This Just In…   December 4th, 2016

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VCARA is collecting Toys For Tots for Christmas 2016.
Donations will be delivered to Valencia County Sheriff’s Office Dec 12.

New unwrapped toy donations will be accepted at the VCARA clubhouse
on Saturday Dec 10, 0900-1200
or at the Christmas Dinner, Dec 10, 1700-1900.

Contact person: Charlie, NM5CL


W5YI Volunteer Examiners Chris, W5CSG; Charlie, NM5CL; and Pat KA5PAT conducted a special test session
for Mr. Donald Fromer (ex K8KMV) at his home in Veguita on Saturday, Dec 03.

Mr. Fromer passed Elements 2 and 3 for his General Class license in one setting.
Congratulations and welcome back to the hobby!


The December newsletter is posted.
Thank you, Elvira!




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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone

Dec 14 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 21 – Emil, KE5GCH
Dec 28 – George, K6GTC (Need Sub)

Jan 04 – David, KF5VTJ
Jan  11 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 18 – Ralph, NM5RC (Need  sub)
Jan 25 -  Elvira, KD5UJQ

Feb 01 – Russ, KD5UJR
Feb 08 – Emil, KE5GCH
Feb 15 – George, K6GTC
Feb 22 – David, KF5VTJ

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Net Control Operators: if your plans change please contact Charlie at

The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Dec 10 – Chris (VE Testing)
Dec 17 – Charlie, NM5CL (Bethlehem SES begins)
Dec 24 – Ralph, NM5RC (Bethlehem SES Ends)
Dec 31 – Ty, AE5VR (New Years Eve)

Jan 07 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 14 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jan 21 – Ty, AE5VR
Jan 28 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Feb 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Feb 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Feb 18 – Ty, AE5VR
Feb 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

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


VCARA ARES Group – Updates   December 4th, 2016

 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 Capilla repeater, 146.96 mHz, and begins at 1930 hrs.  All licensed operators are invited to check in to the net.

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: