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.


Friday, March 31 – 7 PM – New/Beginning Ham Session

The next new/beginning ham will be Friday, 7 PM at the Jeep Posse building, 1200 Commerce Drive in Prescott.  GPS will not work to get you exactly there.  The Jeep Posse building is in Pioneer Park directly behind the skating rink.

This week’s program is Baofeng 101 – how to operate your Baofeng hand held.  This program is being presented by Joann Schultheiss KF7WOT.  Bring your Baofeng with you, if you have one.  If you don’t have a Baofeng, this presentation may still be of interest to you, even though Joann won’t be covering other radios.  

If you need your HT programmed, bring it along and Terry Schultheiss KG7BAM should be able to program it for you during the meeting.

This meeting is open to any interested person.

Thursday, April 6 Club Meeting at the Mile High Middle School

The next YARC club meeting is at 7 PM at the Mile High Middle School on Thursday, April 6th.  For directions, see the link below.  This meeting is open to any interested person.

This month’s program will be a presentation on Public Service Event Communications by Frank Bender K8FB.

Prescott Mile High Middle School Meeting Location

Here is a link to the MHMS meeting location directions.