The Yucaipa Valley Amateur Radio Club (YVARC) is a growing club serving the Yucaipa Valley and Calimesa. Yucaipa and Calimesa are about 75 miles east of Los Angeles and 35 miles west of Palm Springs on the I-10 freeway.
The club has been in existence since the mid 1980’s and has served the community in many ways. These include the community flood watch and providing communications for the Lion’s club 5/10 k walk/run event and the Redlands Bicycle Classic. We also provide periodic sessions to help prepare for the licensing exams.
The goal of the club is to provide support, education and resources for the amateur radio community and training in emergency communication for time of need. To this end this website will endeavor to provide resources which will be of use to the amateur community in addition to club news. See the “INTRODUCTIION TO AMATEUR RADIO”. “LINKS TO RESOURSES”, “DOCUMENTS AND VIDEOS” AND “ON-LINE LICENSING” pages.
The club meets at Mesa Grande Academy, 975 Fremont St between County Line Road and Ave L on the 3rd Monday of the month (except July and December) at 7:00 p.m. in the Becker Technology Building. We also conduct a 2meter net on the AI6BX repeater 147.180 + 88.5 every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. which on the 1st Sunday of the month is followed by a simplex net on 147.570. Feel free to join us and get your name on the roster.
We provide testing sessions each month on the 2nd Thursday night in the EOC room of the Loma Linda Fire Station at 5:00pm.
We would be extremely happy to welcome you to our club meetings or testing sessions and invite you to join our group. An application for membership can be found elsewhere on the website.