CW Operators' QRP Club Inc.


Sponsored by the CW Operators' QRP Club Inc. (COQC), the aim of the QRP Hours Contest is to make as many contacts as possible within a one-hour period using your choice of mode.  While it is hoped that the event will be strongly supported by COQC members, it is open to all licensed amateur radio operators.

Date / Time:

Saturday, 4th April 2015 / 1000-1159 UTC.

Frequency Band:

80m - see Frequency / Mode Table below.


Single Operator.


CW or PSK31 or RTTY / SSB - see Frequency / Mode Table below.


Preferably 5 Watts, but not more than 10 Watts average (CW / PSK31 / RTTY) or PEP (SSB) at the transmitter output – this is to stress the QRP nature of the event.


A three-digit serial number starting at 001 and incrementing by one for each new contact.

Repeat Contacts:

No repeats - only one contact per mode per hour.

The contest is divided into two (2) one-hour periods.  Modes and frequency sub-bands are allocated to each hour as shown in the table below.

Note that 4th April is the last day of Daylight Saving in relevant states (NSW, VIC, SA and TAS). The contest times are defined in UTC.


Frequency / Mode Table


Time (UTC)


Frequency (MHz)

First Hour


CW or PSK31 or RTTY

3.500-3.535 (CW)

3.620-3.630 (PSK31 / RTTY)

Second Hour





  • Score one (1) point per contact regardless of mode.
  • No multipliers apply.
  • QRP stations can count contacts with QRO stations towards their final score.


  • Logs must show full details for each QSO, viz. time (UTC), station worked, mode, exchange serial sent, and exchange serial received.
  • A Summary Sheet showing operator's callsign, name, address and total points claimed must accompany the Log.
  • The preferred method of sending the log is email, but entrants must still include their postal address as per the Summary Sheet.
  • Send Logs and Summary Sheet to the (temporary) Contest Manager, Andrew Davis, VK2UH - email: andrew73 at yahoo.com or snail mail: PO Box 882, Yass, NSW, 2582.
  • Emailed logs must be postmarked no later than 2359 AEST on Wednesday, 22th April, 2014; snail mailed logs must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, 22th April, 2014.
  • Feel free to include information about your station and band conditions; and any comments on what you liked, what you'd like to see included or improved, etc.


Certificates will be awarded to the highest scorers in each mode in each VK State or Territory and ZL.

Below is a 'Sample Certificate' for 2012 QRP Hours Contest.
Certificate design is altered each year making it unique.

qrp contest

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