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.

Club repeater: 145.430 MHz 100 Hz PL tone to access.

Club email: kc5our@arrl.net


Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting July 27, 2021 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Events:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting July 27, 2021 7:00 pm
  • Koffee Klatch July 28, 2021 2:00 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net July 28, 2021 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net July 29, 2021 7:30 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net August 4, 2021 8:00 pm

VE Testing   July 23rd, 2021

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019

Will be held at the clubhouse.
Tuesday, July 27 – 7:00pm
Those members NOT comfortable
with attending in person
may join the meeting on Zoom.
Follow the link below to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 971 1535 5215
Passcode: VCARA
Contact Kevin K5ZOO with your questions.


July 10, 2021
0900 – 1100 local time
Please contact Chris W5CSG
or email:
for your appointment.
More information below
under News Items.


VCARA Builders Club
1st & 3rd Saturday at the club, 0900
Alternate Monday nights on Zoom, 7pm

Click on the link below to join the meeting.


News Items   March 1st, 2019


VE testing is conducted on the 2nd Saturday
monthly at the VCARA Clubhouse.

Please bring the following:
* Two forms of ID, one must be photo ID
* Copy of current license if applicable
* $14.00 cash, check or money order

**You MUST have an FRN before being tested

We are ADA compliant,
Please advise in advance
if you have special needs.


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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 145.430MHz (-) 100Hz tone.

Jul 07 – Earl, KB5UEW
Jul 14 – Russ, KD5UJR
Jul 21 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 28 – Greg, KG5OCW

Aug 04 – Al, W5ACW
Aug 11 – Gene, KI5BZI
Aug 18 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Aug 25 – John, K8JWS

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

Saturday Breakfast Club   March 1st, 2019

Grab a breakfast in-a-bag
at your favorite fast-food drive-up.
Then tool it on over to the clubhouse

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

Unless otherwise posted, we meet from 0900-1200 at the club.
Non-members are welcome

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.




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