This Just In…   March 1st, 2019

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A test session was conducted
on Saturday, April 06 and 13.

April 06
Betty Lyon, Los Lunas – Technician
April 13
Casey Dewey, KC5CRD – General
Nathan Henrie, KI5AYO – General

For May 11 test session
Contact W5CSG
Cell: 505-450-7447



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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.

Apr 24 – John, K8JWS
Apr 24 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

May 01 – Earl, KB5UEW
May 08 – Russ, KD5UJR
May 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
May 22 – Charlie, NM5CL
May 29 – Greg, KG5OCW
May 29 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Jun 05 – Elvira,  KD5UJQ
Jun 12 – John, K8JWS
Jun 19 – Earl, KB5UEW
Jun 26 – Russ, KD5UJR
Jun 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

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

Saturday Breakfast Club   March 1st, 2019


Club members are invited to join your fellow hams for informal breakfast and conversation each Saturday morning.  Unless otherwise posted, we meet at the McDonald’s on Main Street, Los Lunas.

0900 – 1030 Local time


VCARA ARES Group – Updates   March 1st, 2019

 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: