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 one of the largest amateur radio clubs in the state of Arizona with about 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.

Here is a link to Meeting Videos where you can find YouTube videos of recent club meetings, as well as recent presentations.

The Signal Newsletters can be found at  Signal Newsletter.

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.


Parade Volunteers are not needed !!

Yavapai Amateur Radio Club will not be helping the Prescott Rodeo Parade this year because of health concerns.

July Foxhunt is on, don’t miss the fun.

We always have plenty of room for a ride along. Driving and navigating at the same time is not desirable :), so come ride along. It is Sunday July 5th, 1PM, One AZ Credit Union Bank,1335 Gail Gardner Way Prescott, AZ 86305

The last monthly foxhunt was held Saturday, June 6th. A report is at this LINK

FCC Amateur Radio License Testing

Here’s the schedules for 2020. Check it out at this “LINK”

Prescott Rodeo volunteers needed !!

Join the fun June 29th to July 5th, the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club will be helping the Prescott Rodeo. As a volunteer you get great benefits, check it out. Please turn in your volunteer applications soon and make sure your application includes “YARC Volunteer” somewhere on it. Application and Handbook are at the Rodeo Web Site

2020 Prescott Hamfest has been cancelled due to loss of venue.

Here’s the 2020 “LINK” giving additional information.

ALERT!!!! Some of our public service events have been postponed or cancelled. Sign up for a public service event!

Go to this link to find how to get involved LINK

2020 Field Day has been CANCELLED

Field Day will be June 27th & 28th and it will be offsite camping! This is a fantastic location secured by Ray KI7COM and Joe KG6IDN. Randy W6TYV is the chairman with a lot of fun stuff planned. Check it out at this LINK

Need Help or Want to Know More About Amateur Radio?

Dave Erlach W7VSX (w7vsx@w7yrc.org) can connect you with someone who is willing to answer your questions and guide you on your journey through ham radio.

2 Meter Challenge was in April

During the month of April 2020, from April 1st through April 30, the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club hosted a contact challenge on 2 Meter FM Simplex. Check it out at this “LINK”

ARRL “So Now What” Podcast for Beginning Hams

The ARRL is doing a bi-weekly podcast to help answer beginning ham questions.  Here is a link to the podcast archive where you can also ask questions.

Rodeo Grounds Meeting Location

YARC meets at the Freeman Building at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds

840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305

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

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