The one and only excusively QRP SSB contest (so far as
I know) is this Sunday. There are bonus points for
I plan to be on the air.
Contest announcement follows.
Date: Sunday, February 05, 2006 At 20:00Z
Jeff Hetherington, VA3JFF
Date: 5 February 2006, 2000Z to 2359Z
Mode: HF SSB only.
Members send: RS, State/Province/Country, ARCI member
Non-Members send: RS, State/Province/Country, Power
Member = 5 points
Non-Member, Different Continent = 4 points
Non-Member, Same Continent = 2 points
SPC (State/Province/Country) total for all bands. The
same station may be worked on multiple bands for QSO
points and SPC credit.
>10 Watts = x1
>2 - 10 Watts = x7
>500mW - 2 Watts = x10
>100mW - 500mW = x15
100mW or less = x20
80m 3985 kHz
40m 7285 kHz
20m 14285 kHz
15m 21385 kHz
10m 28385 kHz
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
Final Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs
(total for all bands) x Power Multiplier + Bonus
Entry may be All-Band, Single Band, High Bands
(10m-15m-20m) or Low Bands (40m-80m)
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.
Email Log Submission:
Submit Logs in plain text format along with a summary
stating your Callsign, Entry Category, Actual Power
and Station Description along with score calculation
on or before 5 March 2006.
Snail mail Log Submission:
Submit Logs along with a summary stating your
Callsign, Entry Category, Actual Power and Station
Description along with score calculation to:
ARCI Fireside Sprint
c/o Jeff Hetherington, VA3JFF
139 Elizabeth St. W.
Canada L3C 4M3
Entries must be postmarked on or before 5 March 2006.
Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the
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.