Upcoming Events:   October 11th, 2018


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This Just In…   October 11th, 2018

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W5YI VE Test Session
Nov 10, 2018

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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.

Nov 14 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Nov 21 – Russ, KD5UJR
Nov 28 – Ralph, NM5RC
Nov 28 – Charlie, NM5CL (70 cm Net)

Dec 05 – Charlie,NM5CL
Dec 12 – Greg, KG5OCW
Dec 19 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Dec 26 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (70 cm Net)

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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.

Nov 10 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Nov 17 – Ty, K5WY
Nov 24 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Dec 01 – Ralph, NM5RC
Dec 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Dec 15 – Ty, K5WY
Dec 22 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)
Dec 29 – Ralph, NM5RC

The above schedule is subject to change.
Please notify NM5CL if you are not available on your scheduled date.

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.




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