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

JB's Restaurant permanently CLOSED

Classes Coming Soon

Stay Tuned!

This Fall, the WVARC will be holding classes for basic, as well as 

seasoned Amateur Radio operators.  Classes will be held in CW (Morse Code),

FT-8 (A new automated digital mode), and classes to help folks (eight years

to eighty years young) study and pass the 35-question Technician Class License 

Exam to receive their first ham radio license.


Spouse Appreciation Event or Holiday Event


If you would like to coordinate either of these events, 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:

We just received an email about the Duke City Hamfest in New Mexico.  Check it out!

HamfestFlyers_Reduced (pdf)


New Mexico Hamfest (pdf)


Past Events

2019 Field Day/Fun Day

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, April Kramer and Fred Peters for the great pictures!  Thanks to Wally and Fred for chairing the event, and everyone else who volunteered.

2019 Summer Field Day Pictures

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

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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 is now permanently closed!!
           Tuesday lunch may be at the Ham Shack location
          and catered by Rags Chicken and Waffles, next door.  

           Ask Pat for more info: 

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

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