VVARA

Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

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By-Laws and Mission Statement

Club History

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VVARA

The Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association was formed in 1976. We are a ham radio club located in the Verde Valley and Prescott areas of north-central Arizona. The club owns and operates four amateur radio repeaters. Two are located on Porcupine Mountain about 28 miles south of Sedona and 70 miles north of Phoenix. The other two are on Mingus Mountain which is midway between Cottonwood (Verde Valley) and Prescott.

The annual dues for club membership is $24. While membership is not required for use of the repeaters or attending monthly meetings, the dues help pay the cost of operation and maintenance of the repeaters and the cost of our meeting locations.

The VVARA has been a 501(c)(3) organization since 1988! See below for more information on our club and how to become a member.


Contact Us

E-mail:

US Mail:
VVARA
DON SEARS, TREASURER
703 PARSLEY PLACE
PRESCOTT AZ 86305-3879


Meetings

VVARA General Monthly Membership Meeting Schedule
Most meetings are on Saturday at 1:00pm. Watch the home page for changes and updates.

Meetings in 2024:
January 27th
: Prescott Golf Club, Dewey (Saturday 1:00pm)
February 17th: El Toreo Mexican Restaurant, Clarkdale (Saturday 1:00pm)
March 16th: Prescott Golf Club, Dewey (Saturday 1:00pm)
April 17th: El Toreo Mexican Restaurant, Clarkdale (Wednesday1:00pm)
May 18th: El Toreo Mexican Restaurant, Clarkdale (Saturday 1:00pm)
June 15th: El Toreo Mexican Restaurant, Clarkdale (Saturday 1:00pm)
July: No Meeting
August: No Meeting
September 14th: El Toreo Mexican Restaurant, Clarkdale (Saturday 1:00pm)
October 19th: El Toreo Mexican Restaurant, Clarkdale (Saturday 1:00pm)
November 16th: Prescott Golf Club, Dewey (Saturday 1:00pm)
December: Christmas Luncheon

El Toreo Mexican Restaurant
1481 AZ-89A
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
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Prescott Golf Club
Redwoods Grill
1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd
Dewey, AZ 86327
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Minutes

Minutes for the Regular Monthly Meetings
February 2024
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November 2023
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November 2022
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November 2021
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February 2021
January 2021
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
February 2020
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Minutes for Board Meetings
January 2024
June 2022
February 2022
March 2021
September 2020
May 2020
March 2020



Club Leadership

ELECTED OFFICERS - 2024
President, Bill Jean, KK7LGE
Vice-President, Ron Rosson, N6XT
Secretary, Tim Sullivan, AC7TB
Treasurer, Don Sears, N7PLL
Director at Large, Steve Pearson, KC7TIL (appointed)

VOLUNTEER / APPOINTED POSITIONS - 2024
Trustee for W7EI, Bob Thompson, KC8BOB
Membership Chair, Starla Thompson, KE7DTS
Technology Chair, Matt Dutton, N7YIO
Sunshine Administrator, Becky Gilbertson
Webmaster, Don Sears, N7PLL

VVARA Leadership History download PDF.


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Become a New Club Member

Membership is open to licensed amateurs and anyone interested in "ham radio".
Single or Family Membership Dues are $20 per year.

Fill out your membership application on-line.
or
Download a PDF application to print and mail.

Then send a check to the address on the application or bring a check or cash to a club meeting or use PayPal.


Renew Membership

Current members can renew simply by sending a check to the address at the top of this page or bring a check or cash to a club meeting or use PayPal.
Single or Family Membership Dues are $20 per year.


Club Members

VVARA Membership PDF list sorted by Call Sign: Web_Call_04-04-24.pdf
VVARA Membership PDF list sorted by Last Name: Web_Name_04-04-24.pdf

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Organization Associations

ARRL Home ARRL Home

ARRL Arizona Section ARRL Arizona Section

ARRL Southwestern Division ARRL Southwestern Division

Amateur Radio Council of Arizona Amateur Radio Council of Arizona

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)


By-Laws and Mission Statement

Download PDF of the VVARA By-Laws


VVARA MISSION STATEMENT

To Have Fun!

It shall be the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Associations mission to hold club meetings for the social, business, educational and promotional advancement of the Amateur Radio Service; further the exchange of information about Amateur Radio and cooperation between members for the disbursement of general information, technical information and the promotion of all aspects of Amateur Radio for the organization and the community at large.

To promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, for the betterment of Amateur Radio.

To conduct programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.

To help prepare our members in being ready to assist the community with emergency communications using Amateur Radio.

To help make the advantages of Amateur Radio for emergency communications known to the community and agencies within our community.

To assist Federal, State, and Local agencies with emergency communications using Amateur Radio.

To operate and maintain amateur radio repeater station(s).

To promote social aspects of the Club - i.e., the Christmas party, Field Day, T-Hunts, Ham Fests, Lunch Bunch and any other social activities which may arise.



Club History

Download the PDF: A Brief History of the VVARA by Ernie K6XF
Download the PDF: History of VVARA Repeater Operation by Steve KC7TIL


Disclaimer

This website is hosted and maintained by the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association (VVARA). This website provides information and links relating to amateur radio, club activities, severe weather and emergency preparedness. VVARA makes no warranties or representations, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this website. Information may be changed or updated without notice and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. VVARA shall not be liable for damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of these websites.

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