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 March 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Events:

  • VCARA Weekly Net March 3, 2021 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net March 4, 2021 7:30 pm
  • Koffee Klatch March 10, 2021 2:00 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net March 10, 2021 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net March 11, 2021 7:30 pm

Upcoming Events:   March 1st, 2019

March 23 – 7:00pm
Will be conducted on ZOOM

The URL and instructions for joining the meeting
were previously emailed to members.
The link you received earlier is good
for all future meetings.
Contact Kevin K5ZOO with your questions.


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

Mar 13, 2021
0900 – 1100
Please contact Chris W5CSG
or email:
for your appointment.
Social Distancing strictly enforced
Masks will be mandatory


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 CoronaVirus 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.


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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.

Mar 03 -Elvira, KD5UJQ
Mar 10 – John, K8JWS
Mar 17 – Earl, KB5UEW
Mar 24 – Russ, KD5UJR
Mar 31 – Ralph, NM5RC

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