Thursday, December 16, 2021

Work DX, Win a Hard Hat!

(Photo courtesy NADXA)
Attendees at January's Quartzfest ham radio gathering in the Arizona desert (see "Gordo's Short Circuits," October 2021 CQ or <>) will have an opportunity to enter a unique competition and win some pretty cool prizes.

The Northern Arizona DX Association is sponsoring its third annual Distance Challenge, with competitions in four categories and the goal of making the farthest DX contact using portable gear brought to the event. Those who don't bring HF gear will be able to use one of the three W7Q special event station operating positions to compete.

Each category champion and runner-up will share in $2600 worth of prizes from various manufacturers and dealers. In addition, the champs in each category will take home a customized hard-hat, courtesy of Cable X-Perts. Designed by NADXA Vice President Larry Gilbert, WB7EUJ (pictured), the hard-hats contain a solar cell, which powers a cooling fan, light and a USB connector for charging your phone or other device. For complete details on the Quartzfest Distance Challenge, visit <>.