Amateur QRP Radio
Guidance notes for event participants
We came up with this guide to assist you. Use it as a template to participate in the event to help ensure that other group members recognize fellow members on the air. But please add the personal techniques that you normally use.
This is NOT a contest! We would like for you to keep track of your contacts and submit them to us. This is to give us a way to judge participation in the event.
Rule #1 Be courteous to others on the air.
Rule #2 HAVE FUN!!!
As stated on the event list. See either the Facebook page or this website for details
Goal: Work as many Amateur QRP Radio members as you can, from your shack or operating portable. Keep track of how many Amateur QRP Radio members you contact and tell everyone else about our Amateur QRP Radio Facebook groups and our website!
GROUP CALLING FREQUENCIES*
SSB (Single Sideband)
40 metres – 7.185 MHz
20 metres – 14.285 MHz
17 metres – 18.145 MHz
15 metres – 21.285 MHz
10 metres – 28.365 MHz
2 metres – 144.775 MHz
CW (Morse Code)
40 metres – 7.035 MHz
30 metres – 10.115 MHz
20 metres – 14.035 MHz
17 metres – 18.075 MHz
15 metres – 21.035 MHz
10 metres – 28.035 MHz
* These are suggested frequencies to call on. Start around these and listen in or QSY to another frequency. Otherwise use any bands that you have privileges on.
Modes: Any modes that you are licensed to operate on!
CQ CQ CQ AQR de G1SLP
CQ CQ Calling CQ This is G1SLP AQR001 for the Amateur QRP Radio event.
CQ CQ CQ AQRE de G1SLP G1SLP G1SLP
Keep track of the event however you choose. We would like to know the number total contacts you made and how many were AQR members.
A sample, printable log sheet is provided in the files section for your convenience. This is for your use and is not required to be used or to be sent to us. If you prefer electronic logging, that’s fine too.
“Thank you, you are a 5-9 here in Durham, England from Golf One Sierra Lima Papa. Alpha Quebec Romeo zero zero one.
(AQR001 Durham, England gives a 5-9 report)
“Roger the AQR001 and thank you for the 5-9. You are a 4-8 into Wales from GWXXX AQR003”
(AQR003 of Wales responds to AQR001 gives a 4-8 report)
de G1SLP ur rst is 559 fred Loc IO94ft aqr nr AQR001 k
Here is an example of what to say if you are asked about our group.
“Amateur QRP Radio is an international group of amateur radio licensees who practice and enjoy QRP low power operations.
More information may be found on the Amateur QRP Radio Facebook group or on our website www.amateurqrpradio.com.”
BEFORE THE EVENT
Please post your intended locations and times of operations on the Facebook group “AQR Events and Skeds” once you’ve joined the main group.
Ask any questions or make suggestions that you may have.
DURING THE EVENT
Please feel free to post on the Facebook group your location, frequency, modes, etc.
Photos and comments are welcomed and encouraged!
AFTER THE EVENT
Please email your reports to
AQR-Event@mail.com. We will post a league table list on the Amateur QRP Radio group.
“AQRXXX. I made 100 contacts. 25 were Amateur QRP Radio members. I operated for 4 hours from a nearby park.”
This is all that we would like to get from you.
Please DO NOT send electronic logs! We don’t require callsigns worked either. These events are not contests. We operate the honour system.
A personalized numbered participation certificate will be awarded for the two main weekend events on reciept of your report.
Tell your friends, tell your radio clubs and any other individuals who work QRP about the event. Get them to join the Facebook groups and get them involved.
Good luck with the events and have fun.
Here are the PDF files currently available on the Facebook pages. We realise that not everyone uses Facebook, and that should not preclude you from enjoying our events (though it would be nice if you did sign up to the Facebook groups).
You will need a PDF reader to view these when downloaded.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free. Click link to download it from Adobe.