Top Band Sprint

Top Band Sprint

7 December 2017
0000z - 0600z

Remember - in North America this contest runs during the evening of Wednesday 6 December 2017

A very rewarding multi-mode contest on 160m

Put up a vertical or operate with a wire in the park.
With a little bit of planning YOU can work a 160m contest with QRP !

Contest Rules

QRP Hall Of Fame - news update

QRPARCI is proud to announce that two new inductees were elected to our Hall of Fame.

 Ashhar Farhan and Bill Meara received the necessary votes from the eligible body.  Folks will recognize Ashhar as the Indian inventor and popularizer of the BitX SSB home-brew series which has enabled hams from all over the world to assemble voice transceivers from available local parts.  One remarkable feature was the use of faucet washers as the core for the toroid coils the rigs needed--typical of the ingenuity involved in the work.  Currently, Farhan is developing a multi band rig based on the inexpensive and readily available Arduino and DDS chips, so that home brewers can build a competent transceiver for the whole HF spectrum.  Farhan was our dinner speaker at the FDIM banquet, where he reviewed the development of the BitX, and we surprised him with the news that he'd been elected to HOF. 

Bill Meara has been the tireless host of the online podcast, Soldersmoke, which publishes monthly.  He is nearing 200 episodes, each about an hour in length.  Originally co-hosted with Mike KL7R, Bill carried on alone after the untimely death of Mike.  The show covers construction and operating simple, mostly analog circuits, with humor and jargon, and it has hundreds of followers.  In more recent years, our HOF member, Pete Juliano, has joined with Bill to again make the show a two-ham discussion, while Pete continues to pull Bill into the digital age.  Bill is the author of several books, including "SolderSmoke, Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" which combines the saga of growing up in the ham radio tradition with explanations of radio technology and lore.  Bill is one of the Johnny Appleseeds of QRP in the last fifteen or so years.  If you haven't been listening to SolderSmoke, you're missing some great ham radio oriented entertainment.

Preston Douglas WJ2V, President

QRP Amateur Radio Club International


QRP ARCI is a club for low power enthusiasts worldwide.

We produce a professional quality magazine (QRP Quarterly), organise an annual conference at Dayton ('Four Days In May' or FDIM), and sponsor various QRP contests and awards.



QRP Quarterly - July 2017

The latest QRP Quarterly (July 2017) has been mailed to subscribers

Ensure delivery of the next 4 paper copies (and access to the digital edition) by joining QRP ARCI now - $25 for one year ($28 if not in USA)

QRP Quarterly

QRP Quarterly - Oct 2017

QRP Quarterly - Oct 2017

Technical Articles

  • Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ
  • NPOTA Antenna Wrap-up—N2CX
  • Replace Failed HW-8 Mixer Amp with JFET—KC9ON, WB2LHP
  • Lidia Receiver Input Filter Mods—W5USJ
  • Where is My Trap Tuned?—AF7ET

12 Ionospherica—Kazimierz “Kai” Siwiak—KE4PT

14 Let There Be Light—Bob Thompson—K5RWT

14 Old Milwaukee Antenna Mount—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

16 Flying Saucer Resonators for the HF Bands—Barry A. Booth—W9UCW

21 How Many “UNs” is Enough?—Bob Thompson—K5RWT

24 A Simple QRPWattmeter—Paul Signorelli—WØRW

25 Battery Magic—Bob Thompson—K5RWT

28 Arduino Homebrew Project:

  • AD8307 Power Meter—DuWayne Schmidlkofer—KV4QB

32 NVIS Antenna for QRP Fun on 60M—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

33 Here We Go Loopy Loop—Howard Zehr—K4LXY

The Joy of QRP

11 How to Copy CW in Your Head—Dan Romanchik—KB6NU

13 Grote Reber, W9GFZ and Radio Astronomy—Ed Breneiser—WA3WSJ

22 QRP in the Mountaineer State—Edward Breneiser—WA3WSJ

26 10 Questions About Your QRP Operations—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

The World of QRP ARCI

3 Editorial—Mitch Gill—NA7US

4 From the President—Preston Douglas—WJ2V

40 New or Renewal Membership Application

40 QRP ARCI Staff and Directors


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