Welcome to VCARA

VCARA has moved from
its Rio Communities location.
Please contact kc5our@arrl.net
for information.

Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting March 26, 2019 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • Tri-County ARES Net March 21, 2019 7:30 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net March 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019

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BREAKFAST CLUB
Every Saturday

0900-1030
McDonald’s on Main Street
Los Lunas
COME JOIN THE GANG FOR BREAKFAST AND CHAT

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
1330 – 1500
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS

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VE TESTING
APRIL 13, 2019
Contact VCARA at kc5our@arrl.net
to set up an appointment.

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NEW MEXICO QSO PARTY
April 13, 2019
8:00am – 8:00pm
http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/
VCARA club members are welcome to
operate from your own QTH or mobile for this event.
Turn your logs in to Ralph, NM5RC .

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ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS
More info to follow

Good Friday/Tome Pilgrimage – Apr 19
TORGV Bike Rally – Apr 28

 

 

This Just In…   March 1st, 2019

Watch this area for breaking news:

 

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I M P O R T A N T   N O T I C E

VCARA HAS LOST ITS LEASE
AT
THE RIO COMMUNITIES LOCATION
DUE TO SALE OF THE BUILDING.

THE LOCATION FOR THE MARCH 26 MEETING
HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED.
WATCH THIS SITE FOR BULLETINS.

THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT NET AND BI-WEEKLY
KOFFEE KLATCH ARE NOT AFFECTED 
AND WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED.

PLEASE ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO:
KC5OUR@ARRL.NET

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VCARA is on Facebook
Follow this link:
https://www.facebook.com/VaCtyARA/

Lots of new items on our page,
please pay a visit – don’t forget to LIKE us
while you are there.

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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
The 70 cm (442.700) net opens immediately following the 2m net on the last Wednesday of the month.

Mar 20 – Russ, KD5UJR
Mar 27 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Apr 03 – Charlie, NM5CL
Apr 10 – Greg, KG5OCW
Apr 17 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Apr 24 – John, K8JWS
Apr 24 – Charlie, NM5CL (70c Net)

View Net Protocol 
Net Control Operators: if your plans change please contact Charlie at nm5cl@att.net

 

This event has been renamed Saturday “Breakfast Club” and will be held at various establishments in Valencia County.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
0900 – 1030 MDT

McDONALD’S on Main Street
LOS LUNAS

Marketplace Ads   March 1st, 2019

Note:  To place an ad, email a description of the item(s) you want to advertise along with your asking price, name & call sign and how to contact you to: kc5our@arrl.net . Only Ham related ads will be accepted.
Ads will remain in the listings for 30 days unless you indicate you wish it to continue for another 30 days.

 

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NO POSTINGS

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   March 1st, 2019

 ARES Group:
VC DEC/Committee Chairman: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG
VC AEC –  Special Projects: Ralph Clark, NM5RC
VC AEC –  Net Manager: Charlie Lyon, NM5CL
VC AEC –  Logistics: George Cusack, K6GTC

♦ 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 URFMS system, and begins at 1930 hrs.  All licensed operators are invited to check in to the net. (In Valencia county, try the 146.960 Capilla repeater.)

ARES Membership Form: posted 11/28/2012. Click Here ;
♦ Valencia County ARES Manual:
posted 11/28/2012. Click Here

Event Scheduled (recurring) 4th Saturday of each month at 9:00 am at Clubhouse: All ARES members (and non-members) are invited to attend these meetings to participate in training and field exercises, etc.

  Find FEMA courses required for ARES membership here:  http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp