EUCW/FISTS QRS PARTY 2006
NEW RULES FOR 2006
FISTS CW Club invites all radio amateurs to take part in the annual EUCW/FISTS
QRS Party over five days, Monday-Friday, following the 4th Sunday in April
This is not a contest. Just enjoy plenty of slow Morse activity for a period
of five days. The dates selected are intended to avoid weekend contest activity.
Work any station, including members of EUCW clubs (see below), but send only
in QRS. Standard QSO’s with non-participating stations can be included
- From Monday 24th April 2006, 0001 UTC
- To Friday 28th April
2006, 2359 UTC.
- CQ QRS.
- Stations may be worked once per
day, per band.
- Recommended areas of activity, +/- 10 kHz of the FISTS
calling frequencies, including WARC bands (see below), but contacts can
be made on
- Non-QRP stations should avoid calling CQ on the popular
QRP frequencies (see below).
- Use any type of key or keyer.
- No keyboard
sending or pre-programmed messages from computers or keyers, but
pre-programmed CQ calls or CQ loops
- Maximum speed 14 words per minute (70 cpm).
- The speed
of a QSO should be at the speed of the slower station.
- Normal friendly
QSOs, no special requirements.
- QSOs with any station count.
any station in any country, including stations not taking part
in the QRS Party but try to persuade them to work QRS.
is not a contest, but logs and feedback will be welcomed in the following
- A - More than 10w input or 5w output power
- B - QRP (10w input or 5w
output, or less)
- C - Shortwave listeners.
- Logs should show Date, Time, Callsign, Name, QTH and EUCW Club/Number
(if appropriate) of the stations worked/heard, and may include up to
for "Most Readable Morse Heard" (one vote per station).
- a) A certificate will be awarded to the three participants working/hearing
the most stations in each class.
- b) Certificates of Merit will be awarded
to the three operators receiving most votes for the "Most Readable Morse Heard", provided the operators
nominated have also submitted a log. If the operators receiving the most votes
have not submitted a log the certificates of merit will be awarded to the qualifying
operators with the next highest number of votes. In the event of a tie in first,
second or third places, multiple certificates will be awarded, marked "Shared
- SEND LOGS TO
- FISTS/EUCW QRS Party Organiser,
- Robert Walker M0BPT
38 Wheatley Street,
West Bromwich, B70 9TJ, England
- E-mail: m0bpt (atsign) blueyonder.co.uk
- To be received by surface
mail or e-mail not later than 31st May 2006.
- EUCW (European CW Association) Clubs
AGCW-DL (Germany); Benelux-QRPC;
BTC (Belgium); CFT (Belgium); CTC (Croatia); CT-CWC (Portugal);
EACW (Spain); EA-QRPC (Spain); EHSC (Extremely High Speed
Club); FISTS; FOC (First Class Operators Club); G-QRPC; GTC (Greece);
HACWG (Hungary); HCC (Spain); HSC (High Speed Club); HTC (Switzerland);
I-QRPC (Italy); IS QRP (Italy); ITC (Italy); LZCWC (Bulgaria); MCWG (Macedonia);
OE-CWG (Austria); OHTC (Finland); OK-QRPC (Czech Republic); RTC (Germany);
RU-QRP (Russia); SCAG (Scandinavia); SHSC (Super High Speed Club); SP-CWC
(Poland); UCWC (C.I.S.); UFT (France); U-QRQC (C.I.S.); VHSC (Very
High Speed Club);
YL-CW-GP (Germany); 3A-CW-G (Monaco); 9A-CWG (Croatia).
- EUCW Associated Clubs
CWAS (Brazil); GACW (Argentina); QRP-ARCI (U.S.A).
- FISTS Overseas Chapters
FISTS Down Under (Australia & New
Zealand); FISTS East Asia; FISTS USA.
- FISTS calling frequencies
Recommended area of activity +/- 10 kHz
- 2m 144.058 MHz
- 6m Use any authorised CW frequency
- 10m 28.058 MHz
- 12m 24.918 MHz
- 15m 21.058 MHz
- 17m 18.085 MHz
- 20m 14.058 MHz
- 30m 10.118 MHz
- 40m 7.028 MHz
- 80m 3.558 MHz
- 160m 1.808 MHz
- QRP CW Calling Frequencies to be avoided by non-QRP stations
1843; 3560; 7030; 10116; 14060; 18096; 21060; 24906; 28060 kHz.
Info from Tony G4FAI via Jun JL8MIL. Re-written by Harry JL3AMK.
November 19, 2005