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 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.
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.
ROBERT THOMPSON, TREASURER
5290 N WILLIAMSON VALLEY RD
PRESCOTT AZ 86305-7480
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: ERAU, Prescott
February: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale (Saturday 1:00pm)
March: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale
April: ERAU, Prescott
May: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale
June: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale
July: Zoom Meeting
August: Zoom Meeting
September: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale
October: ERAU, Prescott
November: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale (Saturday 1:00pm)
December: Zoom Social Gathering and Christmas Luncheon at Randall's
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Map
King Engineering Building
3700 Willow Creek Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church - Map
330 Scenic Dr.
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Minutes for the Regular Monthly Meetings
Minutes for Board Meetings
ELECTED OFFICERS - 2021
President, Don Sears, N7PLL
Vice-President, Steve Pearson, KC7TIL
Secretary, Rodney Rosenbarger, KI6FH
Treasurer, Bob Thompson, KC8BOB
Director at Large, Wayne Gilbertson, WA7IGI
VOLUNTEER / APPOINTED POSITIONS - 2021
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.
Membership is open to licensed amateurs and anyone interested in "ham radio".
Family Membership Dues are $24 per year.
Fill out your membership application on-line.
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.
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.
The VVARA has been a 501(c)(3) organization since 1988! Our determination letter from the IRS can be viewed or downloaded from here. Your donations will help the club maintain and improve our repeater sites. Thank you!
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.
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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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