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VCARA Clubhouse Location: 302 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen,NM - Located upstairs via covered stairway next door to MyBank. Use West parking lot. Look for the tower and antenna.

Next VCARA Net:

  • VCARA Weekly Net September 2, 2015 8:00 pm

Next Club Meeting:
  • VCARA Monthly Meeting September 22, 2015 7:00 pm

 

Upcoming Events:   August 22nd, 2015

 Note: Keep an eye here for events that might be of interest to Club members.

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
2:00PM
Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Denny%27s/@34.814412,-106.757912,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87221c904ce2dceb:0x9aacb6a5f0cc0e81

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TOUR OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY 2015
Bicycle Tour
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015
0800-1500 hrs
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
http://www.newmexicosportsonline.com/Cycling/TOUR-OF-THE-RIO-GRANDE-VALLEY–2015/17234

Contact:  Charlie, NM5CL

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SOCORRO HAMFEST
OCTOBER 03, 2015
http://www.socorroara.org/

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This Just In…   August 22nd, 2015

Watch this area for breaking news:

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Posted in VCARA News | Comments Closed

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

Sep 02 – George, K6GTC (NM5CL backup)
Sep 09 – Della, KF5GCG
Sep 15 – David, KF5TJ
Sep 23 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

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

The following is the schedule for the Saturdays (9:00 am to Noon) the clubhouse will be open and what Board of Directors member will be on hand to open the facility.

Sep  05 -Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Sep 19 -  Ty, AE5VR
Sep 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Training)

The above schedule is subject to change.

 

Marketplace Ads   August 22nd, 2015

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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NO ITEMS LISTED AT THIS TIME

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   August 22nd, 2015

 ARES Group:
VC DEC/Committee Chairman: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG
VC AEC -  Special Projects: Ralph Clark, NM5RC
VC AEC -  Net Manager: Charlie Lyon, NM5RC
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