Quartz-Pause has come and gone and was it ever fun. Lyn and I got to take it easy this year. We spent lots of time sitting under our awning visiting with folks when they dropped by. The weather wasn’t bad either. It was sunny most days but did rain on us one day and the wind wasn’t really bad during the week. Weather for our off-road trip was beautiful and in the mid 70’s.
What did we do during the week? Well, we had to move our storage shed and had plenty off help with that. A big thanks to Neil for coordinating the move.
Activities during the week included two separate socially distanced and masked VE exam sessions, Cast Iron Cooking, our aforementioned off-road trip of 25 vehicles led again by Frank KB7IQ, talks by ARRL representatives Rick Paquette W7RAP Arizona Section Manager and Dick Norton N6AA Southwestern Division Director and our annual Yard Sale/Swap Meet.
Total attending…we only took attendance over the air of licensed hams…169. If we counted significant others, partners and friends, we probably had 250-270 in attendance.
Next year’s Quartzfest will be our 25th anniversary. Dates for next year will be January 23rd – 29th 2022.
73 for now,
Kris KR1SS and Lyn KJ7DSE
This coming January's Quartzfest, which would have been our 25th annual Quartzfest, has been put on “pause” due to Covid 19. However that doesn't mean that no one will be attending “Quartz-Pause’ at our typical area at the Roadrunner BLM. Lyn and I will be there in our usual camping spot to socialize while social distancing. So, keep the dates January 17th to 23rdon your winter travel calendar to attend “Quartz-Pause” with us.
What will you be able to do while there? Well, plenty:
Morning walks, in-town rock and minerals looking and enjoying the RV show and swap meet booths, kite flying, gold panning and metal detecting, geocaching, 4 wheelin' "all on your own". Yes, we'll have a daily (morning) net to hear from you of what you've been up to and what you have for the days plans if they can include others.
Quartzfest 2022 will be our next scheduled Quartzfest and it will be held from January 23rd to 29th of 2022.
Put both Quartz-Pause from January 17th to 23rd 2021 and Quartzfest 2022 from January 23rd to 29th 2022 on your winter schedules.
See you in January,
Kris and Lyn