If you're not an amateur radio operator yet, or if you want to upgrade your license to a higher class, you'll be able to take your exam's right there at Quartzfest* and have your call sign or upgrade from the FCC by weeks end. We’ll be holding licensing exams early in the week so plan ahead to be at Quartzfest for Opening Ceremony. If you have questions about what Amateur Radio is or what its capabilities are, make sure you catch our Intro to Amateur Radio Seminar conducted by Gordo WB6NOA of the Gordon West Radio School.
If you've never attended Quartzfest*...you've missed out on a HAM Experience of a lifetime. Maybe you’d like to attend but you feel uncomfortable because you don't know anyone who will be at Quartzfest*. Well, you will! By the time the week is over, you'll have established many new friendships that will last a lifetime.
If Quartzfest* 2014 will be your first time at Quartzfest*, make sure you stick around for our “first timer at Quartzfest Orientation” that will be held Saturday afternoon, January 19th directly following our Opening Ceremony.Things to look forward to at Quartzfest* 2014 are more seminars than you’ll ever see at a 2 day Convention, the opportunity to operate our completely solar powered W7Q Special Event Station, Crafts for those not interested in Technical stuff, night time movies shown on the side of an RV, 4x4 Off Road Trip, Geocaching, Hidden Transmitter Hunting, Prospecting, FOOD!, Camaraderie and so much more.
If all this weren’t enough, we hold prize drawings** daily. Our prizes for our FREE drawings are ALL donated to us by a number of Radio, Antenna and Accessory Manufacturers. Our Grand Prize in 2012 was a Kenwood TH-D72A APRS Ready Handheld Radio and our 2013 Grand Prize was a Ten-Tec Headset with Boom Microphone.
**Winners for all of our prize drawings including our Grand Prize must be present
**We sell NO tickets for our prizes because everything is FREE. Pick up your Grand Prize ticket with you sign in at Quartzfest* Headquarters.
**Grand Prize is only awarded to licensed Amateur Radio Operators.
Put January 19th – 26th on your Calendar now so you don’t miss out on what is quite possibly the biggest and best HAM Radio and RV event in the world.