This Just In…   October 23rd, 2014

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passed from this life on October 06, 2014.

Bill was a member of VCARA and volunteered his services each field day for many years.


VCARA was born in 1994
and continues as an active ARRL affiliated ham club.






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

Oct 29 – Russ, KD5UJR

Nov 05 – Emil KE5GCH
Nov 12 – George, K6GTC
Nov 19 – Della, KE5GCG
Nov 26 – David, KF5VTJ

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

The following is the schedule for the Saturdays (9:00 am to Noon) the clubhouse will be open and what Board of Directors member will be on hand to open the facility. Click here for explanation of Saturday events.

Oct 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Nov 01 – Charlie, NM5CL (Open at 0600 for SES)
Nov 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Nov 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Nov 22 – Randy, KE5SAW (ARES Meeting)
Nov 29 – Charlie, NM5CL

VCARA ARES Group – Updates   October 14th, 2014

 ARES Group: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG, is the chair of the VCARA ARES Committee. He has also the Valencia County District Emergency Coordinator (VC-DEC). Charlie Lyon, NM5CL, is the VCARA-ARES Net Control Operator.

♦ 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. Charlie, NM5CL is net control operator. 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: ARES meeting. Chris, our DEC, would like all ARES members to attend these meetings to receive training, participate in exercises, etc. If you are interested in ARES but not a member yet you are also invited to attend.

  Find FEMA courses required for ARES membership here: