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 December 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Events:

  • VCARA Weekly Net November 25, 2020 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net November 26, 2020 7:30 pm
  • Koffee Klatch December 2, 2020 2:00 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net December 2, 2020 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net December 3, 2020 7:30 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net December 9, 2020 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019

DEC 12, 2020
0900 – 1100
Please contact Chris W5CSG
or email:
for your appointment.
Social Distancing strictly enforced
Masks will be mandatory


This Just In…   March 1st, 2019

Watch this area for breaking news:

VE testing is conducted on the 2nd Saturday
monthly at the VCARA Clubhouse.
Testing is by appointment only
ue to the CoronaVirus issue.

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

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


VCARA is now registered with AmazonSmile.
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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.

Nov 18 – John, K8JWS
Nov 25 – Earl, KB5UEW

Dec 02 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 09 – Ralph, NM5RC
Dec 16 – Greg, KG5OCW
Dec 23 – Al, W5ACW
Dec 30 – Gene, KI5BZI

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 drive-up window.
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.
Masks and social distancing is strictly enforced.


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