This Just In…   March 1st, 2019

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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 145.430MHz (-) 100Hz tone.

May 06 – Greg, KG5OCW
May 13 – Al, W5ACW
May 20 – Gene, KI5BZI
May 27 – Elvira, KD5UJQ

Jun 03 – John, K8JWS
Jun 10 – Earl, KB5UEW
Jun 17 – Russ, KD5UJR
Jun 24 – Ralph, NM5RC

Jul 01 – Greg, KG5OCW
Jul 08 – Al, W5ACW
Jul 15 – Gene, KI5BZI
Jul 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jul 29 – John, K8JWS

Aug 05 – Earl, KB5UEW
Aug 12 – Russ, KD5UJR
Aug 19 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 26 – Greg, KG5OCW

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

Saturday Breakfast Club   March 1st, 2019


Club members and visitors are invited to join your fellow hams for informal breakfast and conversation each Saturday morning. 

Unless otherwise posted, we meet from 0900-1000 local time at the new
McDonald’s on Main Street in front of Home Depot. 

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 10:00 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: