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 April 27, 2021 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Events:

  • Koffee Klatch April 21, 2021 2:00 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net April 21, 2021 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net April 22, 2021 7:30 pm
  • VCARA Monthly Meeting April 27, 2021 7:00 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net April 28, 2021 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019


Will be conducted on ZOOM

April 23 – 7:00pm
Follow the link below to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 971 1535 5215
Passcode: VCARA

Contact Kevin K5ZOO with your questions.


Please remember to check your PC camera
operation before the meeting so that we can see
your smiling face during the meeting.


May 08, 2021
0900 – 1100 local time

Please contact Chris W5CSG
or email:
for your appointment.
Social Distancing strictly enforced
Masks will be mandatory

More information below
under News Items.


VCARA Builders Club
ZOOM meetings are held on alternate
Monday nights at 7pm local time

beginning Monday, April 26.
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.
Testing is by appointment only
due to the Covid-19 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.
is where you need to start in order to
have VCARA receive 0.5% of your purchase.


Click on this link:

New videos and other 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.

Apr 07 – Greg, KG5OCW
Apr 14 – Al, W5ACW
Apr 21 – Gene, KI5BZI
Apr 28 – Elvira, KD5UJQ

May 05 – John, K8JWS
May 12 – Earl, KB5UEW
May 19 – Russ, KD5UJR
May 26 – Ralph, NM5RC

Jun 02 – Greg, KG5OCW
Jun 09 – Al, W5ACW
Jun 16 – Gene, KI5BZI
Jun 23 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jun 30 – 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 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.
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.

Kenwood TS-440SAT HF Transceiver
Includes MC-60 Desk mic

Yaesu FT-890 HF Transceiver
Includes FT-800 PS/Speaker

Astron RS-35M 35amp Power Supply

All above in excellent condition
Contact Tom KA5FRB
(505) 582-2486 or (505) 920-4149



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