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

Upgrade Your License

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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

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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    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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