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.


Announcements

 

YARC Breakfast Get Together – Thursday July 21

This month’s breakfast get together will be at the Back Burner Restaurant in Prescott Valley at 8 AM on Thursday, July 21.  This get together is open to all interested persons.  For more information, go to the Calendar on this web site.  Contact: Don Bauer WB7TPH (wb7tph@w7yrc.org) or Jeff Hanna WB7RFY (jeff668@commspeed.net).

FCC Licensing Software Glitch Resolved as of 7/14/16

Don Bauer WB7TPH has reported that the recent software glitch that prevented the FCC from processing amateur licenses is now resolved.  See the details by clicking this link URL.  All licenses from recent YARC VEC exams have been issued by the FCC, as of 7/15/2016.

2016 Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Operating Event

Doug Freeman KV8TD led the special operating event honoring the 19 fallen Prescott fire fighters in 2013 on June 30.  Special Event station N7GMH was operated from the club station and also at several home stations.  Several hundred contacts were made.  Go to the Menu, select “Events” and then select “Granite Mountain Hotshots (N7GMH)” to see some pictures of the operation at the club station.  Participants included:

KV8TD – Doug Freeman

WB7TPH – Don Bauer

KJ6KMK – Kathy Laing

KF7OTB – Vince Carr

KG6AY – Art Protas

K7POF – Bob Sitterly

W7DWS – Dean Sheeley

KI6AHH – Tony Jackson

K7PRS – John Laing

KF7GC – Tom Ivan and

W7PVA – Bill Noe

2016 Field Day and Club Picnic A Success

We had a great Field Day and club picnic.  With visitors, operators, and picnickers, there were approximately 99 attendees.  The beef tri-tip barbecue prepared by Terry Schultheiss KG7BAM was awesome and drew a lot of positive comments.  Thanks to Terry and Jo (KF7WOT) for all the hard work in making the picnic a success.  Here is a link to the pictures, most of which were taken by Art Protas KG6AY.  Conditions were not good this year, 2016 Field Day results have been submitted.  There were 369 QSOs and 2,248 points (unofficial).

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.