Sun City Arizona

Ham Of The Month-February

Krissy Larson, KI7GJJ

Chairing our biggest event of the year is not easy, but Krissy was able to pull it off.  February 3rd was a lot of fun and Krissy made the Annual Auction Chairman position look easy. (See pictures below in Past Events)  Krissy is doing a great job as the club's Membership Director and steps up to offer help with many projects.  Congratulations Krissy, on a job well done!  

Frosty, NQ1S, made a great choice!




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Club Picnic + In-House EmComm Drill

11am - 3pm

Beardsley Park-Ramadas 8 and 9

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Club Picnic + In-House EmComm Drill

Here is a picnic email from Gloria, W7GAP, to all of our club members.

Also happening that day:

WVARC is having a Mock Emergency Exercise at o...

Event Details

11am - 3pm

Beardsley Park-Ramadas 8 and 9


Simplex in the Park

7am - Noon

Beardsley Park-Ramada 10

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Simplex in the Park

We will be having another Simplex event.  This event will be both Analog and Digital, so bring your hand-held or your mobile radio (along wi...

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7am - Noon

Beardsley Park-Ramada 10

Maricopa County Emergency Communications Group


MCECG Events:

Check this link for upcoming events and information:

Also check out the Arizona Emergency Net-Maricopa website:

  • February 22-JROTC Orienteering-Sophies Flat
  • March 7-Mesquite Canyon-Waddell


Thank You to ADAW, for providing this information.  Check out their website:

West Valley ARC is on this list of flyers!

(Feb)HamfestFlyers_Reduced (pdf)


Past Events

2020 Annual Auction- February 3rd

I don't know about you, but I had a GREAT time!  You missed a lot of neat ham gear, if you missed our auction.  We had vintage radios, all the way up to brand-new-never-been-out-of-the-box radios.  We had plenty of estate sale items, Field Day hats, mugs and you name it!

This year, we had such a great group of volunteers, and our February Ham of the Month, Krissy Larson, KI7GJJ, did an excellent job as chairperson.  Thanks again to everyone who volunteered!

2019 Holiday Banquet-December 1st

This was a great way to end the year!  We had a very nice dinner, Bill, KA2KHV, "tickled the ivories" fantastic as usual!  We were sweetly serenaded by Dave, WA0ZVM, as he convinced others to join him in song, and the ladies did a wonderful job with the handing out of great door prizes!  Some members went to HRO for Christmas!

2019 Palo Verde Siren Test-November 13

A big thank you goes out to all involved with this event!  The sirens 

were tested twice, the food was great and this year the Emergency 

Alert System on our phone was tested.  Always a good time, 

visiting with hams I haven't seen for awhile.  I encourage new hams 

to check this out next November!

2019 Picnic in the Park-November 2

The weather couldn't have been more pleasant!  Rich, W7MDQ, did a head count and came up with about 50 attendees.  The burgers and brats were done to perfection!  A big "Thank You" to all who made this day a success!  We even had a couple of Fox Hunts thrown in for good measure!  Some photos were taken by Bill, W7JZE, and Doug, K9RZ.

2019 Jamboree On The Air-JOTA- October 20th

JOTA is a special event for scouts every October.  This year, the WVARC sponsored three stations for scouts to earn their Space and Technology badge and their Radio and Wireless Technology patch.  There were 56 girl scouts and 5 boy scouts at the event, who also looked at Saturn and Jupiter through high-powered telescopes.  Thanks to JOTA Team members for making this event a success.  

Also a big thank you to the club members who asked each scout a couple of questions over the air to keep them engaged:  Gary, K9HDU, Dan, K2LH, Ralph, W9ADW, Lee Ann, KJ7AZR, and Tom, WA0OFO.  Great job everyone!!

2019 Winter Field Day

Club members tested their radios

and antennas on a chilly over-nighter!

Holiday Luncheon-December 3, 2018

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. 

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.  



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 at these two  places:

           Tuesday lunch is held at: 

                   Bobbie's Cafe         

(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 

Membership Dues

This is the time to renew your club membership! 

Dues are still a great deal at $15.00. You can pay using

PayPal, check or cash (exact change please). All

unpaid members will be dropped from the club

roster on April 1st, 2020. 

The membership chairperson (Krissy KI7GJJ) will send email

reminders to all unpaid members by February 1st. 

Please fill out a club membership

application each year so we can keep your

information current.

Thank you for keeping this a wonderful and vibrant club!!

Attention Sun City Grand Hams

Ham Website in Grand


"Grand Hams" is a Special Interest Group of the Grand Computers Club.  

Their NEW website is:

Ham Garage Sale in Grand

Ham Garage Sale

This is a brand-new site!  To see Amateur Radio listings:

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