Sun City Arizona


SkyWarn Storm-Spotter Class in Buckeye-Oct 24th

If you haven't taken a class, either this year or last year, this would be a good opportunity for a refresher class.  For information on TIME, LOCATION, and REGISTRATION, go to this webpage:

Holiday Party

Good Food-Good Conversation!

Dave Porta, WA0ZVM, has volunteered to organize our yearly Holiday Dinner.  

He would like to know if club members would like to: 


1) Get together for a fancy sit down dinner or maybe   

2) A catered dinner at a Rec Hall or the church , 

or maybe even 

3) a potluck dinner to show off your favorite recipe.  

This dinner will not be sponsored by the WVARC, 

but instead will be paid for by each individual. 


Anyone interested in helping Dave or just letting him know which type of event you like best:  




62nd Jamboree On The Air-JOTA 2019

Evening, in Lighted Parking Lot

Church Parking Lot

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62nd Jamboree On The Air-JOTA 2019

We invite you to help us teach children a few things about Amateur Radio!  This year we will set up a few tables and booths in the church parking lot, and for a couple of hours help girl scouts to GET ON THE AIR!  They will also work toward earning their radio patch!  

Contact:   Krissy Larson, KI7GJJ, 

Learn More:

Evening, in Lighted Parking Lot

Church Parking Lot


Picnic in the Park-WE NEED HELP!

11am - 3pm

Beardsley Park-SCW

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Picnic in the Park-WE NEED HELP!

Coordinators are still needed to help us pull off a Fall Picnic.  Fred Peters says he will man the grill.  Last year, we had two really fun picnics.  Don't let this year go by without a picnic!  Contact President  Pat Regan to help make this event a good one! : 

11am - 3pm

Beardsley Park-SCW

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!

Check out the great pictures from last year, under the MORE tab along the top of this page!

8am - 1pm

Buckeye Airport

Maricopa County Emergency Communications Group


MCECG Events:

Check this link for upcoming events and information:

Also check out the Arizona Emergency Net-Maricopa website:

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

September 14th-Mogollon Monster 100-mile  Tonto and Coconino National Forests


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!

New Mexico Hamfest (pdf)


HamfestFlyers_Reduced (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 and Fred Peters for the great pictures!  Thanks to Wally and Fred for chairing the event, Gloria for all that she does 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 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, 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. 

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



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 held at: 

Bobbie's Cafe         (Right next to Dollar Tree @ 99th & Greenway)

            15472 N. 99th Ave. Ste 5

            Sun City AZ  85351

A few members are checking it out and will be there at 12:30 PM.

           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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