Sun City Arizona

Welcome To WestValleyARC in Sun City

Licensed hams from all over the sunshine state of Arizona

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

9 am & 8pm


Amateur Radio Parity Act

Two of our club members, 

April, KI7GFJ and Gordon, NW7D 

came up with a PP presentation to their HOA, 

about sitting down at the table together.

Gordons Presentation to the ARC Final (pptx)


Amateur Radio in The News

Thailand Cave Rescue

The use of very old ham radio technology, made the spotlight in July, with the successful rescue of 12 boys and their coach.  After getting lost in a network of caves, the group was stranded.  Here is an article highlighting the 'Hey Phone', designed by SK-John Hey, G3TDZ.   Hey Phones were used by the British Cave Rescue Council.  Low frequency can penetrate deep into the ground, using either induction loop antennas or with electrodes:

Our Hams in the Newspaper

Our Amateur Radio Operators visited with Surprise City Council, during Field Day.  

Past Events

2018 Prescott Hamfest June 1-2

What a great event!  Ray and his son Jimmy, Frosty, John 

and a few more club members hung out in Prescott.

Fox Hunting Presentation on MAY 7

Harry AF7UT gave us a great presentation, where we got a 

good close up of his "Fox in a Box".

Rare Radio Presentation-April 2

Club member Dick Stout KE7RD shows off some of his rare communication radios during our last meeting at St. Clement Church.

2nd Annual Picnic in the Park - March 24

If you didn't make it, you missed a good one!  Manny KI7QLD 

added his special seasoning to the grilled burgers and YUM!!

BLUE ANGELS at Luke Air Force Base - March 17-18

Club member Gordon NW7D took some great shots of the Blue Angels show.  

Thank you for sharing, Gordon.

2018 AZ Section Convention & YUMA HAMFEST-February 16-17

WVARC members had a great time!


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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