Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

Next Club Meeting

Saturday, September 14, 2024
11:30am - 1:00pm: Optional Lunch
1:00pm: Club Meeting
(No meetings in July and August. We will see you in September.)

El Toreo Mexican Restaurant
1481 AZ-89A
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
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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

Galapagos Islands Photos

Dr. Gary K9SG and family visited the Galapagos Islands and sent a few photos.

Photo of K9SG

VVARA Field Day 2024

The VVARA had another successful Field Day on Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23. We were at our traditional location at the Mingus Summit Picnic Site between Prescott Valley and Jerome, Arizona. Click on the photo below for more pictures from the event.

VVARA Field Day

VVARA June Club Meeting

Our June meeting was at El Toreo in Clarkdale, Arizona on June 15th. Thanks to Toby K7ABP for a description of his trip to InfoComm. Also thanks to Ron N6XT for leading the discussion on Field Day and Matt N7YIO for an update on the new Porcupine Mountain repeaters.

VVARA June Club Meeting Photo

Porcupine Mountain Repeater

The VVARA tech crew had a work day at the repeater building on Porcupine Mountain. The old folded dipole antenna was removed and replaced by a new 70cm vertical antenna. The APRS antenna was also replaced and the APRS now has the correct location ID.

On another trip the 2m and 70cm repeaters were replaced and are now Yaesu Digital Fusion capable. See the Repeaters page for more info. 

Here are a few photos from the days:

Porcupine Mountain Repeater

Monday Lunch Bunch

On most Mondays a group of hams and guests get together for lunch at a local restaurant. The group is surprisingly called the Monday Lunch Bunch. Here is the group at the BackBurner Family Restaurant in Prescott Valley on June 3, 2024. The best way to find out where the lunch will be is to listen to the Knobby Knee Net on Monday mornings.

Monday Lunch Bunch

The Knobby Knee Breakfast

Or some would say this is brunch. Here is a recent gathering at Randall's Restaurant in Cottonwood, Arizona. If you would like to join us show up about 8:30am Wednesday for the regular Randall's morning breakfast. 

Randall's Breakfast

Ambient Weather on Mingus Repeater
Weather Cam Photo

We have a new weather station on Mingus Mountain. You can see the weather report here: Mingus Weather.