Explorer HTQRZ and Gigaparts teamed up and made a big announcement late last week at the Huntsville HamFest. They offer a FREE 5-watt entry-level VHF-UHF handheld for every new licensee, up to 30 days after their successful exam. The radio (Explorer QRZ-1) is apparently made by TYT and it’s also sold by Gigaparts for $60.

Details at New Ham Jumpstart Program - QRZ.com and QRZ Jumpstart GigaParts.com

It is one of the very few initiatives I’ve seen, aimed at incentivizing the growth of our numbers. So let’s all spread the word, encouraging people we know are interested in joining our fold!

The offer expires on October 31, 2022.