Welcome to the Yavapai County (Arizona) ARES/RACES website. 

 Our mission is to provide emergency communication support to the agencies and communities we serve, during natural and man-made disasters. You can find out more about Yavapai County ARES/RACES by selecting the “About Us” link from the menu above. 

The purpose of this site is to provide information to our members and to anyone interested in how we provide those communications, including training and exercises. If you are a licensed amateur radio operator and would like to become an ARES/RACES member, please select “Join Us” above.

Please feel free to use the repeaters and packet infrastructure that we maintain, unless of course, there is an on-going emergency operation. You can find out more about our resources by selecting the “”On the Air” link above.


This site is dedicated to Lloyd Halgunseth, WA6ZZJ (SK).  His single minded COMMITMENT to Yavapai County ARES/RACES from 1998 through 2014 resulted in a first-class organization that selflessly serves the communities of Yavapai County.  We will continually strive to reach the bar he set so high.

Grand Canyon photo by Richard Hughes – W6CCD