Sun City Arizona

Welcome To WestValleyARC in Sun City Az.

Licensed hams from all over the sunshine state of Arizona

check in to our call-in nets on 147.300MHz (+) PL 162.2Hz

9am & 8pm

Maricopa County Emergency Communications Group


MCECG Events:

Check this link for upcoming events:


April 27-AUXCOMM Interest-TBD

April 27-Pat's Run-Sun Devil Stadium at ASU and Tempe Town Lake

April 27-Zane Grey 50 Highline Trail Run-Payson Mogollan Rim

CERT Classes For Surprise Residents

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department will be offering a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training for residents interested in volunteering in an emergency or disaster situation. Classes begin May 7th, with completion on May 18th.  Click the button below to FIND OUT MORE.  You can register by calling the Surprise Fire-Medical Department at 623-222-5000.

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Past Events

2019 Annual Auction-Feb 4th

We had members and guests from all over the valley.

This is always a fast-paced, fun event.  

Click the green button for photos.


2019 Winter Field Day

Club members tested their radios

and antennas on a chilly over-nighter!

January 26-27

Holiday Luncheon-December 3

Catered by Oregano's Restaurant, the lasagna was yummy, with apple pie

and pecan pie for dessert, a good time was had by all who attended. 

Holiday Luncheon

2018 Field Day-June 23-24th

A great time was had by all.  We would like to sincerely thank 

North County Fire and Medical for the use of their facility.  

2018 Summer Field Day


2019 ARRL Field Day is June 22-23 

Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.

2019 Field Day results will appear in December QST.


Want to see what 2019 Field Day is all about?  Watch our Field Day Public Service Announcement or view what several groups uploaded to Youtube from their 2018 Field Day activities.


Special Event Stations

Looking for Special Event Stations?  It can be a lot of fun. Check this out and see if anything interests you. Sometimes they are challenging  and that is part of the fun.

Special Event Stations

Palo Verde Siren Test


Palo Verde Siren Test

8am - 1pm

Buckeye Airport

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Palo Verde Siren Test

The Annual Palo Verde Siren Test is a great time for one and all,  and is helpful for our community. 

A group of hams from all over the  state, take part in the annual testing of the sirens surrounding the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.  APS always does a great job with this event!

8am - 1pm

Buckeye Airport



WVARC Meets At Three Locations:

We would love to have you join our ham radio club in Surprise for Breakfast:

Lou's Tivoli Gardens   Every Thursday at 7 AM
          12535 W. Bell Road
          Surprise, AZ  85374

OR lunch:
JB's Family Restaurant    Every Tuesday at 1 PM
           9889 W Bell Rd.
          Sun City, AZ  85351

Hole ' N One    Every Friday at 11:30 AM
          13573 W. Camino Del Sol
          Sun City West, AZ  85375 

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