This Just In…   November 5th, 2017

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Results of the W5YI Test session conducted on Nov 11:

Jeffrey Inman, Albuquerque – Technician
Christopher Taylor, Santa Fe – Technician

Congratulations to both gentlemen.



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

Nov 22 – Greg, KG5OCW
Nov 29 – Charlie, NM5CL

Dec 06 – Ralph, NM5RC
Dec 13 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Dec 20 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 29 – Emil, K5GCH

Jan 03 – George, K6GTC
Jan 10 – Greg, KG5OCW
Jan 17 –  Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 24 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jan 31 – Elvira, KD5UJQ

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

The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Nov 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Dec 02 – Ralph, NM5RC
Dec 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Dec 16 – Ty, K5WY
Dec 23 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)
Dec 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

Jan 06 – Ty, K5WY
Jan 13 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jan 20 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 27 – Ralph, NM5RC (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: