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

2023 Tentative 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 one-time WAIVER FORM that also includes general public service event general information.  The Waiver Form can be downloaded and updated on your computer.  You do not have to sign the form.  Email the completed form to the person listed at the bottom of the page or the person organizing your event.

  1. Whiskey Basin Trail Run April 13, 2024 – Contact: Don Sears N7PLL 3(
  2. Whiskey Off Road Bike EventApril 26, 27 and 28, 2024.  Contact: Frank Bender K8FB ( –
  3. Groom Creek Mountain Mayhem – CANCELLED for 2024
  4. Yarnell Memorial Run June 08, 2024 – Contact: Linda Brockwell KG7IKT (
  5. Prescott Rodeo ParadeJuly 06, 2024 –  Contact: John Snedden KT7P (
  6. Prescott Road Rally: September 20 – 21 – Contact: Don Sears N7PLL (
  7. Groom Creek Classic September 21, 2024 – Contact: Frank Bender K8FB (
  8. Chino GrinderSeptember 28, 2024 – Contact: Don Sears N7PLL (
  9. Whiskey Row MarathonOctober 12, 2024 –Contact: John Snedden KT7P (

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