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1. Objective The AGCW-DL invites all radio amateurs to participate in the annual QRP CONTEST. The QRP CONTEST is to arouse and to promote the interest in all aspects of low power amateur radio communication. QRO stations who want to learn about these activities by contacting QRP stations are therefore also invited. They will be counted in a separate category.
2. Dates Annually on the second Saturday in March from 1400 to 2000 UTC.
3. Bands 80m (3.510-3.560 kHz), 40m, 20m (14.000-14.060 kHz), 15m, 10m. The IARU Region 1 band plan must be adhered to!
4. Categories
VLP: Very Low Power = up to 1 W output (2 W input)
QRP: classic QRP = up to 5 W output (10 W input)
MP: moderate Power = up to 25 W output (50 W input)
QRO: more than 25 W output (50 W input)
5. Operation

Only CW (A1A). Only single OP. Only one TX and RX or TRX is allowed to be operated simultaneously.  Each station may be worked once per band. The use of decoders or reader software is not allowed.

  1. CALL: CQ QRP TEST
  2. EXCHANGE:
    RST report plus a sequential 3-digit serial number (starting at 001) followed by category and AGCW-Membership-Number. Use "/" as field separator. Example:599/003/qrp/1234
    Non-members have to send "NM" instead of the membership number. Example: 599/027/MP/NM
    The slashes "/" are part of the exchange and must be sent. 
6. Scoring
  1. QSO POINTS:
    QRO <--> QRO: 0 points
    QRO <--> QRP, MP, VLP: 2 points
    MP  <--> MP, QRP, VLP: 2 points
    QRP <--> QRP, VLP: 3 points
    VLP <--> VLP: 3 points
  2. MULTIPLIERS: Each contact with a member of AGCW is worth one multiplier per band.
  3. TOTAL SCORE: Sum of the QSO points of all bands multiplied with the sum of all multiplier points of all bands.
    Dupes do not count.
7. Awards

Participants can get their own certificate from our website a few weeks after the contest has finished.
At once the results are calculated participants get noticed thereof.

8. Log-Submission Even short logs are welcome! Final results will be published later.
  1. LOGS: Please use only the Logs in Cabrillo format via email. The log should be sent with the following file names: CALL.CBR (e.g. DK9VV.CBR)
    Participants are requested to make themselves familiar with the Cabrillo specifications beforehand.

    Loglines (QSO-data) within the files must contain sets of fields strictly in this order:

    1. Frequency
    2. Mode (always CW)
    3. Date
    4. Time
    5. Own Call
    6. RST sent
    7. Exchange sent
    8. Other station's call sign
    9. RST received
    10. Exchange received.

    RST and Exchange use a slash (/) as seperator, e.g. 599/001/qrp/1234 or
    599/003/vlp/NM

    A logging program was provided by ArComm and can be downloaded as freeware here:
    http://www.qslonline.de/hk/eigen/kontest.htm#hamagcwqrp
  2. MANAGER:
    The logs should be sent by email as an attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. DEADLINE: Arrived at the manager no later than March, 31.

Checklogs are welcome, also comments of the participants.
Publication of the Contest results will be announced promptly after the deadline.