This Just In… September 18th, 2014
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DON CHIODA, WA6KQU — SK
Don passed away suddenly on Sep 02, 2014
Rest in peace Don – God speed
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
VCARA was born in 1994
and continues as an active ARRL affiliated ham club.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VCARA
VCARA ANNUAL POTLUCK DINNER
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
DOOR PRIZES AND A RAFFLE FOR A MYSTERY PRIZE
You can’t win a prize if you don’t show up!
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. September 18th, 2014
VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.
Sep 24 – Della, KE5GCG
Oct 01 – David, KF5VTJ
Oct 08 – Charlie, NM5CL
Oct 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Oct 29 – Russ, KD5UJR
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule September 18th, 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.
Sep 20 – Randy, KE5SAW (Antenna project – assemble and raise Tatan Gap vertical – come help out)
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.
♦ 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