Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

Next Club Meeting

Wednesday, September 15th
6:30pm Social Time
7:00pm Presentation and Business

Location: Prescott Golf Club
1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd
Dewey, AZ 86327
(This is not yet confirmed. Watch this space for more info.)


Field Day

June 25th thru 27th.


Knobby Knee Net
Every Morning at 7:00AM

60s Trivia Net
Tuesday Evenings at 6:30PM

T.G.I.F. Net
Friday Evenings at 6:30PM

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Field Day
June 25-27, 2021

The VVARA Field Day will be back at Mingus Summit Picnic Site.
Click here for a map.
Friday 25th 3:00 pm - Setup antenna and gear.
Saturday 26th 11:00 am - Start radio operations. Noon - Picnic.
The VVARA is providing Subway sandwiches and water. You are welcome to bring something to share if you like.
Sunday 27th 10:00 am - Begin cleanup.

More info from the ARRL: http://www.arrl.org/field-day

Art AB7FB and a magnetic loop antenna
Art AB7FB with one of his Magnetic Loop Antennas

Thanks to Art AB7FB and Don N7XO for a very interesting presentation at the May club meeting on magnetic loop antennas. Here are the slides from Art's presentation. Download PDF:

Fire Season

Fire season is here. The following two groups in Yavapai County use amateur radio to assist in the emergency evacuation of horses and other barn animals. Thank you!
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LASER Newsletter (PDF file):

Squaw Peak constructio photoSquaw Peak Construction

Found in the archives. Pouring the concrete slab for the VVARA repeater shack in 2005.

Squaw Peak drone photoSquaw Peak

Matt N7YIO is a certified drone pilot. He took this photo of the Squaw Peak repeater site. Our repeater is the little shack in the bottom left corner. Camp Verde is in the upper left and the red rocks near Sedona in the top left. Click the photo for a large version.