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.

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.


December 3 Meeting – 7 PM at Mile High Middle School

Meeting Program: Art Jackson KA5DWI will be presenting “Having Fun with VHF/UHF Propagation”.  We will also be discussing and voting on the authorization by the membership of $500 for prizes for the YARC 25th Anniversary Party on January 23, 2016.

Prescott Mile High Middle School Meeting Location

Here is a link to the MHMS meeting location directions.

YARC 25th Anniversary Party Major Prize Expenditure Request

The YARC Board of Directors has made a recommendation to the membership to authorize the expenditure of $500 for prizes to be awarded at YARC Party on January 23, 2016.  We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of YARC.  The major expenditure request form follows and will be discussed and voted on at the December 3 membership meeting.

440 MHz Repeater Frequencies Assigned

The ARCA repeater council has given YARC conditional approval to install a repeater on Mt. Union to transmit on 447.650 MHz and receive on 442.650 MHz.  The plan is to use PL tone of 100 Hz.  Pete K6VVR hopes to be able to get the repeater installed as soon as possible, with the weather on Mt. Union being the limiting factor.

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