Welcome to VCARA

VCARA Location

386 Rio Communities Blvd, Suite 302, Belen,NM 
Located at the South end of Valley Community Plaza, next door to MyBank.
Look for the 50 foot tower with the 3 element beam antenna.

Use the West parking lot and the outside stairs to Suite 302, upstairs above VIA Offices in Suite 386.

Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting June 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • VCARA Weekly Net June 28, 2017 8:00 pm
 

Upcoming Events:   January 16th, 2017

 

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
2:00PM
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS

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ARRL FIELD DAY 2017
NOON, JUN 24 – NOON, JUN 25
Put this date on your calendar

VCARA will set up at a new location this year
Bosque Farms Community Center
950 N Bosque Farms Loop

All radio operations will be indoors
The noon lunch will also be indoors

Come enjoy the best ever field day activities

Operators are needed
Contact Ralph NM5RC to schedule your turn
 at the SSB, CW or GOTA  operating position.

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Duke City Hamfest
August 11, 12 & 13

LOCATION:
Sid Cutter Pilot Pavillion
9401 Balloon Museum Dr., NE
Balloon Fiesta Park

https://dukecityhamfest.org/

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HHOTA

1st Annual “Harvey Houses On The Air” Special Event
September 09, 2017
1500  -  2300  UTC

ACTIVATE OR CONTACT HARVEY HOUSES ON THE AIR
Annually on the Second Saturday in September
(Sponsored by VCARA, KC5OUR)

http://www.qsl.net/vcara/

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This Just In…   January 16th, 2017

Watch this area for breaking news:

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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone

Jun 14 – Emil, KE5GCH (Welcome back)
Jun 21 – George, K6GTC
Jun 28 – David, KF5VTJ

Jul 05 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jul 12 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 19 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jul 26 – Russ, KD5UJR

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

The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Jun 17 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jun 24 – Clubhouse closed for Field Day

Jul 01 – Ty, AE5VR
Jul 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jul 15 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jul 22 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 29 – Ty, AE5VR (ARES Meeting)

The above schedule is subject to change.
Please notify NM5CL if you are not available on your scheduled date.

 

Marketplace Ads   January 16th, 2017

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: kc5our@arrl.net  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.

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FOR SALE AT CLUBHOUSE

VCARA is in process of major spring cleaning
at the clubhouse.

We have two groups of various ham radio items:
One table is filled with items priced to sell.
One table consists of FREE items.

Drop by the clubhouse on Saturdays 0900-1200
or at the monthly general meeting
and take advantage of this opportunity
to find that item you have been needing.

Contact kc5our@arrl.net for details

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   January 16th, 2017

 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 Capilla repeater, 146.96 mHz, and begins at 1930 hrs.  All licensed operators are invited to check in to the net.

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