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The 2022 QFDC is COMPLETE!

The 3rd Annual Northern Arizona DX Association's QuartzFest Distance Challenge event at the 2022 QuartzFest is now complete (except for the bragging!) The idea was to put all of those great antennas brought to the QF site to good use and see who can make the longest distance QSO! All QF registered attendees had a chance to enter the competition on Monday January 24th, Tuesday January 25th, and Thursday, January 27th.

There were big and small prizes (and a lot of bragging rights going to the winners) for a total of $2600 in prizes givne out to the 4 winners and runners up from sponsors like Heil Sound, Cable X-perts, Alpha Antennas, the DX Store, Comet Antennas, mp antenna, N3FJP Software, Cameleon Antennas, DX Engineering,and Lowell Observatory.

A SSB or CW 100 watts or less
B FT-8 100 watts or less
C - QRP SSB or CW 5 watts or less
D - W7Q SSB or CW or FT-8 100 watts or less
Download the Flyer & Rules Here (PDF)


This year the NADXA also provided our Emergency Operations Trailer to serve as the 'Official' W7Q event trailer.
          See our trailer project here!

The GRAND CHAMPS IN EACH CLASS were presented with a unique trophy Hard Hat, complete with a solar panel to operate a fan, light and it even has a USB charging port. These were sponsored by our friends at CABLE X-PERTS!!
One of the 2022 QFDC Grand Champ Hats designed and assembled by Larry WB7EUJ
Features a solar cell with USB plug and cooling fan and a compass!


Keith K7OTP - Jeff KI5CBM - James KD0ICP - Jim W7RO - Jim K6SV - Randy K7AGE - Marco AA5ET - Gloria KI7DJY


SSB/CW < 100W          
  Champion K6SV Jim Thielemann IC-7100 Bravo 7K 10,099.6
  Runner Up KD0ICP James Copeland TS440S MFJ2982 Vertical 10,099.6
  Champion K7AGE Randy Hall IC-7100 25' Wire W/Tuner 8450.1
  Runner Up KI5CBM Keith Coulam FT-891 DIY Dipole 8360.1
  Champion W1RO Jim Bassett IC-705 YOYO Dipole 3481.6
  Runner Up K7OTP Keith Crimin FT-817 Hamstick Dipole 2635.8
W7Q Event Trailer          
  Champion AA5ET Marco Wikstrom TS5905 MFJ1982 MP EFHW 8674.0
  Runner Up KI7DJY Gloria Luther TS5905 MFJ1982 MP EFHW 8290.3


The Sponsors for the 2022 QuartzFest Distance Challenge
Remember them when shopping for new HAM gear!


NADXA Trailer at QF 2022


Previous Years of the QFDC


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