QRP is defined as not more than 5 Watts output CW or 10Watts PEP SSB.
Confirmation of contacts.
The applicant must hold QSLs confirming all contacts claimed. he/she may either send these cards, together with an alphabetical list of the callsigns, or send this list signed by two other licenced radio amateurs, stating that they have seen and checked the cards on the list.
The applicant must enclose with his/her application a signed statement that when making the contact his/her power did not exceed the power limits above.
For each award or endorsement the UK applicants must enclose three first class stamps. AS IRC's are no longer accepted in UK Post Offices we have no current way of funding DX applications.
The whole contact, including primary calls must be at QRP power levels as above. If the contact is established at higher powers and then completed at QRP levels it cannot count for awards.
All logs and claims must be sent to Ryan G5CL QTHR.
CW Novice award.
Available to any amateur who during the first 12 months of holding a licence contacts 50 different stations whilst using CW. Send the log, verified by one other licensed amateur with three first class stamps. Class A award for two way QRP contacts, Class B for working stations with other power levels.
Awarded to any member who provides proof of working... 60 members, 75 DXCC countries, and 20 countries with two way QRP. The is the current Honour Roll.
All logs and claims must be sent to Dominic Baines M1KTA QTHR.
Nominations are made by the committee, no individual applications should be made.
The G4DQP Trophy (Winter Sports).
The highlight of the year for many operators is the clubs WINTER SPORTS. This is NOT a contest, but more a gathering of like minded souls on the bands on, or around the QRP frequencies.
This all takes place twixt the Christmas pud and the New Years hangover. To be more precise it runs from Boxing Day until New Years Day inclusive. As mentioned this is not a contest as such, none of the "UR 599, name Fred QSL? QRZ" Have a chat, enjoy the bands.
The G4DQP Trophy is awarded annually to the best log submitted of QRP contacts during the clubs Winter Sports. All logs and claims must be sent to Dom M1KTA QTHR by 7th February each year.
The Chelmsley Trophy.
Duration 1st January to 31st December each year. All authorised bands 1.8 - 30MHz, modes CW & SSB. Normal QRP power levels only. Antennas may not exceed 35ft (10m) in height or 132ft (40m) in length. Entrants may change the antenna in use throughout the year but not more than one vertical and one horizontal antenna may be in use at any one time. All antenna must consist of not more than one radiating element without reflectors or directors.
Logs should consist of ....(1) A list of all DXCC countries contacted in alphabetical order of prefixes with below it figures showing the total number of DXCC countries contacted on each band..... (2) A similar and separate list showing all DXCC countries worked on the band using two way QRP.......(3) A note drawing attention to any contacts which by virtue of the very low power used, rarity or any other reason the applicants consider it outstanding......(4) A separate sheet giving details of transmitting, receiving and antenna equipment used during the year and, should the applicant wish a note describing antenna or propagation development / studies carried out during the year.
All logs and claims must besent to Dom M1KTA QTHR by 15th February each year. At the discretion of the committee a trophy will be awarded for the best log and also a runner-up certificate may be awarded.
The Suffolk Trophy.
Annually on the 17th June each year is the International QRP Day. Power and limits as for the Chelmsley Trophy but with operation for six hours only in not more that two periods. Contacts are with any Region 1 country; normal QSO, no serial numbers.
Scoring: Each Region 1 country counts 1 point on each band. The total score is total of IARU countries on the bands used. Only one contact per country per band is allowed irrespective of mode. The other station may be QRO.
Name, address, call, power used, equipment, time, call & band for each contact. All logs and claims must besent to Dom M1KTA QTHR by 17th July. A trophy to the winner plus runner up certificates.
Practical Wireless run a VHF contest each June on the Sunday closest to QRP day. This is on 2m and has a power limit of 3 Watts output on any mode. There are no other restrictions except for time. Usually 0900 - 1600 GMT. This contest is timed well for the June sporadic E season and sometimes great distances can be worked ie England - Malta. Points are awarded per contact distance does not count. Logs containing date, time, calls, reports, serial numbers, locators etc to PW. Check the June edition of PW for more details. The results are normally published in the November edition.