ANNOUNCING THE DISTANCE CHALLENGE AT QUARTZFEST 2022

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  1. NF7E

    NF7E Ham Member QRZ Page

    The 2022 DISTANCE CHALLENGE(DC) at
    QUARTZFEST(QF) in January will have
    some great prizes!!

    The Northern Arizona DX Association
    will be conducting the 3rd Distance Challenge
    to see who can make the longest distance
    contact from the QF site in the Sonoran Desert.
    There will be 4 possible classes to enter
    including:
    A = SSB or CW 100 watts max
    B = FT-8
    C = QRP
    D= W7Q special event callsign - with 3 op positions in the trailer for your use
    IMG_8624.JPG IMG_7496 (1).JPG W7Q station will be available to operate at QF 2022 - See Tom Luther KD7DKN W7Q Lead

    DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN IN
    ONE OF THESE 4 OPERATING CLASSES?
    Bring your best rig, antennas and enter
    this 3 day event! Or enter using one of the
    3 stations and antennas at the W7Q special
    event trailer.

    Don't think it will take a huge antenna to
    win! In 2020, the QRP operator won that
    class using a Hamstick antenna!!

    Keeping with the tradition of giving trophy
    hats to the winners, this coming year we will
    give out 4 trophy hard hats to the winners, complete with a
    solar panel, fan, light, USB port and the mini
    tri-band antenna. These have been sponsored by
    our friends at CABLE-X-PERTS!

    IMG_8626.JPG
    NADXA VP, Larry Gilbert, WB7EUJ shows off one of the trophy hats to be given away.
    Lot of prizes from these great sponsors:
    CABLE-X-PERTS, HEIL SOUND, ALPHA -
    ANTENNAS, THE DX STORE, N3FJP, DX
    ENGINEERING, CAMELEON ANTENNAS,
    BALUN DESIGNS, MFJ, MP ANTENNAS,
    NCG CO.(COMET ANTENNAS) & MORE!!

    All the rules and regulations are on
    our club website at www.nadxa.com

    REMEMBER, YOU MUST BE PRESENT
    AT THE CLOSING CEREMONIES TO WIN!!

    COME ON DOWN AND SHOW US HOW TO
    MAKE THE LONGEST CONTACT FROM QF,
    IF YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!!
    GL & 73
    KG7OH-RON GERLAK
    NF7E-BOB WERTZ,
    DISTANCE CHALLENGE CO-CHAIRMAN
     
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  2. W3AMT

    W3AMT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great Idea. But what about AM?
     
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  3. KR7RK

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    Those are the coolest awards ever!
     
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  4. K9RDU

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    Definitely doesn't need a big antenna. We have a wire dipole about 20-25 feet off the ground it's basically NVIS, but apparently the signal makes some big bounces. Last month, we had to cut power to 40w due to RFI opening the garage door. We reached the Japanese expedition on Antarctica over 8000 miles away on FT8.

    Wish we were close enough to join in the fun.
     
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  5. K0UO

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    I personally liked the Quartzfest antenna shootouts, done for mobiles and RV. That was a lot of fun.
    My XYL, N0UO & I plan on being in Arizona again this winter and also attending the Yuma hamfest.

    73 from,
    The K0UO "Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire, I'm In the Air or On the Air daily
     
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  6. KG4BFR

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    Where is the QTH of the 2022 QF ?
     
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  7. NF7E

    NF7E Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Quartzfest QTH is about 7.5 miles south of Quartsite Arizona, on the BLM
     
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  8. KG4BFR

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    Thank You
     
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  9. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    The same place for the last 25 years
    Take 95 South to a Roadrunner camping BLM
    La Paz Valley Road and 95 is the entrance.
    Screenshot_20211120-182011_Maps.jpg Screenshot_20211120-181838_Maps.jpg Screenshot_20211120-182429_Maps.jpg
     
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  10. K0UO

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    See above map
    They finally updated the website just today. It looks like it's going to be a highly reduced fest, because of the virus. They haven't come out with any schedules. But they have made an announcement that all presentations will be at night and Outdoors.
    https://quartzfest.org/
     
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