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 office in Suite 386)


Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting April 24, 2018 7:00 pm
  • VCARA Monthly Meeting May 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • VCARA Weekly Net April 25, 2018 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events:   November 5th, 2017

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
1330 – 1500
Wednesday,  Apr 25, 2018

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS

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ALBUQUERQUE SPRING TAILGATE
Sponsored by Caravan Club
April 28, 2018
Dawn until 1030 a.m.
Location:
Stoneface Tavern – North parking lot
(Two blocks north of Paseo Del Norte on San Pedro Dr NE)

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MESILLA VALLEY RADIO CLUB BEAN FEED
May 5, 2018
Las Cruces, NM
Details at:
http://www.n5bl.org/beanfeed/beanfeed.htm

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A NEW TAILGATE IN TOWN
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Dawn until 1030 a.m.
Location:
American Legion Post 49
11007 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque
This is the inaugural tailgate event – more info at:
http://caravanradio.org/

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ARRL FIELD DAY 2018
Jun 23 – 24
Location:  Bosque Farms Community Center
Saturday Schedule:
Antenna/radio setup begins at 0800
Lunch is served 1130-1300
Radio operations begin 1200
Sunday Schedule
Breakfast for operators and earlybirds – 0730
Teardown begins 1100
Radio operations QRT – 1200
Available personnel help return all club owned
equipment and supplies to clubhouse.

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37TH ANNUAL ARRL & TAPR
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
September 14-16, 2018
Host: Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, NM
Albuquerque
https://www.tapr.org/dcc.html

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DUKE CITY HAMFEST
ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention

September 21-23, 2018
Isleta Resort and Casino
https://www.dukecityhamfest.org/
Preregistration now open

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This Just In…   November 5th, 2017

Watch this area for breaking news:

 

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

Like us?  Please do.

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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.

Apr 25 – Ralph, NM5RC
Apr 25 – Charlie, NM5CL: 70cm Net

May 02 – Charlie, NM5CL
May 09 – Greg, KG5OCW
May 16 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
May 23 – Russ, KD5UJR
May 30 – Ralph, NM5RC
May 30 – Charlie, NM5CL: 70cm Net

Jun 06 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 13 –  Greg, KG5OCW
Jun 20 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jun 27 – Russ, KD5UJR
Jun 27 – Charlie, NM5CL: 70cm Net

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

The clubhouse is open each Saturday from 0900 until 1200 local time with exception of holidays & other events.
The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Apr 21 – Ty, K5WY
Apr 28 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

May 05 – Ralph, NM5RC
May 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
May 19 – Ty, K5WY
May 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Jun 02 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jun 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jun 16 – Ty, K5WY
Jun 23 – Club closed for Field Day
Jun 30 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

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

 

Marketplace Ads   November 5th, 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
ICOM IC-V8000 2 meter mobile, 75watts
in box with mic and manual

TYT 5888UV Dual Band 2m/440 mobile, 50/40w

No reasonable offer refused

Contact: George, KP4QT
(Email KC5OUR@ARRL.NET for phone number)

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   November 5th, 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