Welcome to VCARA

VCARA Location

386 Rio Communities Blvd (NM47), Suite 302, Belen,NM 
Located at the South end of Valley Community Plaza, upstairs next door to MyBank.
Look for the 50 foot tower with the 3 element beam antenna.
Parking:
Use the West parking lot behind the bank and the outside stairs to Suite 302. (Upstairs above Suite 386, VIA office.)


Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting February 26, 2019 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • VCARA Weekly Net February 20, 2019 8:00 pm
  • Tri-County ARES Net February 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Upcoming Events:   October 11th, 2018

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
1330 – 1500
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS

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2019 New Mexico TechFest
Saturday, February 23, 2019

New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center
1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 8710
Seating is filled for this event.
https://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest/

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NEW MEXICO QSO PARTY
April 13, 2019
8:00am – 8:00pm
http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/
VCARA club members are welcome to
operate from your own QTH or mobile for this event.
Turn your logs in to Ralph, NM5RC .

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ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS
More info to follow

CRI Exercise – Feb 21
Bataan Memorial Marathon – Mar 17
Good Friday/Tome Pilgrimage – Apr 19
TORGV Bike Rally – Apr 28

 

 

This Just In…   October 11th, 2018

Watch this area for breaking news:

 

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I M P O R T A N T   N O T I C E

DUE TO THE SALE OF THE BUILDING OCCUPIED BY VCARA,
WE ARE VACATING THE PREMISES BY NLT 01 MARCH 2019.
ALL CLUB BELONGINGS ARE PACKED AND READY TO BE
MOVED TO STORAGE.

THE FEBRUARY 26 MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE 
HELD AS SCHEDULED.
THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT NET IS NOT AFFECTED 
AND WILL CONTINUE WEEKLY.

PLEASE ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO:
KC5OUR@ARRL.NET

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W5YI VE Test Session
Feb 09, 2019
Al Watters KI5CUX, Los Lunas – Upgraded to General

Congratulations
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VCARA is on Facebook
Follow this link:
https://www.facebook.com/VaCtyARA/

Lots of new items on our page,
please pay a visit – don’t forget to LIKE us
while you are there.

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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
The 70 cm (442.700) net opens immediately following the 2m net on the last Wednesday of the month.

Feb 13 – Ralph, NM5RC
Feb 20 – Charlie, NM5CL
Feb 27 – Greg, KG5OCW
Feb 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (70 cm net)

Mar 06 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Mar 13 – John, K8JWS
Mar 20 – Russ, KD5UJR
Mar 27 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Apr 03 – Charlie, NM5CL
Apr 10 – Greg, KG5OCW
Apr 17 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Apr 24 – John, K8JWS
Apr 24 – Charlie, NM5CL (70c Net)

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

The clubhouse is open each Saturday from 0900 until 1200 local time with exception of holidays & other events.
The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Feb 16 – Charlie, NM5CL
Feb 23 –  Earl, KB5UEW (Special meeting to finalize vacating premises)

Marketplace Ads   October 11th, 2018

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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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   October 11th, 2018

 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 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