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 JOIN OUR CLUB

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.


Zoom Meeting Links

Slow code Monday nights 7:30pm Zoom Link

Breakout Tech 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7PM Zoom Link

Club Meeting – First Thursday of the month 7PM Zoom Link

December Club Meeting 

Our next meeting will be in the Freeman Building at the Prescott Rodeo grounds. Our meetings are on the first Thursday of the month. You will be getting an email with the Zoom Meeting details to your last known email address. You can also use the CLUB MEETING link above. If your email has changed go to Members and update your email address.

YARC Dinner Party December 2nd

Party time and BBQ Dinner at the Freeman Building, on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds (where our monthly meetings are) at 5pm. Here’s the menu; BBQ Chicken & Tri-Tip, Pasta Salad, Mac & Cheese, Garden Salad, Soft Drinks, Coffee and Desert. Reservation only. Price is $15 each in advance by November 26th. No walk-ins allowed. Pay on line at the Store Menu on our club website at  www.w7yrc.org/ store by November 26th.

Membership Annual Dues pay link.

  Here’s a quick link to our STORE page.  LINK

Public Service Events for 2021 are done.

YARC encourages its members to assist our community and prepare for emergencies by participating in public service events. Go to this link to find how to get involved LINK

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

We always have plenty of room for a ride along. It is Saturday, December 4th, 1PM, One AZ Credit Union Bank, 1335 Gail Gardner Way Prescott, AZ 86305. Here’s reports and pictures for past Foxhunts LINK

NRA 150th BD event is back to Gunsite November 17th

This event is back to Gunsite in Pauldin, AZ. We are having a special event radio station party at the Gunsite Academy in Pauldin November 17th. Come join the fun.  LINK


Everyday “1300” FM Net 1PM

Wednesday Night FM Net 7PM

Friday Night 6 meter FM Net 8PM

Saturday Coffee FM Net 9AM

Here is the link for more information  Link

ARISS Contacts by local students

YARC sponsored ARISS contact with local students as the operators. David K1AN and Heather W8GEM, along with YARC members have a great youth project to be involved in. Project Briefing   Application and Educational Plan   Equipment Plan

FCC Amateur Radio License Testing

Here’s the schedules for 2021. Check it out at this “LINK”

2022 Prescott Hamfest is in it’s planing stages.

Here’s the 2022 “LINK” giving additional information.

Need Help or Want to Know More About Amateur Radio?

Dave Erlach N5MB (mentor@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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