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.


Technician classes start this month, Saturday, Feb 22nd and 29th. Register at   “Registration”.

Here’s the 2020 class  “Schedule”.

FCC Amateur Radio License Testing

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

ALERT!!!!! Reserve Now!!! Annual YARC Banquet March 28, 2020

We are financially subsidizing this event and need to committ to a attendance number. Please reserve, by your ticket now at “Store” This is going to be a fantastic get together this year. The food will include your choice when you get there of Prime Rib or Salmon or Chicken or all of them plus much more. Check it out at this “LINK”

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

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

Next Foxhunt is Saturday, March 7th

The last monthly foxhunt was held Sunday, February 9th. A report is at this LINK

Don’t miss out on the FUN. 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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