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.


Announcements

ALERT!!!! All Club gatherings have been CANCELLED until further notice.

LETS HAVE SOME FUN on a 2 Meter Challenge !!!!!

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

FCC Amateur Radio License Testing

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

ALERT!!!!! Annual YARC Banquet CANCELLED March 28, 2020


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

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

Foxhunts for April & May have been CANCELLED

The last monthly foxhunt was held Saturday, March 7th. A report is at this LINK

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

Exciting 2020 Field Day News !!!!!

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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