Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

Next Club Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Noon: Pizza!
1:00pm: Meeting

Pizza Hut
7430 Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314



Knobby Knee Net
Every Morning at 7:00AM

60s Trivia Net
Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM

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

HamTestOnline is Going Out of Business

HamTestOnline is a great place to study for your Technician, General and Extra amateur radio license. Unfortunately they will be shutting down the website effective June 30, 2023.

More info here:

VVARA March Meeting
VVARA Meeting March 18,2023

Special thanks to Bob KC8BOB and Bob K8EQC for their presentation "All the ANSRs to Your Balloon Questions" explaining their part in balloon route and landing preditions and working with the FAA to keep them informed of balloon locations. Also thanks to El Toreo Restaurant in Clarkdale, Arizona for a great meeting place and excellent food.

VVARA February Meeting
VVARA Meeting February 15,2023

Special thanks to Lon Seidman, KC1RGS for his video tour of the ARRL headquarters and stations W1AW and W1HQ.

VVARA January Meeting
VVARA Meeting January 25,2023

Special thanks to Bud N7CW for his presentation at our January meeting:
" Voodoo Contest Group - The Saga Continues..." With the return of sunspots and great DX being heard on the higher frequencies, maybe you want to know what it's like to be DX? The VooDoo Contest Group is a bunch of hams that enjoy traveling to out of the way places around the world to participate in the CQ Magazine World Wide CW DX Contest. This talk covered a bit of VooDoo history and the group's trip to Kuwait in 2014.

The Amateur's Code

The radio amateur is:

CONSIDERATE... never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL... offers loyalty, encouragement, and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which amateur radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE... with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
FRIENDLY... slow and patient operating when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kind assistance, cooperation, and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED... radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school, or community.
PATRIOTIC... station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

--The original Radio Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.

Squaw Peak Renamed Porcupine Mountain

Newspaper Article:
USGS Map of Name Changes:

New Repeater Building In Place
New Building

On June 3rd the new repeater building was put in place on Mingus Mountain. Here are a few photos:
And a short video: