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 us at https://hamclubonline.com

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.



YARC Meeting Zoom Link is here>   Zoom Link

Our Club Radio Shack Open House 1st Friday every month 6PM

We have a really awesome Radio Shack that you can use. Check it out Club Station.

Monthly 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 at 7PM. Map Link

“NRA 152nd Birthday” On the air Celebration at Gunsite

We are doing a special event station November 17, 2023, in celebration of the NRA’s 152nd birthday. The special event station will operate from Gunsite Academy’s 2,000-acre campus in Paulden, AZ, north of Prescott.  Here is a link for more information

Membership Annual Dues pay or Join link.

  Here’s a quick link to dues pay link> http://hamclubonline.com/ .


What is Amateur Radio?

  Here’s a quick link to  What is HAM radio?. Here’s our local classes Local Classes    . 

ARRL Grant Approved.

Yavapai Amateur Radio Club has been awarded a significant grant to further the development of our Youth Amateur Radio Club created by Heather W8GEM and David K1AN.  Go to this link to find out more LINK

Public Service 2023 Events.

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

Foxhunt is monthly, don’t miss the fun !!

We always have plenty of room for a ride along. It is usually the first Saturday of every month at 1PM. Foxhunt will start at Hobby Lobby parking lot in Prescott Valley. One AZ Credit Union Bank, 1335 Gail Gardner Way Prescott, AZ 86305. Here’s reports and pictures for past Foxhunts LINK


Need Help or Want to Know More About Amateur Radio?

Steve Stock WA0A (mentor@w7yrc.org) can connect you with someone who is willing to answer your questions and guide you on your journey through ham radio.

FCC Amateur Radio License Testing

Here’s the schedules for 2023. Check it out at this “LINK”

ARCA – Amateur Radio Council of Arizona.

Here’s a link for ARCA. Lots of great information about Amateur Radio in Arizona.


Mondays “Lunch Bunch” FM Net at 12 noon

Wednesday Night FM Net 7PM

Monday Night 2M SSB Net 7PM

Thursday Night 10M SSB Net 7PM

Friday Night 6M SSB Simplex Net 7PM

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

Bar-B-Q Meeting

Yavapai Amateur Radio Club appreciates its volunteer members and put on a catered dinner by Colt Bar-B-Q at our December 2022 meeting. It was great!  Go to this link to find out more LINK

2023 Field Day was June 24th.

YARC participated in the 2023 ARRL Field Day at the Jeep Posse building in Pioneer Park at 1200 Commerce Dr, Prescott, AZ.

Here’s the 2023 “LINK” giving additional information.

Granite Mountain HotShots Memorial Special Event June 30th.


  Here’s a quick link to more information> Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Event .

2023 Prescott Hamfest was May 13th.

Here’s the  “LINK” to Prescott Hamfest website.

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