What? Quartzfest© is an annual HAM Radio RV'ers Boondocking event which is held in late
January every year with dates coinciding with the Quartzsite Arizona "RV Show".
When? January 19th thru 25th of 2020 (make sure you add these important dates to your 2020
Where? 7 miles south of Quartzsite Arizona - on US 95 at La Paz Valley Road
Who Can Attend? ANYONE! If you don't have your Amateur Radio Operators License yet, you’ll
be able to take your Amateur Radio Operators License Exams at Quartzfest©
Our Annual Amateur Radio “get together” is called "Quartzfest©" and is open to ALL to attend.
Quartzfest© is not a club, no officers, no budget and no dues..and is absolutely FREE!! During the
week of Quartzfest©, RV's are everywhere across the desert, as far as you can see..every make
and model you can imagine!
There are hundreds of groups that meet in Quartzsite every year in different parts of the desert
who share like interests. Our group, Quartzfest©, started out in 1997 as just a few HAM RV’ers
getting together, camping in their RV's in the middle of the desert..no power, no restrooms, no
running water. Solar Panels and Generators are in use everywhere. If you want to see how well
you're prepared and how long you'll be able to hold out in the event of an emergency or disaster,
"Boondocking" in the desert for a week will show you.
Quartzfest© is similar to a Hamfest but lasts an entire week and is packed full of scheduled Seminars
and Activities. Talks range in topics from Genealogy and Crafts for Non-HAM's to Solar Power and
Battery Information, Technical information for the seasoned HAM, and introductory information for
the new HAM. Also included in the week's activities are VE Amateur Radio License Testing, Antenna
Shoot Out, Antenna Walkabout (touring other HAM's RV Antenna installations), Solar Walkabout,
4x4 Off Road Trip in the Desert, Prospecting, Campfires (some with musical entertainment), night
time movies, Pot Luck dinner, Hootenanny and lot's more!
We Camp on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land which is FREE, but you can only camp there for
14 days at a time.
For more information, drop a note to our Quartzfest* Organizer Kris - KR1SS
or visit us on the web www.quartzfest.org