QRP events are for everyone. You are welcome. Please come join us and find out about QRP.

Friday Night.

7:00 - 7:15 meet in Pleasanton/Danville room for last minute instructions on the 2nd annual Pacificon QRP Portable QSO party.

7:30 - 8:30 QRP QSO Party. Stations work 20 and 40 meters. Modes CW and SSB. Stations can work anyone. Participants must use portable/mobile antenna.

Exchange: Name and qso number.

Name is Doug, you are qso #13

8:30 to 10:00 visiting in Pleasanton Danville room. War stories encouraged. Turn in logs by 9:00. First place SSB - QRP Guys FSK Digital all mode multi band transceiver with VFO. First place CW - QRP Guys CW-10 triband cw transceiver with VFO. Prizes donated by QRPGuys.com.

Saturday Night

7:00 - 7:15

Building event. Bring your own tools. We will be building a QRPGuys Code Trainer. Kits will be available for a special price of $15 at the event. But, we want you to build it at the event Saturday night. When you complete your kit, we will give you the ATtiny 13A programmed chip to test your kit. If you don't build your kit, chips will be available at an additional charge from QRPGuys. The purpose of holding back the chip is to encourage people to build at the event.

Build and Bring Contest

We will be building a 40 meter receiver, the Sputnik 40 and a matching 40 meter crystal controlled transmitter, the MMM3+ .. John Sutter has laid out a circuit board for the receiver and we will use the retired QRPGuys MMM3+ board. To get details on how to order kits for the Bring and Build contest, please go to CalQRP@groups.io. We want builders to bring their 40 meter station to show and tell on Saturday night. We will be measuring the power out of your transmitter on a QRPguys digital power meter. Prizes will be awarded for most power out (note, we will attach a low pass filter before measuring). and the best looking station (a beauty contest if you will). Prizes will be QRPGuys Power meter kits provided by QRPGuys.

Also we will have some clandestine radios for display on Saturday night.

And finally, everyone is encouraged to bring their show and tell items. See you at Pacificon 2021

We are looking forward to seeing you there. If you have questions, please contact the Pacificon QRP Chairman, Doug Hendricks.

The email address is: ki6ds1@gmail.com