The Kachina ARC is a non-profit corporation serving the White Mountains of Arizona. Our purpose is to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, emergency communications, public service, individual operation, programs and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.
The Kachina ARC provides a wide variety of programs and activities for its members. These include hosting the White Mountain Hamfest each June, offering ham radio classes and amateur radio license testing to the public. Our annual holiday party and ARRL Field Day participation are all enjoyable events!
The club meets regularly on the second Thursday of the month at the Navajo County Health Annex at 600 North 9th Place, Show Low. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm.
What is Amateur Radio?
Most of the time, it’s the most fun you can have with a radio. It’s a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection and to keep in touch with friends across town or across the country. But it is called the “Amateur Radio Service” because it also has a serious face. It’s a very important emergency communications system tool. When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through. Radio amateurs, often called hams, enjoy radio technology as a hobby thats the fun part. But it’s also a service a vital service that has saved lives again and again when regular communication systems failed.
The Kachina ARC is affiliated as a club with the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
If you would like to become a member of our club, we would love to have you! Our membership is $15 a year for an individual or $25 a year for family membership. You do not need to currently hold a license to join, just an interest in radio as a hobby.
|OUR NEXT TESTING SESSION WILL BE:
December 3rd, 2016 @ 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Linden Fire Department, Linden, AZ
|No license classes available at this time.|