QRZ.com announced the QRZ New Ham Jumpstart, a program that will help new hams get on
the air faster than ever. The program, which is jointly sponsored by QRZ and GigaParts, will provide a
FREE, New Ham Welcome Package to eligible applicants. Among the goodies in the first edition of the
Welcome Package, includes a brand-new dual-band handheld transceiver, the Explorer QRZ-1,
along with a host of other sponsor-supplied goodies.

Purpose of the Jumpstart Program
This program is designed to promote amateur radio to the masses, helping to eliminate a possible
barrier to entry by providing new hams with their first radio. The Jumpstart program will provide the
QRZ-1 radio to new hams who meet eligibility requirements. No purchase or subscription of any kind is
necessary. The welcome package is FREE to those who qualify.

The QRZ-1 is a brand-new, entry-level, dual-band ham radio transceiver that has been custom
manufactured for QRZ and GigaParts and is available for sale at GigaParts. QRZ worked with an
established radio manufacturer to make a special edition radio just for new hams. QRZ involvement was
much more than a re-labeling of an existing product, because several important improvements have
been made. For starters, the radio firmware has been modified to make user interaction straightforward
and easy to understand. In addition, the user manual was rewritten in English (not simply translated) so
that new hams may grasp its operating concepts clearly.

New hams who have just obtained their first license from the FCC may apply for a welcome package.
Applicants must apply within 30 days of the license grant date per the FCC records.

The eligible ham must have a QRZ user account and be able to log in and apply for the award. Certain
types of identification, including a photo ID, will be required. This information is not shared or
exchanged with any party and is used only to validate eligibility under this program. Additional shipping
charges may apply when shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states.

This program is available exclusively to USA licensed amateur radio operators.

You Can Donate It
Some new hams may not need a new, entry-level radio and might instead enjoy a full year of a QRZ
Premium subscription. If you opt for this choice, you will make the radio available for another newcomer
and help us extend the program into the future. It’s an easy way to “pay it forward” that others will

Limited Time Offer
The program ends on October 31, 2022. If you are or about to become eligible, please keep this in mind.
In all cases, the New Ham Welcome Packages are subject to availability and therefore the program may
end earlier than expected. QRZ assumes no responsibility for the failure to deliver New Ham Welcome
Packages, even if an application was granted. The packages have no cash value and may not be
redeemed or exchanged for other QRZ products and/or services. QRZ may, at its sole discretion and at
any time, change the contents of the package.

Signup Instructions
We will begin accepting welcome package applications on August 19, 2022 at www.qrz.com/jumpstart