Welcome to the Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club

The Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club (PDARC) is dedicated to furthering the success of amateur radio in Southeastern South Dakota, Northeast Nebraska, and Northwest Iowa.  Our primary purpose is to support amateur radio in the area through club programs, education, and camaraderie.  Whether you are new to amateur radio or an experienced operator, you will enjoy the broad depth of knowledge found among our members.  PDARC operates 3 networked analog repeaters and a Yaesu System Fusion digital repeater.  The club is an active participant in the annual ARRL Field Day and generally scores quite high on a national basis.   PDARC is the sponsoring club of the South Dakota QSO Party.  We also take time to celebrate with events like the annual summer picnic and an awesome Christmas dinner.  Our club was established in 1949 and was registered as a non-profit South Dakota corporation in February of 1956.  Our history of amateur radio service goes way back!


PDARC meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm and all are welcome.

The location of the club meeting is Christ the King Lutheran Church, located at 305 West 25th Street (behind the Days Inn) in Yankton, SD.  The meetings start with a 30 minute business meeting followed by snacks and fellowship, and conclude with an amateur radio related educational program.

Friday Morning Breakfasts

Club members gather for breakfast and fellowship at 9 AM on Friday mornings at the Fryn’ Pan located at the corner of 21st and Broadway (502 West 21st Street) in Yankton, SD.   All are welcome to join!

Christmas Party 2021