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 July 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Events:

  • VCARA Weekly Net July 8, 2020 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net July 9, 2020 7:30 pm
  • W5YI VE Testing July 11, 2020 9:00 am
  • Koffee Klatch July 15, 2020 2:00 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net July 15, 2020 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019

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VE TESTING WILL BE CONDUCTED
JULY 11, 2020
0900 – 1100
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please contact Chris W5CSG
csgillespie@msn.com
for your appointment.
Social Distancing strictly enforced
Masks will be mandatory

ATTENTION CANDIDATES
Please wait outdoors upon arrival.
You will be checked in and then
escorted into the building.
Call 505-450-7447
or 505-450-8536
if you arrive after 0900.

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SOME ACTIVITIES AT THE CLUBHOUSE
ARE SUSPENDED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

WATCH THIS SITE FOR UPDATES
ON RESUMED ACTIVITIES.

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 SATURDAY BREAKFAST CLUB
TO BEGIN AGAIN SOON.
WATCH THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS.

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This Just In…   March 1st, 2019

Watch this area for breaking news:

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The VCARA Breakfast Club met at the clubhouse
on Saturday, June 20 with 16 members
and one guest attending.
It was good to see Richard N0BAD (ex KB5NTL) again.
Thanks for dropping by, Richard.

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W5YI TEST SESSION RESULTS:
JUNE 13, 2020
Five candidates tested
Four gained Technician Class license.
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The 2020 DUKE CITY HAMFEST (DCHF)
has been canceled.
Look forward to it’s return in 2021.

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VCARA is now registered with AmazonSmile.
https://smile.amazon.com/
is where you need to start in order to
have VCARA receive 0.5% of your purchase.

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< FOLLOW VCARA ON FACEBOOK >
Click on this link:
https://www.facebook.com/VaCtyARA/

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.

Jul 01 – Greg, KG5OCW
Jul 08 – Al, W5ACW
Jul 15 – Gene, KI5BZI
Jul 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jul 29 – John, K8JWS

Aug 05 – Earl, KB5UEW
Aug 12 – Russ, KD5UJR
Aug 19 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 26 – Greg, KG5OCW

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

Saturday Breakfast Club   March 1st, 2019

CARRY OUT SERVICE ONLY ON JUNE 20
AT LOS LUNAS McD.
Sit down service opening soon.
Stay tuned for announcement

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

Unless otherwise posted, we meet from 0900-1000 local time at the new
McDonald’s on Main Street in front of Home Depot. 

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.

 

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HEATHKIT
SB-220 LINEAR AMPLIFIER
1.5KW Rated
Like new condition
with many modifications
and upgrades.
With original Heathkit manual
and lots of spare parts.
Contact:
nm5cl@att.net

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SOLD
Gap Titan HF Antenna
Complete and partially assembled
Was working when taken down
Make an offer
Contact: kc5our@arrl.net

 

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FOR SALE
Elecraft K3s (loaded)
Like new condition.

Contains:
K3s/100K 100W Transceiver
KAT3A 100W ATU
KRX3A-K High Performance Subreceiver
MH4 Hand Held Microphone
KDVR3 Digital Voice Recorder
Matching filters for main and sub receiver:
KFL3B-FM-IR 13kHz (FM/AM) Filter x2
KFL3A-6K-IR 6kHz (FM/ESSB) Filter x2
KFL3A-2.8-2.7 Upgrade from standard 2.7 x2
KFL3C-400 400Hz Filter x2
KFL3C-200 200Hz Filter x2
KBPF3A General Coverate RX Band-pass Filters x2
KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator
P3 Panadapter
P3TXMON – Transmit monitor for P3
DCHF-2000 – 2000W transmission line tap for P3TXMON
P3SVGA – P3 Video/FFT adapter

Also includes all original manufactures manuals and Fred Caddy’s K3s/P3 book.

Original price was approaching $9000.
Asking $6500. Serious inquiries only.

Contact: 
n5day@ridley.net
OR
kc5our@arrl.net

 

 

 

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