[VHFcontesting] question about portable operator class
Bob Witte K0NR
list at k0nr.com
Sun Aug 20 20:40:14 EDT 2006
It is worth noting that the CQ WW VHF Contest has a slightly different
approach to QRP entry categories:
Single-Op All-Band QRP.
There are no location restrictions – home or portable – for stations
running 10 watts output or less.
Hilltopper. This is a single-op QRP portable category for an all-band
entry limited in time
to a maximum of 6 continuous hours. Backpackers and portables who do not
devote resources and time to the full contest period are encouraged to
especially to activate rare grids. Any power source is acceptable.
I find the 6 hour Hilltopper category fun, especially for "backpack
73, Bob K0NR
curtis roseman wrote:
> I agree with K0NR regarding the goals of running QRP. It can be fun, challenging, adventurous, economical, and a lot of other things.
> I would not support a QRP category for home stations in the ARRL contests. (We do have a QRP category that includes home stations, by the way, in the CQWW VHF Contest.) We do not need another entry category--the competition is already spread thin because of the many categories, and with the current set we have a variety of opportunities for anyone to participate. The current ARRL Single Operator Portable [QRP] category is good because it emphasizes getting out into the field; and many of us can do it with relatively simple equipment and antennas.
> 73, Curt Roseman k9aks
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff Embry (K3OQ)" <jeffrey.embry at gmail.com>
> Date: Sunday, August 20, 2006 11:42 am
> Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] question about portable operator class
> To: Bob Witte K0NR <list at k0nr.com>
> Cc: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
>> I would love to see a QRP category for home stations. This is the
>> way I
>> operated the last two years. Having played rover for a couple of
>> I don't have the inclination nor desire to do the portable
>> am quite happy running QRP from home.
>> I doubt that it will ever happen...but would be nice to see.
>> Jeff Embry, K3OQ
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