This Just In…   August 30th, 2014

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



SEPTEMBER 23 – 6:00pm

This potluck will be held downstairs at the clubhouse

Cooking by Chef John, KD0MHO
Side dishes by membership – bring your favorite eats to share
Liquid refreshments will be supplied by the club

You can’t win a prize if you don’t show up!




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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.

Sep 03 – Russ, KD5UJR
Sep 10 – Emil – KE5GCH
Sep 17 – George, KE6GTC
Sep 24 – Della, KE5GCG

Oct 01 – David, KF5VTJ
Oct 08 – Charlie, NM5CL
Oct 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Oct 29 – Russ, KD5UJR

View Net Protocol 
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.

Sep 06 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 13 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Sep 20 – Randy, KE5SAW
Sep 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Oct 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Oct 18 – Randy, KE5SAW
Oct 25 Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

VCARA ARES Group – Updates   October 29th, 2013

 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: