Sun City Arizona
Licensed hams from all over the Grand Canyon State.
check in to our call-in nets on 147.300MHz (+) PL 162.2Hz
9am & 8pm
Club members helped to make this year's "Jamboree On The Air" for scouts, a HUGE success!! From L to R standing: Gary, K8BKB, Alven, WE7I, Bill, W7JZE, Bill's good friend Judy, and Craig, KG7CRW.
Sitting are Bob, KG6EJW, and Team Leader Kristine, KI7GJJ.
Everyone had a great time helping and teaching the scouts all about ham radio. April, KI7GFJ, took pictures and will post them on this website as soon as they are sorted.
Valerie Smith, XYL of Tom Smith, WA0OFO, has graciously volunteered to help coordinate the Fall Picnic. Fred Peters says he will man the grill at Ramadas 8 & 9. Hamburgers, hotdogs, sodas, water, utensils and paper goods will be provided by the club. Please bring a dish to share. Please let Val know by October 26th how many family members you will be bringing, so that the proper amount of food can be purchased.
Val can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Check out the great pictures from last year, under the MORE tab along the top of this page!
We have 70 sirens this year, with only 4 spots left to fill. Click the link below to find out more about getting a good spot, and have a great lunch with other club members!
Briarwood Country Club
We invite you to come and enjoy good food and conversation. The doors open at 6:00 PM. Cost is $30.00 pp with a cash bar and DOOR PRIZES!!. See the Registration form below, or Dave Porta,WA0ZVM, for more info. Forms will also be at the Nov 4 general meeting and need to be turned in by November 25th.
Briarwood Country Club
Danny, KM4HFT, would like to invite West Valley Amateur Radio Club members and their families to his home for a Christmas party. The party begins at 1:00 PM, with a "White Elephant" gift exchange taking place at 2:00 PM. Please bring your favorite Christmas treat to share, and be sure to RSVP by December 1st.
**The White Elephant gift could be anything around the house that you would like to regift or give away. Use your imagination!
Danny's information can be found in the October Short Skip and also on the club roster. Both are located in the "Members Only" section of our website.
ASU Innovation Center
If you haven't taken a class, either this year or last year, click on the link for location and registration information: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/general/skywarn/
ASU Innovation Center
June 22-23, club members got together in the Ham Shack to get on the radio, eat some delicious pulled-pork sandwiches that FD Chairman Fred Peters spent half the night creating, and just to sit and visit. Thanks to John Wood and Fred Peters for the great pictures! Thanks to Wally and Fred for chairing the event, Gloria for all that she does and everyone else who volunteered.
We had members and guests from all over the valley.
This is always a fast-paced, fun event.
Click the button for photos.
Club members tested their radios
and antennas on a chilly over-nighter!
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.
A great time was had by all. We would like to sincerely thank
North County Fire and Medical for the use of their facility.
ARRL is launching a new magazine! I am soooo excited!!
It is called "On The Air", and will be launched January 2020!
"Bimonthly" means once every two months or twice a month, so you tell me! If you become or renew your membership with ARRL, YOU TELL ME how often you receive the "On The Air" magazine.
Get active! Get involved! and Get on the Air!!
Effective November 1st, whether new or renew, you will receive a choice to receive QST or On The Air or both.
The goal of this new magazine is to be a vital resource in helping new and newer radio amateurs get active and involved in radio communications.
I have considered letting my subscription to QST lapse, but maybe this" On The Air" magazine is just what I need!!
This new magazine information comes from an email labeled "The ARRL Letter for October 17, 2019", so keep an eye out for more information.
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 at these two places:
Tuesday lunch is held at:
(Right next to Dollar Tree @ 99th & Greenway)
15472 N. 99th Ave. Ste 5
Sun City AZ 85351
Check it out and be there about 12:30 PM.
Hole ' N One Every Friday at 11:30 AM
13573 W. Camino Del Sol
Sun City West, AZ 85375