Welcome to Yavapai Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club’s (YARC) website.  YARC serves the quad cities area of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley/Paulden, and Dewey/Humboldt.  We are a group that enjoys the diverse aspects of ham radio.  YARC is also an ARRL Special Service Club that is dedicated to public service and emergency preparedness.  YARC is the largest amateur radio club in the state of Arizona with over 300 members.  One of our goals is to enable interested persons to get their FCC amateur radio license and also grow their knowledge and enjoyment of the hobby.  This web site is a place for club members to gather and share information.  Please check back on a regular basis for news and updates.

To the right of this page there is a link to “YARC Presentations – Videos” where you can find YouTube videos of recent club meetings, as well as recent presentations.

The club holds its meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Please join us.  See the link below for directions.


January 19th SSB North America QSO Party at the Club Station

We are planning on operating the club station during the January 19 Single Sideband North America QSO Party, from 1100 to 1500 MST.  This event is open to any interested individual, licensed or not.  Bud Semon N7CW and Frank Bender K8FB will be hosting this event.   For those inexperienced or new to amateur radio, Bud or Frank will show you how to operate the radio and do a simple exchange with radio operators all over North America.  This is a fun, non-intimidating, event that can give you a hands-on introduction to what HF operating is all about.  Come out and join in the fun and also meet other like-minded individuals.

The club station is at 1200 Commerce Drive in Prescott.  GPS will not get you there exactly.  The club station is in the Jeep Posse building, which is directly behind the skating rink at Pioneer Park.  Look for the tower with all of the antennas.


January 3d YARC Meeting Videos

Presentation:  Chasing Grid Squares by Art Jackson KA5DWI

Part 1: https://youtu.be/YCD6UTnZJ10

Part 2: https://youtu.be/RB4H2ndzESA

Part 3: https://youtu.be/Fe4hVc15ppo

February 7th YARC Meeting

The next YARC meeting will be on February 7th, 7 to 9 PM MST at the Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo grounds.  See the link below for map and directions.

This month’s presentation will be by Robert Reister WA6FBA on the new YARC web site Calendar Update.

The club meeting is open to any interested person.

Rodeo Grounds Meeting Location

YARC meets at the Freeman Building at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds

840 Rodeo Drive

Prescott, AZ 86305

Here is a LINK to maps and directions to the Rodeo Grounds meeting place from either Gail Gardner Way or Miller Valley Road

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