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

Board Meeting Agenda for June 18

WVARC Agenda618 (pdf)


Come Join Us!

Field Day


is a fun time to get together and learn about Amateur Radio!  The Ham Shack is located at 11115 W. Nevada Avenue in Youngtown!

Field Day


is a wholesome activity that the entire family can do together! 

Field Day


will be open to the public from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Sunday morning, so drop on by the "Ham Shack" and say "Hi"!

A Special Message About Field Day

2019 Summer Field/Fun Day is two weeks away.  Club members would like your help.  Click to see their messages.

Scroll down for great pictures of last year's WVARC Summer Field Day event. (Bottom of "Past Events")

Ham it Up! (pdf)


Field Day2019 2nd mailer p1 (pdf)


Field Day2019 2nd mailer p2 (pdf)



2019 ARRL Field Day-June 22-23 

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

 year's chairman, Wally, KB1IEE to volunteer for this event.

2019 Field Day results will appear in December QST.


Want to see what 2019 Field Day is all about?  Watch ARRL's 2018  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

Important News


Two-Step Password Verification

If you log onto the popular website to complete an advertisement for the Swapmeet section, you will want to read this ARRL article about their new two-step password verification process: and also watch the important video by Fred Lloyd,AA7BQ:

You may also read the ARRL newsletter here, looking for the QRZ logo and article:

Logging onto the QRZ website to search a call sign, will not require a two-step password.

Upgrade Your License

Check it out:

If you are currently an UN-LICENSED person, who would like to become a TECHNICIAN Class licensed Amateur Radio Operator, you could study and take the 35-question exam, with the pool of questions remaining constant until June 30, 2022.

If you currently have a TECHNICIAN License, and wish to upgrade to a GENERAL License, a great time to do this is RIGHT NOW!  There are numerous study resources online, including books, videos etc., with the current question pool valid until June 30, 2019.  A new General question pool, beginning July 1, 2019, will be valid until June 30, 2023.  Check this link for all upgrades:

If you currently have a GENERAL License, and wish to upgrade to an EXTRA Class License, the question pool will be valid until June 30, 2020.


Wives Appreciation Event

For More Information:

This long-standing club tradition is making a comeback!  If you would like to coordinate this event, be sure to contact our club President Pat Regan, KD7TFD at      


Maricopa County Emergency Communications Group


MCECG Events:

Check this link for upcoming events and information:

Also check out the Arizona Emergency Net-Maricopa website:

August 10th-AUXCOMM Training Class-Papago Park Military Reservation-If you are interested in attending this course, please contact Dennis Bietry: for more information.

August 17th-MCECG Training Class-Maricopa County EOC-Phoenix

September 7th-Barnburner Mountain Bike Race-Kendrick Peak (NW of Flagstaff)


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

HamfestFlyers_Reduced (pdf)


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

Palo Verde Siren Test 


Palo Verde Siren Test 2019

8am - 1pm

Buckeye Airport

+ Event Details


Palo Verde Siren Test 2019

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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