The Club runs QRP Contests on a formal and informal basis throughout the year. These contests give you a chance to test your QRP operating skills, your QRP equipment and to meet other QRP operators in a fun and challenging way.


The QRP Hours Contest runs from time to time during the year. It is named because of the way it is structured: with one hour dedicated to CW and digital modes, followed by one hour of SSB. The QRP Hours Contest varies throughout the year, operating with slightly different conditions, predominantly what bands are permitted, conditions permitting.


The next QRP Hours Contest has been scheduled for: Saturday, April 9 2022 on 80M

Please have a look at the contest rules: QRP Hours Contest 2022 April Rules

The aim of the contest is to make as many contact in a one-hour period using your choice of mode. The contest is open to all Amateur Radio Operators.

The results of past QRP Hours contests can be retrieved here in PDF format.

Past Rounds

2011 AprilResults
2012 AprilResults
2013 AprilResults
2014 AprilResults
2015 AprilResults
2016 AprilResults
2016 OctoberRulesResults
2017 AprilRulesResults
2017 OctoberRulesResults
2018 AprilRulesResults
2018 OctoberRulesResults
2019 AprilRulesResults
2019 OctoberRulesResults
2020 AprilRulesResults
2020 OctoberRulesResults
2021 AprilRulesResults
2021 OctoberRulesResults
2022 AprilRules

valve Certificates are awarded and issued to winning stations in the above contest. Results are published in the next issue of Lo-Key and on this website.

Other Contests

We encourage members to participate in and enjoy the wide range of on-air contests available worldwide.

Information about other contests for QRPers may be found at:

Contest Logging Program

The VK Contest Log is a Windows program developed by Mike VK3AVV. It is freely available for amateur radio use.

VKCL simplifies log keeping for contests and events and provides simple forms to complete while you are contesting. It generates correctly formatted output with templates existing for a number of contests and events, including those run the VK QRP Club.

You can find the VKCL Contest Logging software at its home site:

There is a centralised log uploading and reporting service, and you can find it here:

N1MM software is free and can export all the contacts in ADIF format if you want to import the contacts to another logging application.

Contests Manager

Andrew VK1DA / VK2DA
PO Box 882
YASS, NSW 2582

Or contact Andrew via email at:
contests 'at' vkqrpclub 'dot' org

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