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

2022 YARC Event Schedule…………. YARC is planning on supporting public service events that are scheduled for this year.    Public service member participants will be required to fill out a yearly WAIVER FORM that also includes general public service event information.

  1. Whiskey Basin Trail Run April 23, 2022 – Contact: Don Sears N7PLL (  This is a two day event, but we are currently only planning on supporting the April 23rd date.
  2. Whiskey Off Road Bike EventApril 29 and 30, 2022.  We are not supporting Sunday, May 1st. Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  3. Groom Creek Mountain MayhemMay 07, 2022 Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  4. Yarnell Memorial Run June 04, 2022 – Contact: Doug Jarmoth N0DAJ (
  5. Prescott Rodeo ParadeJuly 02, 2022 –  Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  6. Skull Valley Loop Challenge – Permanently Cancelled
  7. Groom Creek ClassicSeptember 24, 2022 – Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  8. Chino GrinderSeptember 24, 2022 – Contact: Don Sears N7PLL (
  9. Whiskey Row MarathonOctober 8, 2022 – Contact: John Broughton WB9VGJ (

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