Welcome to VCARA

VCARA clubhouse is in the building at the SW corner of the parking lot

at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 700 Camelot Blvd SW, Los Lunas.

**Please contact kc5our@arrl.net for more information.**


Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting January 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • VCARA Weekly Net January 22, 2020 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019

Feb 08, 2020
10:00 – 12:00 MDT

Testing will be conducted at the
VCARA clubhouse located at
700 Camelot Blvd SW, Los Lunas.
(Building in SW corner of parking lot)

Contact VCARA at kc5our@arrl.net
for further information.


Jan 15, 2020
DENNY’S in Los Lunas
Every other Wednesday
beginning at 1330 local time.

New Mexico TechFest
Feb 29, 2020

0800 – 1700
Tickets $10.00 in advance
Register online at this website:



This Just In…   March 1st, 2019

Watch this area for breaking news:

W5YI VE Test Session
January 11, 2020
Jorge Rivera K5VLZ, Albuquerque
Upgraded to General Class

Congratulations, Jorge

Click on this link:

Many new items on our page,
please pay a visit & don’t forget to LIKE us
while you are there.
Contact Greg, KG5OCW
if you have something you want posted.


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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 145.430MHz (-) 100Hz tone.
The 70 cm (442.700MHz) net opens immediately following the 2m net on the 4th Wednesday each month.

Jan 01 – Ralph, NM5RC (Sub: Al, W5ACW)
Jan 08 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 15 – Greg, KG5OCW
Jan 22 – Al, W5ACW
Jan 29 – Gene, KI5BZI
Jan 29 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Feb 05 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Feb 12 – John, K9JWS
Feb 19 – Earl, KB5UEW
Feb 26 – Chris, KG5WVC
Feb 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Mar 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 11 – Greg, KG5OCW
Mar 18 – Al, W5ACW
Mar 25 – Gene, KI5BZI
Mar 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

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

Saturday Breakfast Club   March 1st, 2019


Club members and visitors are invited to join your fellow hams for informal breakfast and conversation each Saturday morning. 

Unless otherwise posted, we meet from 0900-1000 local time at the new
McDonald’s on Main Street in front of Home Depot. 

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.



Yaesu FT DX-5000MP Transceiver
HF +6m 200W
SM-5000 Station Monitor
Hand Mic
FH-2 Remote Control Keypad
No reasonable offer refused.
Contact: Charlie NM5CL




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 10:00 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