The Young Amateurs Radio Club (YARC) is a non-profit, international youth group with a focus on promoting the adoption and use of amateur radio among the youth. The YARC board manages the 800+ member online chat group known as the Young Hams Discord server, hosts contests with a focus on youth participation, and is recognized by the FCC as an amateur radio club under the callsign WY4RC.

Becoming a YARC member is free, and allows you to receive a club email, apply to use the WY4RC callsign to represent the club in contests, and get other cool benefits from our sponsors.

History

In October of 2017, now YARC President David (KF1SHY) submitted a post titled “Discord for young hams” to the /r/amateurradio subreddit.

David noticed the lack of a strong, active youth community in amateur radio, and hoped to create one. Within a week, the server had nearly 100 members, as it quickly became a popular place for young operators to meet. After a month, a mod team formed, and the server began to host weekly nets on Echolink.

With 425 members in the server and a thriving community, the mods of the Young Hams Discord server announced the Young Amateurs Radio Club, which received an FCC Club License on March 12, 2018.

YARC Board

President: David Mosden, KF1SHY
Vice President: Scott Stelloh, KD2LWH
Trustee: Benjamin Johnson, AB3NJ
Treasurer: Galen Gold, KB6EE
Board Member: Sterling Mann, N0SSC