Welcome to Yavapai Amateur Radio Club

In Memory of Sam Prather, K7SCP (SK)

It is with great sadness and still some disbelief that on Saturday, July 9th, 2022, Sam Prather, K7SCP, became a Silent Key. Sam was our Treasurer and was himself a great treasure. Sam was a big asset to YARC not only as our Treasurer, but as a big cheerleader for the Elmer and Mentor crews, who he considered some of YARC’s best public relations assets. He was a positive force behind our move to get the youth involved in amateur radio, our involvement in the schools, and public service. He was always a positive and insightful Board of Directors participant.

Sam was a story teller who could spin just about anything into an adventurous epic with numerous side trips and still keep the story-line on track. His love of history and the true American way of life made him a patriot extraordinaire. You didn’t just have a conversation with Sam. It always seemed to be more of a learning adventure via his ability to share historical and factual data and at the same time “learn you something new” with his wisdom and humor. I am truly going to miss that.

Please keep Sam’s wife, Patricia in your thoughts and prayers as she works through this difficult time of great loss.




YARC President

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 7:30pmZoom Link

Breakout Tech Zoom Link

Special & Club Meetings – Zoom Link

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

Membership Annual Dues pay link.

  Here’s a quick link to our STORE page.

Public Service 2022 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 on a Saturday, don’t miss the fun. !!

We always have plenty of room for a ride along. It is Saturday, September 3rd, 1PM, One AZ Credit Union Bank, 1335 Gail Gardner WayPrescott, AZ 86305. Here’s reports and pictures for past Foxhunts LINK

ARCA – Amateur Radio Council of Arizona.

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


Everyday “1300” FM Net 1PM

Wednesday Night FM Net 7PM

Friday Night 6 meter FM Net 6:30PM

Saturday Coffee FM Net 9AM

Here is the link for more information  Link

2022 Field Day and Club Picnic, was June 25th.

YARC participated in the 2022 ARRL Field Day at the Jeep Posse building in Pioneer Park at 1200 Commerce Dr, Prescott, AZ. Here’s the 2022 “LINK” giving additional information.

2022 Prescott Hamfest was May 14th, thanks it was a success!

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

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 2022. Check it out at this “LINK”

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. Club Station

Our Club Radio Shack

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

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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