The Michigan QRP Club sponsors one CW contest and three CW sprints each year. The contest environment offers an opportunity to improve operating skills and have fun. Members and non-members are welcome to participate! Only QRP (5W or less) stations will be considered for an award, but others may join the fun.
Operate on the standard QRP frequencies, except WARC bands. Work as many stations as you can. They do not have to be participating in the contest/sprint. Calling CQ QRP, CQ MI, or CQ TEST is appropriate.
At the conclusion of the contest/sprint please submit your log per the instructions below. Log submission deadline is 14 day from the end of the sprint/contest.
Memorial Day Sprint
July 4th Sprint
Labor Day Sprint
2300Z 05/26/14 to 0300Z 05/27/14
2300Z 07/04/14 to 0300Z 07/05/14
2300Z 09/01/14 to 0300Z 09/02/14
MI QRP CONTEST/SPRINT RULES
80M - 3560 kHz
40M - 7030/7040/7110 kHz
20M - 14060 kHz
15M - 21060/21110 kHz
10M - 28060 kHz
6M - 50060 kHz
Non-members send: RST, State/Province/Country, Power output
If you do not use radio control W3KM's General Logger is free and has a module designed specially for MIQRP under the QRP module.
A MI-QRP.CRT file is available for the NA contesting program, contact Hank Greeb N8XX
Member contacts = 5 points.
Non member W or VE contacts = 2 points.
Non member DX contacts = 4 points.
Score = Total QSO Points (on all bands) X S/P/Cs X BONUS POINTS
Multiply by 1.5 for a total homebrew station.
(Homebrew is a kit or homebrew rig, it is not necessary for you to have built it.)
Electronic logs in Cabrillo Format is HIGHLY PREFERRED.
Edit the cabrillo header with the information applicable to the MI QRP club event in which you are participating.
E-Mail Logs to: Hank Greeb N8XX
Please include your name, call, address, equipment description and Power output.
Snail mail logs to: Hank Greeb, N8XX, 5727 11 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341-9502
Results will be printed in the next issue of The 5 Watter.
Final decision on any contest matters rest with the contest manager.