EA QRP contest

14th EA-QRP Contest 19-20th April

The EA-QRP Club invite all the radio amateurs of the world to take part in their contest on 19-20th April.

OBJECT: To promote the contacts using low power on QRP.
DATE: 3rd Weekend of April (19-20th April 2008).
CONTEST PERIODS: The contest will be divided into 4 parts.

1st Part - Saturday, from 17:00h to 20:00h UTC on 10, 15 and 20 meters bands.
2nd Part - Saturday, from 20:00h to 23:00h UTC on 80 meter band.
3rd Part - Sunday, from 07:00h to 11:00h UTC on 40 meter band.
4th Part - Sunday, from 11:00h to 13:00h UTC on 10, 15 and 20 meter bands.

FREQUENCIES: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres. We recomend you use all recognised QRP frequencies (or close to them): 10 meters (28.060 Mhz), 15 meters (21.060 Mhz), 20 meters (14.060 Mhz), 40 meters (7.030 Mhz) and 80 meters (3.560 Mhz).

CALL: "TEST EAQRP". (Please, not include /QRP in your call sign).

EXCHANGE: RST + One letter (A or B) + M (Only EA-QRP Club members). A - QRPp (< 1 watt)  B - QRP

MAXIMUM OUTPUT POWER ALLOWED: Maximum output power 5 watts if you are QRP, or 1 watt if you are QRPp.

CATEGORIES: Only single-operator multiband.
a.. QRP - 5 watts maximum output power.
b.. QRPp - 1 watt maximum output power.

QSO POINTS: 1 point to contact the same country (EA, EA6, EA8 and EA9 will also only count as 1 point), 2 points with the same continent and 4 points with a different continent. QRPp will count 5 points.

A station can only work another once per band and per day.

MULTIPLIERS: Members of the EA QRP Club and DXCC countries on each band. EA6, EA8 and EA9 will count as the same multiplier (EA).

TOTAL SCORE: Total sum of QSO points multiplied by sum of total multipliers.

PENALTIES: Any wrong contact will be deleted and they will count as zero. A contestant can be disqualified if we can prove that they are using more power than is allowed. DX Cluster is allowed, but self-spotting is prohibited.

Contacts will not be valid if they are not in two or more logs.

LOGS: All logs must enclosed the following details:

a.. UTC
b.. Call sign, indicating if they talk with a QRPp station.
c.. Exchange, 599 + A or B + M (EA QRP members only) d.. Band In the summary sheet you need to include a contest claimed score and a description of the station used during the contest (RX, TX or RTX, antenna/s, output power used, accesories,. ..). Contestants must send a declaration of their power output and declare they followed the contest rules.

All comentaries and stories during the competition will be welcome to the EA QRP bulletin. Instead of the paper list you can send an ASCII file (The summary sheet must be in a separate file).

Deadline of log submission is 30 days after the contest (Based on email timestamp or postal stamp) to:
Vocalia de concursos EA-QRP (Concurso CW), Po Box 17,
E-16080, Cuenca, Spain.

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a.. Winner in category QRP (Trophy).
b.. Winner in QRPp category (Trophy).
c.. Winner in Foreign category (Trophy).
d.. Subscription for a year to the EA QRP Bulletin to the first contestant non EA QRP member.

Competitors who win a prize can not win a prize a consecutive year.

Note: To take part in this competition means to follow these rules.

72 EA4OA Julio & EA4DAT Juan


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