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Announcing the 2023 QuartzFest Distance Challenge!

The 4th Annual Northern Arizona DX Association's QuartzFest Distance Challenge event at the 2023 QuartzFest is in the making! We want 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 have a chance to enter the competition on Monday January 23rd, Tuesday January 24th, and Thursday, January 26th.

There will be big and small prizes (and a lot of bragging rights going to the winners) for thousands of dollars in prizes to be given out to the 4 winners and runners up from sponsors like Heil Sound, Cable X-perts, Alpha Antennas, the DX Store, DigiRig, Scorpion Antennas, MP Antennas, N3FJP Software, DX Engineering, Mastrant Guy Ropes, and Lowell Observatory.

The categories will be as follows:

CLASS MODES CATEGORIES
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 will again provide our Emergency Operations Trailer to serve as the 'Official' W7Q event trailer.
          See our trailer project here!

The Sponsors for the 2023 QuartzFest Distance Challenge

Remember them when shopping for new HAM gear!



 

     

      

      


Last year, 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. They have stepped up once again and will be sponsoring our helmets for the 2023 event!!

Here are some pictures from the 2022 events, including the helmets we awarded and our champions and runners up.

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
Some of the prizes received by our winners

 

CLASS CALL NAME RADIO ANTENNA DISTANCE
           
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
           
FT-8          
  Champion K7AGE Randy Hall IC-7100 25' Wire W/Tuner 8450.1
  Runner Up KI5CBM Keith Coulam FT-891 DIY Dipole 8360.1
           
QRP          
  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

 

 


NADXA Trailer at QF 2022

 

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