Public Service Events

YARC encourages its members to assist our community and prepare for emergencies by participating in public service events.  We also encourage you to become a member of the Yavapai County ARES/RACES organization.  You do not have to be a YARC member or an ARES/RACES member to participate in the public service events.

Don’t worry if you are inexperienced, we will pair you up with someone who is experienced.  Also the large majority of assigned locations are easily reachable with an ordinary vehicle on a paved or hardened dirt road.  Don’t worry if you are concerned that you don’t have adequate radio equipment, as that won’t keep you from being a valuable member of the team.

Frank Bender K8FB ( – Public Service Events Coordinator

Upcoming Public Service Event Communications

2021 YARC Event Schedule…………. YARC is planning on supporting public service events that are scheduled for this year.  The schedule of events is a work in progress.  Fully COVID vaccinated operators, who are qualified, will be assigned to the MARC.  Members assigned to outside stations will be required to wear masks and physically distance according to CDC guidelines.  Public service member participants will be required to sign a yearly WAIVER FORM that also includes general public service event information.

  1. Whiskey Basin Trail Run April 17, 2021 – Contact: Don Sears N7PLL (  This is a two day event, but we are only planning on supporting the first date.
  2. Yarnell Memorial Run June 05, 2021 – Contact: Doug Jarmoth N0DAJ (
  3. Prescott Rodeo ParadeJuly 03, 2021 – Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (  Rodeo Volunteer Application Info
  4. March of Dimes Walk for Babies – September 18, 2021 – Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  5. Skull Valley Loop ChallengeSeptember 19, 2021 – Contact: Terry Schultheiss KG7BAM (
  6. Prescott Rally – September 24-25, 2021, Contact: Bob Thompson KC8BOB  (
  7. Groom Creek Classic – September 25, 2021 (estimated date) Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  8. Chino GrinderMoved to September 25, 2021 – Contact: Bob Thompson KC8BOB  (
  9. Man/ Horse Race October 09, 2021 Contact Frank Bender K8FB (
  10. Whiskey Row MarathonMoved to October 09, 2021 – Contact: John Broughton WB9VGJ (
  11. Whiskey Off Road Bike EventCancelled for 2021 Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (

The following are 2020 Cancellations with 2021 updates pending:

  1. Groom Creek Mountain MayhemCANCELLED – Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (

That is the list as it exists at the moment.  Thank you for participating in YARC Public Service Events

Signing up for Events……

Check your calendars.  Except as noted above, to sign up for any upcoming events you can contact Frank – K8FB at  Signup sheets will also be at the YARC Meetings – they will usually start 2-3 months before the events, so you can see Frank at the meetings.  Also you can go to ARES/RACES, click on “Calendar”, select “Event Application”, and fill out the application for the event you want to sign up for.

Public Service Events: Also See ARES/RACES Calendar