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ARSI QRP-DAY CONTEST

ARSI QRP-DAY CONTEST 2024

Date:  29 – 30 June  2024

Duration :   Sat 29 Jun  5:30 UTC to Sun 30 Jun 12:00 UTC (Sat 11:00 IST  to Sun 17:30 IST)

Registration: Please send an eMail to contests@arsi.info with call sign of participant.

Important: The operators have to strictly adhere to their emission mode in accordance to their category of license.and power output should not exceed 5 Watts.

Objective: Promote hams to go out to remote places such as hills, beaches etc. and establish stations to communicate with other hams in the country. This can be treated by individuals as emergency preparedness, serious contest, and experimentation of antennas or just picnic with friends. However, winning the contest will require smart search of the locations and preparations.

Categories:
Category A – HF Bands: 40, 20, 15, 10 M
Category B – VHF, UHF & 6 M
Category C – HF, VHF, UHF & 6 M
MODES- SSB, CW and Digital

Rules:

  • Any number of teams can be participating from a single Grid Square. Such team should internally sort out on the exact station location. ARSI will not intervene in any issues surfacing due to team conflicts.
  • Each station should take local authority permission if required to operate and make their own arrangement to stay. Local authority permission and stay is the responsibility of the team and not ARSI.
  • Only one callsign should be used for a team. For Example: VU2LU, VU2GGM, VU3HPG.

Multiplier points :

  • Multiplier for UHF and VHF: A distance Multiplier of 1 for every 10 Kms distance between each station will be computed as the Distance Multiplier. The distance multiplier shall be computed from the Grid Location exchanged between stations
  • 6m, VHF and UHF  contacts earns 1, 2 & 3 QSO points respectively, for each Grid-Squares they have contact with (other than their own grid-square).
  • For HF,  each QSO with “VU” hams is 1 QSO Point and DX hams is considered as 2 QSO points
  • No points for contacting via terrestrial repeaters
  • Solar or Battery operated station will earn a multiplier of 1.1 on their total score. Proof of activity should be justified with photos.
  • Station staying outdoors with camping gears will earn a multiplier of 1.2 on their total score. Proof of activity should be justified with photos.

Additional Guidelines:

  • Stations operating from home will be considered under a different (Home Station) category.
  • Stations should exchange and log grid-square of the location for VHF, UHF and 6 mtrs.
  • On HF bands (40, 20, 15, 10m) exchanges are normal signal (RST) reports.

Log Submission

  • QSO logging should be in UTC time only.
  • Log submission will be due in 7 days time from the date of contest conclusion.
  • All participants are encouraged to use software logging and submit the log in cabrillo format only.
  • Paper logs will not be accepted.
  • Logs to be sent as email attachments to contests@arsi.info with their callsign marked in the subject line.

Contest Awards:

  • Winners in each category, A, B & C, will receive a Plaque
  • Mementos to all participants with at least 25 valid QSOs
  • Downloadable e-Certificates to all participants who submit their log

This event is open to all Radio Amateurs in India possessing valid license

Important for field operation:
Carry your Amateur Radio License copy along with a printed copy of the following PDF in case any Government authorities question you on wireless operation in a public place.
https://arsi.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/OM-NO.P-11015.01.2019-COP-dated07.06.2019.pdf