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.  YARC is the largest amateur radio club in the state of Arizona with approximately 280 members.  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.


On June 30  we will again be operating as N7GMH in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots from the Club Station from 0900 until 1700. 
In addition, club members are encouraged to operate from their home stations as well, with the caveat that home station operation be coordinated with KV8TD in real time at 928 273 2887 or pre-event at w6nhx@aol.com to prevent having more than one station on a band at any one time. I will maintain a real time schedule, but please contact me ahead of time if possible with your desired operating period.
Home station operation is further encouraged outside of the 0900 / 1700 time period. Please send your logs to Don, WB7TPH who again this year will be our QSL manager, and please keep the logs in GMT time. 

I aplogize, the link to Mike Belanger’s W1DGL hamfest photos in the July Signal is incorrect.  You can see his photos by going to this LINK.   73 – Frank Bender K8FB

We had a very successful hamfest on June 9th and 10th.  Many thanks go out to all the members of the Hamfest committee and also to the many YARC members who came out and volunteered at the hamfest.   You can see the grand prize winners on the home page at www.prescotthamfest.com.  Mike Belanger W1DGL has posted his hamfest photos at this LINK.   Dottie Akers WF7DS has posted her hamfest photos at this LINK.  Dottie has included some photos of the ANSR balloon launch preparation and the launch itself on Saturday, June 10th.  The launch had to be moved from the hamfest location because predictions showed that it would probably land in an inaccessible location.

Field Day is June 24 and 25 at the Jeep Posse building on Commerce Drive in Prescott.  We will have two stations running, plus a Get on The Air Station (GOTA).  Come out  and operate or log.  Our club picnic will be on Saturday afternoon, June 24.  The picnic will begin around 3 PM.  Because Terry Schultheiss KG7BAM is again preparing beef tri-tip barbecue, the cost of the meal is $5.  You can pay for your picnic meal by going to “Join Us” and then select “Shopping Cart” to pay using PayPal, or you can pay at the picnic itself.   If you plan on paying at the picnic, please let Joann Schultheiss KF7WOT (joann@ssofaz.com) know how many are planning to come so that she and Terry can plan to have enough food for everyone.


Prescott Mile High Middle School Meeting Location

Here is a link to the MHMS meeting location directions.

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