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.
|January Contest||1200Z 01/11/14 to 2359Z 01/11/14|
|Memorial Day Sprint||2300Z 05/26/14 to 0300Z 05/27/14|
|July 4th Sprint||2300Z 07/04/14 to 0300Z 07/05/14|
|Labor Day Sprint||2300Z 09/01/14 to 0300Z 09/02/14|
MI QRP CONTEST/SPRINT RULES
Members send: RST, State/Province/Country, MI-QRP Member Number
Non-members send: RST, State/Province/Country, Power output
There are several free contest logging programs available. If the MI QRP sprints are not listed, such as with N1MM, use QRPARCI (ARCI) contest and edit the cabrillo header format with information applicable to the MI QRP club event.
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
Stations may be worked once per band for QSO points.
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
Total points may be multiplied by 1.25 for any homebrew RX or TX used.
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.)
Logs must be submitted within 14 day of the end of the contest/sprint.
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
Certificates are awarded to those stations with the highest score, running 5 watts or less, by State, Province, and DX Country.
Results will be printed in the next issue of The 5 Watter.
Final decision on any contest matters rest with the contest manager.