is a fun time to get together and learn about Amateur Radio! The Ham Shack is located at 11115 W. Nevada Avenue in Youngtown!
is a wholesome activity that the entire family can do together!
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"!
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")
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.
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.
If you log onto the popular website QRZ.com to complete an advertisement for the Swapmeet section, you will want to read this ARRL article about their new two-step password verification process: http://www.arrl.org/news/qrz-com-institutes-password-security-seller-verification-programs and also watch the important video by Fred Lloyd,AA7BQ: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/video-how-to-setup-two-factor-authentication-w-o-cell-phone.661624/
You may also read the ARRL newsletter here, looking for the QRZ logo and article: http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2019-06-13
Logging onto the QRZ website to search a call sign, will not require a two-step password.
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: http://www.arrl.org/question-pools
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check this link for upcoming events and information:
Also check out the Arizona Emergency Net-Maricopa website: http://www.aen-mar.org/
August 10th-AUXCOMM Training Class-Papago Park Military Reservation-If you are interested in attending this course, please contact Dennis Bietry: KE7EJF@cox.net for more information.
August 17th-MCECG Training Class-Maricopa County EOC-Phoenix
September 7th-Barnburner Mountain Bike Race-Kendrick Peak (NW of Flagstaff)
We had members and guests from all over the valley.
This is always a fast-paced, fun event.
Click the green button for photos.
Club members tested their radios
and antennas on a chilly over-nighter!
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.
A great time was had by all. We would like to sincerely thank
North County Fire and Medical for the use of their facility.
Palo Verde Siren Test
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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!
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
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