This Just In… August 16th, 2014
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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
VCARA was born in 1994
and continues as an active ARRL affiliated ham club.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VCARA
Saturday, August 16
We had good turnout for the antenna raising at the club. We now have a working 3-band (10, 15 & 20m) vertical on the roof thanks to the efforts of Ralph NM5RC, Ray KU4UW, George K6GTC and Charlie NM5CL. Supervisor duties and testing were handled by Paul N5PR and Ty AE5VR.
Many thanks to Ralph for the donuts and special thanks to Ray for his antenna expertise.
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. August 16th, 2014
VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.
Note: this schedule may change depending on net control operator availability.
Aug 20 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 27 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Sep 03 – Russ, KD5UJR
Sep 10 – Emil – KE5GCH
Sep 17 – George, KE6GTC
Sep 24 – Della, KE5GCG
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule August 16th, 2014
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.
Aug 23 – Randy, KE5SAW (ARES Meeting)
Aug 30 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 06 – Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 13 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Sep 20 – Russ, KD5UJR
Sep 27 – Randy, KE5SAW (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.
♦ 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: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp