Peanut Power Sprint approaching - a different kind of QRP event
Jim Stafford W4QO
Are you ready for the Peanut Power Sprint? You have a QRP rig, don't you?
No matter -- there is a QRO category in this one. Everyone plays!
Sponsored by the North Georgia QRP Club (NoGaQrP), this sprint will be held
on Sept. 28, 2013 from 4PM to 6PM EDT (Sept. 28 - 2000z to 2200z).
Full rules are on the NoGaQrP website - nogaqrp.org
The club is making this one different from most other QRP QSO events.
1. It is open to all amateurs at any power level. This is to attract some
new folks to QRP while running their comfortable power - QRO (<100 watts pls)
All are welcome and there is a QRO category. This is a FUN event. Not cut-throat!
2. It is a short sprint lasting only two hours; not tying up the entire
afternoon. Although brief, run reasonable CW speeds for all to copy.
3. It starts late in the day (right after close of TX QSO party!) which will
mean those on the west coast will begin at 1PM PDT, later than most contests.
4. There are categories for all situations - the prestigious category is
the Peanut Power category - 1w CW or less, 2W PEP SSB or less -
operating from the field! This is the GOOBER CLASS! SOTA anyone?
5. Plaques will be awarded for each of 5 category winners (minimum 3 entries).
See 2013 winners: http://www.nogaqrp.org/pickett/2013/PeanutPowerPlaques2013/plaques.php
6. Sprint encourages SSB as well as CW contacts. The exchange: RS(T),
State/Province/Country(SPC) and your Peanut Number or Power.
7. Multipliers count each band/each mode. Work GA ( or any SPC) on
3 bands and 2 modes each = 6 multiplier. Puts emphasis on switching
bands and modes during the event. Check SSB on the quarter hour.
(SPC means State Province Country)
8. This will encourage activity on the 3 permitted bands - 40, 20, and 15M.
There are suggested frequencies for each band/mode. Notice we are
encouraging the now almost dead portion of 40M - 7061 khz and up.
9. Logs are not required - simply a score - however, category winners
may be asked to submit their logs for verification. Watch website for results.
GEN LOG has a template for the PPSprint. Just google. There is also an
online score calculator. It's all on the website - nogaqrp.org
10. Work stations holding a Peanut Power Number (PPN) for 7 points. Stations
worked who do not hold a PPN (will send their power) yield 3 points. Yes, QRO stations
can request and receive a PPN. You do not declare your category until
you decide to send in your entry.
To request a PPN, send an email to NoGaNuT PeTe at pete@... Requests
for special numbers are no longer accommodated. See the current list via the website.
Or click here to see the latest list: http://byjimeny.com/PPN2014.pdf
Include the word PEANUT POWER NUMBER in the title of your request please.
NoGaNuT JiM, W4QO