As an example of a sprint contest, see the listing below by Walter, K5EST, on a sprint the 4-STATE QRP SOCIETY is having. Perhaps we could pick a time to have an FM/SSB/CW sprint following our FM net sometime? Each contact with a DCARC member would be worth say 2 points and one with a non-club member worth 1 point for each mode. We could use 2-meters for FM, and 40-meters for SSB and CW, selecting a frequency for each mode, say 7060 for CW get the idea. A prise perhaps would be a certificate and a free lunch on the club at the noon Tuesday get together? WØXI.

What activities would you like to see?

4State QRP 2nd Sunday Sprints

August 11th ... 7 to 9 PM (cdst)

any mode and band, except WARC & 60 mtrs, no NCS, 5 watts maximum
output regardless of mode. The Sprint keeps the keys, mics, and
keyboards active and collect the valuable QSO contacts that are needed
to achieve the W25 awards.


 Suggested calling idea is.....CQ 4S....and obtain the stations 4SQRP
number for W25 awards. Please stop by the 7.122 MHz group hang-out
frequency to allow the crystal bound stations to have fun, also! Also
some folks have not changed their Pig Rig from 7.030.7 MHz.

We have yet to have a SSB or digital entry, there is room for everyone!

Exchange, club member number or None if non-member. You may want to give RST and your club number.

 There is more at stake than the W25 awards, the most QSO contacts
station by October 1st, 2013, wins  the club callsign WQ5RP for the
October 4x4 Sprint. (in case of a tie of QSOs, then we shall draw a
winner). With a massive multiplier attached, this may be the most
coveted contact in your logbook for the 4x4 Sprint!

 Reporting is easy.....send me an email to

Put SPRINT in the subject line then in the text body, indicate your
number of QSO contacts and what mode.

......I will compile the total of entries and post them on the club
yahoo groups reflector!

72....Walter . K5EST

I am a member of the 4sqrp club and will be participating in the sprint. WØXI.