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 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.


October 13 Club Station Open House

There will be a YARC club station open house on Sunday, October 13 from 1000 to 1400 MST. We will be operating in the Arizona QSO Party on HF, a casual operating event. Come out and take a tour of the club station, operate the station, or observe the fun. The club station is in the Jeep Posse building at 1200 Commerce Drive in Prescott. GPS will not get you there. The club station is behind the skating rink (directly on Commerce Drive) in Pioneer Park. Look for the tower with all of the antennas. GPS coordinates for the building are N 34 36.704 W 112 27.808.

This event is a great way for new or inexperienced hams, and even unlicensed persons to get exposure to HF operations. This event is open to any interested person. Hope to see you at this event.

Exciting 2020 Field Day News !!!!!

Field Day will be June 27th & 28th and it will be offsite camping! This is a fantastic location secured and set up by  Ray KI7COM and Joe KG6IDN. Check it out at this LINK

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

Next Foxhunt is October 6th

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

2019 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.

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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