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QRP Club Contest 2014: Discussion
« on: December 29, 2013, 18:28:06 UTC »
Hi Nicola,

nice idea but it would be better when we have a programmer here in the forum who can write a little program which can check complete ADIF logs for worked members. I mean a software that crosschecks the ADIF callsign field with an actual members list. At the moment here more than 500 members and it will be hard to check the log manual.

Another idea is to have a QRP Club membership number like "QRPC #001" which we can use when we make our QRP contacts.

73´s, Juergen, DF5WW

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 18:49:00 UTC »
Hello to all,
Let me to ask a A.R.R. supporter that has the possibility to write such us program. He did that before many times for different YO's contests and i was very satisfied by the results. I want to make more attractive the idea for the contest, and i suggest to have a final term of the contest to can say who are the QRP-er of the year!
73's Pet YO9RIJ

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 20:07:53 UTC »
At the moment here more than 500 members and it will be hard to check the log manual.

At this moment I foresee a moderate participation (this is mainly a way to socialize), so I think I'll not have many problems...  ;D but I'll be very grateful to those who will help us (software, ideas and all the rest)!  :-*  :D
72 de Nicola

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 20:09:32 UTC »
i suggest to have a final term of the contest to can say who are the QRP-er of the year!

Ok!  :)
72 de Nicola

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 20:58:31 UTC »
Most QRP categories for ARRL and CQ require 5w for SSB, too.  That is what I have done and would recommend 5w for CW and SSB.

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 21:00:27 UTC »
I recommend use of N1MM for contest software.  The could likely do up configuration for QRP Club.

Doug, NA1DX

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 21:04:39 UTC »
Most QRP categories for ARRL and CQ require 5w for SSB, too.  That is what I have done and would recommend 5w for CW and SSB.

Doug, NA1DX

Thank you, Doug!
What does other members think about it?
72 de Nicola

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 21:11:16 UTC »
Then you will want to get it listed on http://www.3830scores.com/

Doug, NA1DX

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 01:53:39 UTC »
Hi Nicola,
I have been Contesting with QRP on SSB 5w for many years now, With good good Results, #1 in VK and sometimes in OC, However you will need a very reliable way of checking the contacts against the membership to keep things on a level playing field. Your idea sounds great for QRP Club members, I hope it get's plenty of support from most of the members..
                                      very 73 and a Happy New Year from Down under. Tom VK4ATH -.-

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 08:51:42 UTC »
I agree with the first speaker, it is most fair to the ssb operator to use 10 W and for cw 5W because the signal on ssb is less effective. And on other way, is 5 W up and down any big buissnes? Not in good conditions, I tested against a JA stn and de differense was very small, 100W was 59, 10W was 57 and 5W was "slightly weaker" between 56 - 57. But in hard contitions, with qrm or qrn in receiver qth i think this little differencs is important. Surely you can use a better antenna an get up with radiating power to more than 5W./10W. In contests, the few i participate in, i use only 5W on SSB also, but when operating other times from portable qth many ssb qso is on 10W. CW always on 5W.  :-\
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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 09:28:05 UTC »

Thank you, Doug!
What does other members think about it?

I agree with Doug, NA1DX. 5W is enough for CW and SSB.
On the other hand, the 1-year event would be better to call 'QRP Club Marathon'.
Marathon time: 01 Jan - 31 Dec, 2014.

Best regards and Happy New Year!

Vitas, LY5G

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 09:42:52 UTC »
On the other hand, the 1-year event would be better to call 'QRP Club Marathon'.


And QRP Club DX Cup::)

QRP Club CW Cup

QRP Club SSB Cup
72 de Nicola

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2013, 09:50:38 UTC »
Is there power enough too hold this ideas in live? Seems to be lot of work for somebody, but the idea is really good. ;)
Best regards, 72 de SM5MEK, Jenny.

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2013, 10:06:55 UTC »
Is there power enough too hold this ideas in live? Seems to be lot of work for somebody, but the idea is really good. ;)

With a PayPal Donate Button we could buy the Cup and cover shipping costs.  ::)
72 de Nicola

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Re: QRP Club Contest: Discussion
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2013, 15:39:21 UTC »
I have worked DXCC twice QRP SSB and have never used more than 5 watts. I personally think there is no reason anymore QRP Phone operations need to be different from CW Ops power wise...

72,
Jim K2MIJ