Objective||The AGCW-DL invites all radio amateurs to participate in the annual QRP CONTEST. The QRP CONTEST is to arouse and to promote the interest in all aspects of low power amateur radio communication. QRO stations who want to learn about these activities by contacting QRP stations are therefore also invited. They will be counted in a separate category.|
Dates|| Every year on the second Saturday in March from 1400 to 2000 UTC.|
Next date: 09.03.2013
|III. Bands||80m (3510-3560kHz), 40m, 20m (14000-14060kHz), 15m, 10m. The IARU Region 1 band plan must be adhered to!|
|IV. Categories||VLP: Very Low Power = up to 1W output (2W input)|
QRP: classic QRP = up to 5W output (10W input)
MP: moderate Power = up to 25W output (50W input)
QRO: more than 25W output (50W input)
Only CW (A1A). Only single OP. Only one TX and RX or TRX is allowed to be operated simultaneously. Each station may be worked once per band. The use of keyboard, decoders or reader software is not allowed.
- CALL: CQ QRP TEST
RST report plus a progressive 3-digit serial number starting at 001 /category/AGCW member number. Example: 579001/QRP/1234
Non-members have to send "NM" instead of the member number. Example: 599027/MP/NM
The slashes are part of the exchange and must be sent.
- QSO POINTS:
QRO <--> QRO: 0 points
QRO <--> QRP, MP, VLP: 2 points
MP <--> MP, QRP, VLP: 2 points
QRP <--> QRP, VLP: 3 points
VLP <--> VLP: 3 points
- MULTIPLIERS: Each contact with a member of AGCW is worth one multiplier per band.
- TOTAL SCORE: Sum of the QSO points of all bands multiplied with the sum of all multiplier points of all bands.
Dupes must be labeled. Dupes count 0 points.
|VII. Awards||The top three in each category will be awarded with a two-colored certificate.|
Each submitter will receive a commemorative QSL card.
||Even small logs are welcome! The results will be published in
the AGCW-INFO, in the YL-Info and in the CQ-DL.|
- COVER SHEET: Own call, category, date, address, RIG, output, calculation of score (number of QSO, sum of QSO points, sum of multiplier points, total score), declaration of honor that the rules have been observed, signature.
- LOG INFORMATION: UTC, call, exchange sent, exchange received (exchange = RSTnnn/category/AGCW member number or NM), multipliers, QSO points.
QSOs must be listed separately per band. Sample log
- ELECTRONIC LOGS: Please use only plain ASCII files (ISO-8859). No proprietary character sets and no outputs of any contest or logbook programs.
- MANAGER: Edmund Ramm, DJ6UX, Anderheitsallee 24, Bramfeld, D-22175 Hamburg, Germany.
- DEADLINE: Arrived at the manager until 31
Checklogs are welcome, also comments of the participants.
Results can be requested from the manager. In this case send a self-addressed and stamped envelope (SASE).