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 over 300 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.

The club holds its meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Please join us.  See the link below for directions.

The 2018 Prescott Hamfest at ERAU, co-sponsored by the Eagle Amateur Radio Club at ERAU, YARC, and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA) is scheduled for June 1st and 2nd, 2018.  Go to www.prescotthamfest.com for details.


March 16 – Club Station Open House

The Club Station will be open at 7 PM for HF operation and tutoring. Operate the club station in a non-intimidating environment.  This activity is targeted to the beginner or inexperienced ham and is open to any interested person.  Contact Art Protas KG6AY (kg6ay@protas.org).  Art will be on site.  The club station is at the Jeep Posse building on Commerce Drive, behind the skating rink at Pioneer Park.  Look for the tower with lots of antennas.

March 24 and 25 CQ WW WPX SSB Contest – Operation Cancelled

The Jeep Posse needed the building for another training session on March 24 and 25, so the planned operating session at the club station is cancelled.

Hamfest Logo Contest

Develop a logo for the Prescott Hamfest and you could win a lifetime pass to the Prescott Hamfest.  The contest runs through April 5th.  Go to this LINK for details.

New Meeting Place Effective March 01, 2018

Beginning March 1st, YARC will be meeting at the Freeman Building at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds

840 Rodeo Drive

Prescott, AZ 86305

See the link below for maps and directions to the Rodeo.

Prescott Rodeo Meeting Location

Here is a LINK to maps and directions to the new Rodeo Grounds meeting place from either Gail Gardner Way or Miller Valley Road

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