The season will start November 3, 2013 and will end on March 24, 2014. But this summer there is an aperitif: June 9 - August 30.
This is an idea of Jos, ON6WJ, and Johan, ON5EX, to promote QRP activity on the bands. Let's collaborate with them.
EU QRP FOXHUNT 2014
To promote QRP activity, there will be a weekly EU QRP FOXHUNT, starting on November 3, 2013 and ending on March 24, 2014.
The EU QRP Foxhunt is an informal event. It should be considered a friendly meeting amongst QRP enthusiasts. The rule is that there are few rules.
There are three categories of participating stations:
Foxes aim to work as many calling Hunters as possible, without falling into a rush job.
Hunters, preferably running low power, search and work as many Foxes as possible. The EU QRP Foxhunt is quite different from a regular 599-style contest. Hunters are invited to exchange (at least) a real report, name and QTH, transmit power, rig and antenna description.
5. Times, modes, frequencies
|Weekly on Sunday 09:30-10:30 UTC
on 2 bands simultaneously
|Weekly on Monday 19:30-20:30 UTC|
The beginning CW operator in mind, during each Foxhunt, one or more Foxes will be operational, transmitting at 12 wpm average speed.
8. EU QRP Foxhunt “Parties”
Several foxhunt sessions may be devoted to a particular theme, such as:
“Parties” will be announced by the management team at least one week ahead via the website and the euqrpfox mailing list. Please note these themes (using a handkey, homebrew rig, etc) are not binding, nor do they affect in any way scoring. They are merely meant to add to the fun of the weekly Foxhunts. In fact, the management team would like to receive suggestions for additional themes.
Starting: June 9th 2013 (first Sunday after the IARU Region 1 Fieldday ),ending on August 30th 2013. The same rules apply, except:
Good luck to all participants and, most of all, have fun!
73, Jos ON6WJ