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 September 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • VCARA Weekly Net September 18, 2019 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019

Sep 14, 2019
10:00 – 12:00 MDT

Testing will be conducted at the
VCARA clubhouse located at
700 Camelot Blvd SW, Los Lunas.
(Building in SW corner of parking lot)

Contact VCARA at kc5our@arrl.net
for further information.


Sep 11, 2019
DENNY’S in Los Lunas
Every other Wednesday
beginning at 1330 local time.


Harvey Houses On The Air (HOTA)
September 14, 2019
Sponsored by VCARA

Duke City HamFest (DCHF)
September 20-22, 2019

Socorro Hamfest
October 19

Socorro Hamfest

Check this site regularly

for updates



This Just In…   March 1st, 2019

Watch this area for breaking news:

The Valencia County Meadow Lake repeater
was placed in service on Saturday Sep 7.
145.430 MHz (-) 100 Hz PL tone

Click on this link:

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 146.700MHz (-) 100Hz tone
The 70 cm (442.700) net opens immediately following the 2m net on the last Wednesday of the month.

Sep 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 11 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 18 – Greg, KG5OCW
Sep 25 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Sep 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Oct 02 – John, K8JWS
Oct 09 – Earl, KB5UEW
Oct 16 – Chris, KG5WVC
Oct 23 – Russ, KD5UJR
Oct 30 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 30 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Nov 06 – Charlie, NM5CL
Nov 13 – Greg, KG5OCW
Nov 20 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Nov 27 – John, K8JWS
Nov 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

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

Saturday Breakfast Club   March 1st, 2019


Club members are invited to join your fellow hams for informal breakfast and conversation each Saturday morning.  Unless otherwise posted, we meet at the McDonald’s on Main Street at Los Lentes, from
0900 – 1000 Local time. Non club members are welcome to join us.


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.



Some of the ham items up for sale include:
Drake T-4XB Transmitter
Drake R-4B Receiver
Kenwood TS-480 Transceiver

Kevin Welander, K5ZOO
email: kevinwelander@msn.com




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