Information and Rules for QRP Afield
QRP Afield is always the third Saturday in September.
Date: 21 September 2019
19 September 2020
19 September 2020
18 September 2021
17 September 2022
Time: 11:00 AM EDT to 5:00 PM EDT (1500Z – 2100Z)
NEQRP members: RST, State/Province/Country, NEQRP Number
Non members: RST, State/Province/Country, Power
Stations calling should call CQAF to inform listeners of your event.
Bands and Modes: 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M, 10M. Any mode (CW, SSB, AM, PSK, etc.); all count the same. Only one contact per station per mode per band. Standard QRP frequencies are recommended within each band (or generally accepted frequencies for those modes for which there are no specific QRP frequencies). But, please, let’s spread out a little — not everyone within a kilohertz of 14.060.
Scoring: Power/Location Multiplier:
1 point per contact if you are QRO (above 5 watts) and operating from a permanent location.
2 points per contact if you are QRO and operating from a field or mobile location.
5 points per contact if you are QRP (5 watts or less) and operating from a permanent location.
10 points per contact if you are QRP and operating from a field or mobile location.
All contacts must be made from a single power/location category (i.e., the category is to remain the same once selected). Final score will be the total number of contacts multiplied by the power/location category multiplied by the SPC multiplier (see below).
Multipliers: Each S/P/C worked counts for one multiplier point and can be counted only ONCE PER BAND.
Submission of Results: Email your scoresheet with a copy of the contest log and (please) any comments/photos concerning your setup, location, experiences, etc., no later than 20 October, to: K1CL (at) ARRL.NET or mail your entry to:
Chuck Ludinsky, K1CL
6 Prancing Rd
Chelmsford MA 01824-1922
See below for printable summary sheet.
QRP Afield 2018 – Summaries and Score Calculation
CALL: _________ NAME(s):______________________________________
BAND Number QSOs Number SPCs
160M: ___________ ___________
80M: ___________ ___________
40M: ___________ ___________
20M: ___________ ___________
15M: ___________ ___________
10M: ___________ ___________
(A) TOTAL NUMBER OF QSOs: ______________
(B) TOTAL NUMBER OF SPCs: ______________
(C) PWR/LOCATION MULTIPLIER: ______________
TOTAL SCORE = A x B x C = _______________