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.

Need help? We have an Elmer Group Site Survey Form that can help you get your station set up and antenna installed. Download this form, fill it out and send this filled out form to ask.elmer@w7yrc.org  and we will schedule a visit to come out and do a site survey.

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.


December Club Meeting 

Our next meeting will be another Zoom Meeting Thursday, December 3rd. You will be getting an email with the Zoom Meeting details to your last known email address. If your email has changed go to Membership and update your email address.

December Foxhunt is on a Saturday, don’t miss the fun. !!

We always have plenty of room for ride alongs. It is Saturday, December 5th, 1PM, One AZ Credit Union Bank,1335 Gail Gardner Way Prescott, AZ 86305. Here’s reports and pictures for past Foxhunts LINK

YARC Everyday FM Net 1PM

We now have a afternoon Net every day except Saturday & Sunday at 1PM on our linked club repeaters 146.880 – 100Hz and 447.650 – 100Hz. AllStar node 502370 and Echolink W7YRC-R.  Link

YARC Wednesday Night FM Net

Starting August 5th our YARC Wednesday night 7PM Net will be on our linked club repeaters 146.880 – 100Hz and 447.650 – 100Hz. AllStar node 502370 and Echolink W7YRC-R.  Link

NRA Birthday Special Event – FUN!!

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club is planning to operate a special event station November 17, 2020, in celebration of the NRA’s 149th birthday.  NRA Event

SSB HF Sprint – FUN !!!

Join us September 19, 2020 for 4 hours of HF fun! How many HF contacts can you make in 4 hours? Noon to 4PM.   Application and Rules at this link. SSB Sprint

SWR? – Feedline – Antennae

Here’s an old video that is very good. Wave analysis with a mechanical wave machine.  https://youtu.be/DovunOxlY1k

FCC Amateur Radio License Testing

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

2020 and 2021 Prescott Hamfest has been cancelled due to loss of venue.

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

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the threat to the health of our members, we are not participating in any public service events this year.

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.

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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