Upcoming Events:   February 3rd, 2016

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Communications Exercise 12 Feb 16

The Department of Defense has scheduled a Communications Exercise (COMEX) for Friday February 12, 2016. The exercise will take place between the hours of 05:00 am to 05:00 pm MST. The exercise will test the availability of communications without the use of telephones or the internet.

All U.S. Amateur Radio Operators are encouraged to participate. You do not need to be a member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, American Radio Relay League, or any other amateur radio organization. any and all amateur operators are requested to participate.

Army and Air Force MARS, using regular ham radio call signs, will before forwarding DoD requests for information about your local operating conditions and public infrastructure in your county. Report local conditions as they exist when you respond – no fabricated information, please!

New Mexico hams can contact Army and Air Force MARS stations via 2 meters on MegaLink, 40 meters 7236.5 MHz, and 80 meters 3.939 MHz.

Jeff
W5OMU

All NM ARES\EMCOM HF data modes will use 7,103.5 KHz, USB MT-63-1K Long, with an offset of 500 hz. I know that MARS Stations use MT-63-1K Long with an offset of 1500 hz. Let’s stick with the NM ARES\EMCOM 500 hz offset for the Ham bands to avoid confusion.
Jay Miller
W5WHN

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
2:00PM
Wednesday, Feb 17 , 2016

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Denny%27s/@34.814412,-106.757912,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87221c904ce2dceb:0x9aacb6a5f0cc0e81

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VCARA FEBRUARY CLUB MEETING
TUESDAY, FEB 23 – 7:00pm
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SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY:
BILL MADER, K8TE

Bill Mader, K8TE is a retired broadcast engineer and USAF veteran of 26 years among other careers in electronics and information technology.  His hobbies include ham radio (56 years) and sports cars club racing.  In ham radio, he is focused on DXing, contesting, and station improvements and is a former ARES county emergency coordinator.

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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 New Mexico Techfest
February 27, 2016
http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest

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*Attention*
Valencia County ARES Members

A joint Tri-County Fire Exercise is scheduled for:
Saturday, April 02, 2016
0900-1300 hrs Local

The Tri-County ARES Net will be activated on 146.96 and 146.68
for this exercise.

More information to follow

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