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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 (email@example.com) or Jeff Hanna WB7RFY (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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
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).
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