final score. You can NOT be at your shack operating from battery power using your home station antenna to qualify for this bonus.)  This is to help level the playing field for contesters who work from the field against contest stations with 5 element yagis at 70 ft.

J) Categories:

Entry may be All-Band (AB), Single Band (e.g., SB-160, 80, 40, 20, 15 or 10), High Bands-HB (10m, 15m and 20m) or Low Bands-LB (40m, 80m and 160m)

Antennas:

Entry may be A1 or A2

A1: Single Element Antenna

If you are using a single element antenna such as a dipole, inverted V, loop, or a vertical you can enter the A1 category. ( Note that with a vertical you can have as many radials as you want but only one “vertical” element. )

A2: Multiple Element Antenna

If you are using a multi element beam, vertical array, or any antenna that has more than one driven element or uses reflective or directive elements you are in the A2 category. 

How to Participate:

Get on any of the HF bands except the WARC bands and hang out near the QRP frequencies.  Work as many stations calling CQ QRP or CQ TEST as possible, or call CQ QRP or CQ TEST yourself!  You can work a station for credit once on each band.

K) Email Log Submission:  

Submit Logs in plain text format along with a summary stating your Call Sign, Entry Category, total # of QSOs  with members, total # of QSOs with non-members on different continent, total # of QSOs with non-members same continent,  total # of SPCs worked, Actual Power and Station Description, along with score calculation to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Snail mail Log Submission:

Submit Logs in plain text format along with a summary stating your Call Sign, Entry Category, total # of QSOs  with members, total # of QSOs with non-members

on different continent, total # of QSOs with non-members same continent,  total # of SPCs worked, Actual Power and Station Description, along with 

score calculation to:

 

QRP ARCI Shootout 

c/o Jeff Hetherington
139 Elizabeth St. W.
Welland
Ontario
Canada  L3C 4M3


L) Deadline:

Entries must be received OR postmarked on or before 1 July, 2014. If you are using snail mail for entering log entries, notify the contest manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when you mailed your entry.

M) Results:

Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the QRP-ARCI website.

N) Certificates:

Will be awarded to the top scoring entrant in each category.  Certificates may be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place if entries are sufficient in a category.

 

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