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.  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.

Note:  If you are a YARC member and are unable to log into your Members account, or if you have changed any personal roster information, contact the club treasurer (treasurer@w7yrc.org).

The club holds its meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the Prescott Mile High Middle School. Please join us.  See the link below for directions.


Practice Technician License Exam – August 24

David Hanson W7BJ will be conducting practice Technician License Exams on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 PM.  Tests will be similar to the ones that are given in the actual exam.

Actual license examinations for all license classes will be given on Saturday, August 27, 9 AM at the Jeep Posse building.  Bring an FRN number (www.FCC.gov), $15 and a photo ID.

The Jeep Posse building is located at 1200 Commerce Drive in Prescott, behind the skating rink at Pioneer Park.

Prescott Mile High Middle School Meeting Location

Here is a link to the MHMS meeting location directions.

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 — H.R.1301 in the US House of Representative and S 1685 in the US Senate

This act would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions.  Send letters to your congressman and senators urging support of these bills.  Send a letter to your representative using this link – it only takes a minute to send an electronic letter.

Go to this link for further information and sample letters.  Here is another link on the matter – Congress.