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Original QRP Contest

Start: Saturday after Christmas in 15:00 UTC (07 January, 2017 in 15:00)
Finish: Sunday in 14:59 UTC (08 January, 2017 in 14:59)
Modes: CW
Categories (classes):

Middle Power:  max 20W output or 40W input;
QRP: max 5W output or 10W input;
Very Low Power: 1W output or 2W input.
- Various TX/TRX may be operated, but only one at the same time;
- 9 hours minimum rest period in one or two parts. More pauses as you like but the two longest breaks together need to be at
least 9 hours long;
-Operators of original QRP rig, commercial or homebrew, including QRP rig exceeding 5w output like IC-703, SG 2020, FT-7, K2 e.a.
and QRP-versions of industrial QRO-transceivers like TS-130 V, FT-707S etc.
Stations with QRO-equipment (>20W out) temporarily reduced to QRP will be listed as checklog.
RST, serial-no./ category e.g. 559001/VLP.
Category for exchange are: MP - middle power QRP VLP - very low power
Exchange of RST is sufficient with stations not in contest.
Points for QSO:
4 points for a QSO with station whose log has come in;
1 point for other QSO.
Promoting the creative aspects of QRP the usage of equipment homemade by the operator will be rewarded by a 15% bonus of QSO Opoints for a TX or TRX assembled from a kit, and by a 30% bonus for an unique individual handmade TX or TRX. The Handmade Bonus may be claimed for single bands while commercial equipment was used on the remaining band(s). ptions for claiming Handmade Bonus points are prepared on the summary sheet specimen on. Otherwise (e-logs) the operator has to give a declaration like: "In the QQRPC I used a kit assembled / an indvidual unique TX resp. TRX built by myself on 80m / 40m / 20m".(Please delete as applicable)
2 points for each DXCC-country (+ IT9) from a qso with a station whose log has come in.
1 point for otherwise each DXCC-country.
Sum of QSO-points multiplied by the sum of multiplier points. (Calculated by the log checker. Don't try an own calculation: you
cannot foresee who will send his log and who will not).
E-mail logs for electronic checking if possible in STF- or Cabrillo format.
The Windows-version of LM (DL8WAA) is recommended for turning "ugly" paper logs into e-mail logs. Please mention your callsign in
the subject line e.g.: "32nd OQRPC log by G9XYZ"! Don't forget possibly to apply for Homemade Bonus points.
In paper logs list QSO sorted bandwise, please.(Otherwise you might find your log listed as checklog!) Add the DXCC prefix if you
claim a multiplier for a QSO.
You can download a log example at oqrp.pdf
See  for further infos and log-details .
Summary sheet:
The use of the specimen on is very much recommended. In any case your summary sheet has to show name, address,
callsign and 9 hours minimum rest periods. Indicate the types of all TX/TRX used with out- or input on each band according to
manufacturer or measured under contest conditions. Homebrew TX/TRXs description at least should name the basic principle (e.g.
superheterodyne with IF or "straight set" like VFO-BU-PA) with pa transistor or - tube and possibly a reference (e.g. SPRAT
Sending of electronic logs:
Postal address for sending the log:
Lutz Gutheil, DL1RNN, Bergstrasse 17, D-38446 Wolfsburg, Germany
Link for original rules:
Examples head for Cabrillo format logs: