QRP ARCI is celebrating its golden jubilee by endeavouring to put every state on the air in 2011. In 1961, the club started out as a 100 watt club interested in reducing QRM, and have transitioned into a group of operators, hikers, builders/experimenters, and contesters that pursue this great activity at five watts or less.

One way the club will mark this anniversary is to activate the club call in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia throughout 2011. QRP ARCI members/volunteers will be assigned one week during the year in which they can use the club call, K6JSS from their location. We encourage them to operate with K6JSS with as many modes/bands and as often as possible during their assigned week. A special “Worked All States” certificate will be issued to all that qualify by working 20, 30, 40 or all 50 states who use the callsign K6JSS. A plan is being developed for later in the year for any states you miss first time around.

Check K6JSS at QRZ.com for the operating schedule. Good luck in snagging the rest of the states.

73, Al