Pet Rock Sorint - Jan 1 - 1500 - 1800 Z
If you want to "go back" to the 50's and earlier for a bit of nostalgia, or if you're a die hard "QRP Build it Yourself-er" or you just want to have some fun on New Year's day, you might like to partook of the upcoming QRP ARCI Pet Rock sprint.
Details should be on qrparci.org web site, but, just in case there's a glitch, they're repeated here.
2011 QRP-ARCI(sm) PET ROCK CELEBRATION
Date/Time: 1500Z to 1800Z on Saturday 1 January 2011. That's 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Mode: HF CW only.
Exchange: 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
Multiplier: 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<55 mW = x25
>1 - 5 Watts = x7
>500 mW - 1 Watt = x10
>200 mW - 500 mW = x15
>55 mW - 200 mW = x20
Suggested Frequencies: Please remember this is a contest is focusing on rock-bound transmitters/transceivers.
80m 3560 kHz
40m 7030 kHz
20m 14060 kHz
15m 21060 kHz
10m 28060 kHz
Bonus Points: For crystal controlled gear add 2,000 points for using rockbound receiver; add 3,000 points for using rockbound transmitter; or add 5,000 points for using rockbound transceiver. These bonus points are available per band.
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.
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 contest@...
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:
QRP-ARCI Pet Rock Sprint
c/o Jeff Hetherington, VA3JFF
139 Elizabeth St. W.
Canada L3C 4M3
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked on or before 15 January 2011. (Note this is 14 days after the contest runs)
Results: Will be published in QRP Quarterly and shown on the QRP-ARCI website.
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.