17 June 2016 - QRP Day

IARU Region Three will be promoting and celebrating Amateur / Ham Radio QRP activity on 17 June 2016.

The day will promote QRP radio communications testifying the high skill and ability of radio amateurs, along with highlighting concerning, among others, the reduction of QRM on the amateur bands.

The groundwork for the creation of QRP Day in Region Three was conducted at the 10th IARU Region 3 Conference held in September 1997 in Beijing.

A resolution was passed (Document 97/X/14 submitted by NZART), which states "That Region 3 Societies help to promote the IARU objectives for QRP operation, specifically:

  1. to support QRP operation on June 17 each year;
  2. to foster QRP activities by their members;
  3. to encourage regular publication of QRP articles in their national magazines;
  4. to provide QRP sections in any national contests; and
  5. to assist other Societies with the promotion and development of QRP."

Accordingly, member Societies are requested to note the above resolution and take appropriate actions with reference to the holdings of the following events, for example, in order to contribute to more effective use of radio spectrum:

  1. QRP Field Day;
  2. QRP Contest;
  3. Distribution of QRP Transmitter Kits and Reference Book; and
  4. Workshop of QRP Operation.