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Information and Rules for QRP Afield

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of QRP Afield, this year’s event will follow the rules, times, and scoring of the original event from 1994.  Note that this is now a six hour event, encouraging everyone to get out during daylight hours.  Note also that the scoring particularly encourages QRPp operation, with added points for operating a field location at powers below one watt.  Information regarding the event is given below.  It has been taken from the June 1994 issue of NEQRP’s 72 monthly magazine, modified only slightly to accommodate reporting via email.  It will also soon be posted to the NEQRP web page.

QRP Afield 2014 is designed to encourage QRP enthusiasts to field-test their radio equipment, using temporary and non-commercial antennas and non-commercial sources.

Date:  20 September 2014 (always the third Saturday in September)


Time: 12:00 PM EDT to 6:00 PM EDT (20 SEP 1600Z - 20 SEP 2200Z)



NEQRP members: RST, state/province/country, NEQRP Number

Non members: RST, state/province/country, Power


Permanent Location: Any location using commercial power AND/OR permanently installed antennas
Field Location: Any location using battery/solar/natural power AND temporary antennas
Low power QRP: Less than one watt output.
High power QRP: 1 to 5 watts output.

Scoring (CW only)
1 point for each contact from a permanent location using high power QRP
2 points for each contact from a permanent location using low power QRP
4 points for each contact from a temporary location using high power QRP
8 points for each contact form a temporary location using low power QRP
Note: All contest contacts MUST be made using the same location and power output.

Each state/province/country worked counts for one point.
Multipliers may be counted only once, regardless of band worked.

Awards and Results
Certificates will be awarded to the ten stations with the highest point totals.
Complete results will be posted to the NEQRP web page.  Scores and results may be sent by email or mail to:
       Chuck Ludinsky – K1CL
       6 Prancing Rd.
       Chelmsford, MA 01824

See below for printable summary sheet.


Multi-Club Stations: Will not be permitted. That is, simultaneous operation of multiple transmitters (on the same or different bands) under a single call sign is not permitted. However, multi-operators per club call is fine, with one transmitter in operation at a time.