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.


2016 Field Day and Club Picnic A Success

We had a great Field Day and club picnic.  With visitors, operators, and picnickers, there were 85 – 90 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.  Field Day unofficial results will be posted soon.

2016 Prescott Hamfest at ERAU Pictures and Video

Pictures of the hamfest can be found by going to the menu and selecting “Prescott Hamfest at ERAU” and then selecting “Hamfest Pictures”.

The video of pictures produced by Chuck Zappala, KE7SA can be found under “Prescott Hamfest at ERAU”.  Then select “Hamfest Video”.

Thanks to Mike Belanger W1DGL, Dottie Akers KG7RGG, Chuck Zappala KE7SA, and Dixie Zappala N7OYY for taking and contributing these photos.

2016 Prescott Hamfest at ERAU Grand Prize Winners:

  1. Yaesu FTM-100DR        Gary Bender               WS5N
  2. Yaesu FT1XD               Ken Severance           WA6AQK
  3. B-Tech UV2501-220     Ken Severance           WA6AQK

 Send likes/ didn’t likes about the hamfest to hamfest co-chairs Bill W7PVA (w7pva@arrl.net) and Chuck KE7SA (czappala@cableone.net).

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.