FYBO 2008!

----------------- CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT ------------------


Here are the rules for the 2008 FYBO (Freeze Your B___ Off) Contest:

FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, sponsored by the Arizona ScQRPions

Saturday, February 2, 2008, 1400Z-2400Z

QRP HF Only. CW or SSB (5W max). Near QRP calling freqs (no WARC bands).


Categories: Single Op (Home/Field) One Operator/One Station/One Call

Multi-Single(Home/Field) Multiple Operators/One Station/One Call

Multi-Multi (Home/Field) Multiple Stations/Multiple Operators/One Call

Work stations once PER band. Score 1 point per QSO.


Exchange RST, State/Province/DXCC Country (SPCs), first name, power out, and

temperature (Fahrenheit) at OPERATOR'S POSITION. Indoor stations must report INDOOR temperature.

Example: 579 AZ Frosty 2W 40F




SPCs (each counts once PER band),


Field Location: x4 (Field per ARRL FD definition),


Alternative Power: x2,


QRPp (less than 1W): x2,


Lowest Operating Temp (at OP'S POSITION):


65+ F = x1;


50-64 F = x2;


40-49 F = x3;


30-39 F = x4;


20-29 F = x5;


Below 20 F = x6.


For contacts with NQ7RP, add 10,000 points. One contact PER mode PER band allowed.


Final Score:


[(QSOs x SPCs)](x Temp Multi)(x Field)(x AltPwr)(x QRPp) + (NQ7RP Bonus Points)



EXAMPLE: (Thanks KI0II Multi-Multi - FYBO 2004)



BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points SPC



40CW 6 6 6 5

40SSB 2 2 2 1

20CW 56 56 55 26

20SSB 2 2 2 1

15CW 13 13 13 9

15SSB 2 2 2 1

10SSB 2 2 2 1



Totals 83 83 82 44



Final Score = 82 QSO Pts X 44 SPC = 3608 X 5 (Temp Multi for 28F lowest

temp) = 18,040 X 4 (Field Ops) = 72,160 X2 (Alt pwr -Solar) =

144,320 + NQ7RP bonus = 154,320 Total points

Top Entry in each category receives a certificate.


Please include your soapbox comments with your log! Wed like to hear of the trials of cold-weather operating, and any and all anecdotes are appreciated.


Logs are due 30 days after contest.


Please mark logs with category, i.e, single, multi-op, multi-multi and home or field.


Use the automated log submittal form link on the Operating Events Page for score submittal. Hard copy, if you must, to Mike (K7DD). Be sure to INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS for confirmation that we received your logs.


Include summary sheet, callsign, operator(s), power, location, and lowest operating Temp. Please include a mailing address for each entry so we can mail the certificates out. QRZ dot COM will be used for addresses unless you provide a better one. Logs are always fun to look at and put into databases to play with, but they are not required.


NOTE: This is a fun contest, NOT an episode of Survivor. Be aware of the temperature and the possibility of cold injury! PLEASE be careful.