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 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.

To the right of this page there is a link to “YARC Presentations – Videos” where you can find YouTube videos of recent club meetings, as well as recent presentations.

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.


2019 Prescott Hamfest at ERAU is Now History

We had a great hamfest this year.  The weather was great and we had a good turnout.  A special call out to all the YARC members who volunteered to help out at the hamfest.

The grand prize winners are posted on the hamfest website,  www.prescotthamfest.com.  Also posted are several of the presentations that presenters have agreed to share.  Hamfest pictures are posted there for you to browse.

July 22nd and 23d Field Day and YARC Picnic

 On Saturday, beginning at 1100 MST, Field Day operations will begin at the club station at 1200 Commerce Drive (behind the hockey rink at Pioneer Park – look for the tower with all of the antennas).  Come out and operate or find out what amateur radio is all about.  If you are a technician class licensee, you can operate on the HF bands under the supervision of a higher class licensee.  The YARC picnic will begin at 2 PM on Saturday.  Cost is $5 for a BBQ tri-tip beef meal.  Field Day operations run through 1200 on Sunday, June 23d.  This event is open to any interested individual.

July 11th YARC Club Meeting

Because of a scheduling conflict with the Prescott Rodeo, the July YARC meeting is on Thursday, June 11th from 7 to 9 PM at the Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo grounds.  See the link below for a map and directions.

This meeting is open to any interested person.  The program is Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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 beginning a podcast to help answer beginning ham questions.  The Podcast is of to a slow start, but stay tuned.  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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