This Just In…   May 27th, 2015

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VCARA Officer election was held at the Annual Meeting, May 26, 2015.
The elected officers for Fiscal Year 2015-16:

President: Charlie NM5CL
Vice-President: Russ KD5UJR
Secretary: Ty AE5VR
Treasurer: Ralph NM5RC





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

May 27 – David, KF5VTJ

Jun 03 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 10 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jun 17 – Elvira, KD 5URQ
Jun 24 – Russ, KD5UJQ

Jul 01 – Emil, KE5GCH
Jul 08 – George, K6GTC
Jul 15 – Della, KE5GCG
Jul 22 – David, KF5VTJ
Jul 29 – Charlie, NM5CL


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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.

May 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

Jun 06 – Ty, AE5VR
Jun 13 – Chris W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jun 20 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 27 – Club closed, Field Day

Jul 04 – Club Closed, Holiday
Jul 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jul 18 – To be announced
Jul 25 – To be announced (ARES Meeting)


VCARA ARES Group – Updates   May 27th, 2015

 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 (VC-AEC).

♦ 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: