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VCARA Clubhouse Location:
302 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen,NM - Located upstairs via covered stairway next door to MyBank. Use West parking lot. Look for the tower and antenna.
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Upcoming Events: July 29th, 2015
Note: Keep an eye here for events that might be of interest to Club members.
KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015
DUKE CITY HAMFEST
AUGUST 07 -09, 2015
OCTOBER 03, 2015
This Just In… July 29th, 2015
Watch this area for breaking news:
THE CLUBHOUSE WILL NOT BE OPEN ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 07
DUE TO THE ALBUQUERQUE HAMFEST ON THAT WEEKEND.
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. July 29th, 2015
VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
Aug 05 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 12 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Aug 19 – Russ, KD5UJR
Aug 26 – Emil, KF5GCH
Sep 02 – George, K6GTC
Sep 09 – Della, KF5GCG
Sep 15 – David, KF5TJ
Sep 23 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 30 – Ralph, NM5RC
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule July 29th, 2015
The following is the schedule for the Saturdays (9:00 am to Noon) the clubhouse will be open and what Board of Directors member will be on hand to open the facility.
Aug 01 – Ty, AE5VR
Aug 08 – Club closed for Alb Hamfest
Aug 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 22 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Training)
Aug 29 – Ty, AE5VR
Sep 05 -Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Sep 19 - Ty, AE5VR
Sep 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Training)
The above schedule is subject to change.
Marketplace Ads July 29th, 2015
Note: The following listings are for ham equipment owned by Club members. The VCARA has no financial interest in these items unless specifically noted in the Ad. To place an ad include description of equipment you personally own, asking price, name & call sign and how to contact you and email to: email@example.com Listings will be posted with the posting date appended. Ads will remain in the listings for 30 days unless you indicate you wish it to continue for another 30 days.
HYGAIN TRI-BAND BEAM ANTENNA, TH6-DXX
Disassembled and ready to transport
Comes with complete rebuild kit
Contact Charlie, NM5CL
VCARA ARES Group – Updates July 29th, 2015
♦ ARES Group: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG, is the chair of the VCARA ARES Committee. He has also the Valencia County District Emergency Coordinator (VC-DEC). Charlie Lyon, NM5CL, is the VCARA-ARES Net Control Operator (VC-AEC).
♦ Tri-County ARES Net: This net runs every Thursday for coordination of ARES members from Socorro, Torrance and Valencia Counties. The net is held on the Capilla repeater, 146.96 mHz, and begins at 1930 hrs. Charlie, NM5CL is net control operator. All licensed operators are invited to check in to the net.
♦ Event Scheduled (recurring) 4th Saturday of each month at 9:00 am at Clubhouse: ARES meeting. Chris, our DEC, would like all ARES members to attend these meetings to receive training, participate in exercises, etc. If you are interested in ARES but not a member yet you are also invited to attend.
♦ Find FEMA courses required for ARES membership here: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp