This Just In…   November 5th, 2017

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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 25 – Ralph, NM5RC
Apr 25 – Charlie, NM5CL: 70cm Net

May 02 – Charlie, NM5CL
May 09 – Greg, KG5OCW
May 16 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
May 23 – Russ, KD5UJR
May 30 – Ralph, NM5RC
May 30 – Charlie, NM5CL: 70cm Net

Jun 06 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 13 –  Greg, KG5OCW
Jun 20 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jun 27 – Russ, KD5UJR
Jun 27 – Charlie, NM5CL: 70cm Net

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

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.

Apr 21 – Ty, K5WY
Apr 28 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

May 05 – Ralph, NM5RC
May 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
May 19 – Ty, K5WY
May 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Jun 02 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jun 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jun 16 – Ty, K5WY
Jun 23 – Club closed for Field Day
Jun 30 – 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   November 5th, 2017

 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: