New Years Day Sprint

2020 QRP-ARCI(sm) NEW YEARS DAY SPRINT

Date/Time:

1500Z to 1800Z on 1 January 2020.

Mode: HF CW only.

Exchange:  Members send:  RST, State/Province/Country, ARCI member number

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

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

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

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

Suggested Frequencies:
80m3560 kHz
40m7030 kHz
20m14060 kHz
15m 21060 kHz
10m28060 kHz

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.

Score:  Final Score = Points (total for all bands) x SPCs (total for all bands) x Power Multiplier + Bonus Points

Categories:
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.

Log Submission:
Submit your entry online at http://www.qrpcontest.com
Log sheets are not required for entry, but may be requested by the Contest Manager if required.

Deadline:  Entries must be posted on or before 15 January 2020.

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

 

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OCT 2020

QRP Quarterly - July 2021
 
Table of Contents 
 

Measuring Solar Panel Power Output WB2WZC
Station DC Power Distribution W4BWS
USB Straight Key Adapter KI5HYC
Lamp Repair in a Diamond SWR/Power Meter K3CTN
LiFePO4 Batteries for the KX3 K4LXY
An Inline Volt/Ammeter K4OCE
Methods in PC Board Building KI4IO
Build an Ugly Osc/Amp KE6TI
The Bayou Jumper VE3IPS
Importance of Contest Expectations N7RCS
My QRP Journey Using WSJT-X AC9HP
HW-7: The Worst Transceiver You’ll Love N2EI
High Adventure w/ QRP on the Erie Canal WB8VGE
A Little Power and a Very Nice Antenna N4TRB
A Brief History of QRP ARCI GØBPS

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