Special Events


Each Year VCARA operates a special event station during the week before Christmas. Check our web site for announcements or QST Magazine for the specific dates regarding this special event from Bethlehem, New Mexico. Stations contacting KC5OUR will receive a custom QSL Card in exchange for  one of their QSL cards and a SASE. The VCARA Bethlehem QSL card is custom designed each year with that year’s date, therefore never the same, making it a collector’s item. 

The Fred Harvey name will forever be associated with the high-quality restaurants, hotels, and resorts situated along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway in the American Southwest. The Fred Harvey Company surprised travelers, who were accustomed to “dingy beaneries” staffed with “rough waiters,” by presenting attractive, courteous servers known as the Harvey Girls.

VCARA, operating as club station KC5OUR, started this special event in 2017 and conducts it annually on the second Saturday in September to celebrate and pay tribute to Fred Harvey and his Harvey Girls, and can usually be found on the 20 meter band from 0800 through 1600 hrs New Mexico time. Our base station for this event is located inside the Harvey House Museum in Belen, NM.

All stations which make contact with KC5OUR will receive a custom QSL card after we receive your SASE. Information is on QRZ.com/KC5OUR.