VVARA

Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

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Club Leadership

Become a Club Member

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Club Members

Organization Associations

By-Laws and Mission Statement

Club History

Disclaimer

VVARA

The Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association is 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 Squaw Peak 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.

See below for more information on our club and how to become a member.


Contact Us

E-mail:

US Mail:
VVARA
ROBERT THOMPSON, TREASURER
5290 N WILLIAMSON VALLEY RD
PRESCOTT AZ 86305-7480


Meetings

VVARA General Monthly Membership Meeting Schedule
Most meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm
February and November meetings will be on a Saturday at 1:00pm.
Watch the home page for specifics.

January: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universty
February: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church (Saturday 1:00pm)
March: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
April: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universty
May: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
June: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
July: Online Social Gathering
August: Online Social Gathering
September: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church
October: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universty
November: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church (Saturday 1:00pm)
DecemberOnline Social Gathering and Christmas Luncheon

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church - Map
330 Scenic Drive
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Plan to arrive for dinner at Plaza Bonita 5:00pm.
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Map
King Engineering and Technology Center Building #72
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
Plan to arrive for dinner by 5:30 PM at the University’s dining hall, building #45.
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.


Minutes

Minutes for the Regular Monthly Meetings
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
February 2020
January 2020
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
November 2018


Minutes for Board Meetings
May 2020
March 2020
April 2018



Club Leadership

ELECTED OFFICERS - 2020
President, Don Sears, N7PLL
Vice-President, Bob Shipton, K8EQC
Secretary, Michele Pearson, KD7FMJ
Treasurer, Bob Thompson, KC8BOB
Director at Large, Wayne Gilbertson, WA7IGI

VOLUNTEER / APPOINTED POSITIONS - 2020
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 any licensed amateur and anyone interested in "ham radio".
Family Membership Dues are $24 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.
Family Membership Dues are $24 per year.


Club Members

VVARA Membership PDF list sorted by Call Sign
VVARA Membership PDF list sorted by Last Name

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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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