This coming weekend is the BIG ONE from the QRP-ARCI Contest side of things.
With the Worked All ARCI Challenge going on as well, this is a tremendous opportunity to get a bunch of numbers in a short period of time.
2009 QRP-ARCI(sm) Fall QSO Party
1200Z on 17 October 2009 through 2400Z on 18 October 2009. You may work a maximum of 24 hours of the 36 hour period.
HF CW only.
Members send: RST, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number
Non-Members send: RST, State/Province/Country, Power Out
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.
>5 Watts = x1
>1 - 5 Watts = x7
>250 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>55 mW - 250 mW = x15
55 mW or less = x20
160m 1810 kHz
80m 3560 kHz
40m 7030 kHz (please listen at 7040 kHz for rock bound participants)
20m 14060 kHz
15m 21060 kHz
10m 28060 kHz
Final Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs (total for all bands) x Power Multiplier.
You may enter as a team with an unlimited number of operators as long as no more than 5 transmitters are on the air concurrently. You compete individually as well as on the team. Teams need not be in the same location. Team captains must send a list of members to the Contest Manager before the contest.
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.
Worked All ARCI Challenge: With the current WAAC challenge running this a chance to pick up huge numbers towards your challenge score. Details are at: http://www.qrparci.org/content/view/8350/132/
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Fall QSO Party
c/o Jeff Hetherington, VA3JFF
139 Elizabeth St. W.
Canada L3C 4M3
Entries must be postmarked on or before 18 November 2009.
Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the QRP-ARCI website.
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.
L. Jeffrey Hetherington - VA3JFF / VE3CW
QRP-ARCI(sm) Contest Manager