Welcome to Yavapai Amateur Radio Club

LINKWelcome 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 over 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 maintained by Dick Hughes, W6CCD can be found at this LINK.

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.


No September YARC Club Meeting

There will be no YARC Club Meeting on Thursday, September 5th.  The next club meeting will be on Thursday, October 3d, 7 PM at the Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo grounds.  See the link below for directions.

This meeting is open to any interested person.

NRA Birthday Special Event November 17, 2019

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) of Prescott, AZ, is planning to operate a special event station November 17, 2019, in celebration of the NRA’s 148th birthday. More information at this LINK

September 2019 Foxhunt

The monthly foxhunt was held Saturday, September 7th. This was one of the best attended foxhunts we’ve ever had. Report at this LINK

Field Day and YARC Picnic Photos

 Go to this LINK to view some photos of the YARC Picnic and Field Day on Saturday, June 22nd.

2019 Prescott Hamfest at ERAU is Now History

We had a great hamfest this year.  The weather was great and we had a good turnout.  A special call out to all the YARC members who volunteered to help out at the hamfest.

The grand prize winners are posted on the hamfest website,  www.prescotthamfest.com.  Also posted are several of the presentations that presenters have agreed to share.  Hamfest pictures are posted there for you to browse.

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 beginning a podcast to help answer beginning ham questions.  The Podcast is of to a slow start, but stay tuned.  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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