FYBO 2010!

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


Here are the rules for the 2010 FYBO (Freeze Your B___ Off) Contest:


FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, sponsored by the Arizona ScQRPions


Saturday, February 6, 2010, 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 segment. 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 (per ARRL FD definition),


         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 100 points. One contact PER mode PER band allowed. See example below.


Final Score Template:


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



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


Field – Yes (or No)

Category – MultiMulti

Operator(s) – KI0II, W5RRR

Alternative Power – Yes

Lowest Temperature – 28

QRPp – No (or Yes)


      BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   SPC  NQ7RP



   80CW        0           0          0        0     0

   80SSB       0           0          0        0     0

   40CW        6           6          6        5     1

   40SSB       2           2          2        1     0

   20CW       56          56         55       26     1

   20SSB       2           2          2        1     1

   15CW       13          13         13        9     0

   15SSB       2           2          2        1     0

   10SSB       2           2          2        1     0                       



 Totals       83          83         82       44     3



    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 + 100 X 3 NQ7RP bonus points = 144,620 Total points


If you work NQ7RP on a band (e.g. 20m SSB and 20m CW are EACH a band), please enter a “1” in the NQ7RP column for that band/segment.


Alternative power is a non-generator or mains power source.  Batteries count if they are charged from solar, wind, or some natural source of energy.  Here is an excerpt from the ARRL Field Day rule...

7.3.8. Alternative Power: ... without using power from commercial mains or petroleum driven generator. This means an "alternate" energy source of power, such as solar, wind, methane or water. This includes batteries charged by natural means (not dry cells). ...


Top Entry in each category receives a certificate. 


Please include your soapbox comments with your log! We’d 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.


The automated form for 2008 was a disaster.  Please cut and paste a copy of the example summary and scoring template above into your email entry, fill it out with YOUR information using this page as a guide.  Put your comments in for the Soapbox area, list of operators for multis, and links to pictures, etc.  Attach individual pictures or whatever else to your entry and email to: 


FYBO2010 at AZScQRPions dot org


Be sure to include your call with any separate emailings so we can match up with what comes in other emails.  Hard copy, if you must, to John (K5JS).  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.