Quartzfest Welcome Center


2019 Quartzfest Campout

Attending Members

Last Name Name (Call) Spouse (Call) FMCA No.
Dugan Dennis (WA0YPC) Janet F465788
Myers Chuck (KW5I) Anne (KD5TNA) F141463
Selph Bill (KW4FD) Diane (KC4DCS) F441185
Lenocker Tracy (WM6T) Jodi (WA6JL) F459737
Wright Les (AA7YC) Carole (KB7VWA) F274078











Come to Quartzfest for a fun time in the desert.  This is an informal campout with no formal agenda for the FMCA-ARC group.  Everyone is on their own but this is a good way to meet other members of our group.  The listing above is known members attending this event.  Send an email to Dennis Dugan to get your name added to the list.  Hope to see several members at the event!

Talk in on 146.55 simplex.

Welcome center GPS coordinates:  33.58550 N, -114.22238 W


This event is an ARRL© Specialty Convention.

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Following is the Flyer for the event:

HAM RADIO Operator RV’ers/Tenters...

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 20th thru 26th of 2019 (make sure you add these important dates to your 2019 calendar)
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©
Cost? FREE!!!!

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: