Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

Next Club Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00PM
(This meeting will probably be canceled. Watch this space for updates.)

"ARRL - Purpose and Organization"
by James T Fortney, K6IYK

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

King Engineering and Technology Center Building #72
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301


Wednesday, May 20, 7:00PM

Program: "VVARA Mingus Repeater Site Review & Introduction to Allstar"
by Doug Theriault, NO1D

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church

330 Scenic Drive
Clarkdale, AZ 86324


ARRL Field Day

Friday-Sunday June 27-29, 2020
Mingus Summit Picnic Area


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
on our 70cm repeater


Announcing the Premiere of
The T.G.I.F. Net (Thank Goodness It's Friday Net)

Starting Friday, March 27th at 6:30pm on the VVARA 70cm Repeater
449.425 MHz Out / 444.425 MHz In (standard - offset) 141.3 Hz PL Tone
This will be a generic type net similar to the Knobby Knee Net, but starting with a different leading question each week that everyone should be able to answer followed by each participant providing general comments on their activities for that day or week.

The T.G.I.F. Net will be hosted each Friday evening by John N7LQR, which many of you know from the 60's Net on Tuesday evenings. Warm up that 70cm rig and give the Friday Net a try.

Carol Erika Schiltneck, KI7JZ

It is with sadness that we must report that Carol Erika Schiltneck, KI7JZ, is now a Silent Key. Carol Erika Schiltneck was born in 1928 and was a longtime member of both the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association and the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club. Most of us knew her by her middle name as Erika Schiltneck. Erika had been hospitalized since 2017 and passed away March 9, 2020. No services are planned.

Kathryn Jean (Huestis) Boreham
1938 - 2020
Longtime VVARA member Kathy Boreham passed away on February 28, 2020.
You can download her obituary here.

"She was a loving person and just to know her was a blessing."

A few of our friends have expressed a desire to send nominal monitary gifts to where Kathy had received her care. If so, you may mail them to the "Ice Cream Fund" in her memory to:
c/o Inge Zant
IngeCare Assisted Living
1625 S. Sulivan Lane
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Mel and Kathy Boreham

Dues Are Due

VVARA dues are due. Your dues of $24 per year help us operate and maintain our repeaters on Mingus Mountain and Squaw Peak in Yavapai County, Arizona. See the Membership page to join or renew your membership.


February Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the February meeting are posted on the About Us page.

March Board Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the March 2020 Board of Directors meeting are posted on the About Us page.