This Just In…   September 25th, 2014

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The Club Roster has been updated as of 9/5/2014 and is available here.


VCARA was born in 1994
and continues as an active ARRL affiliated ham club.






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Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched.   September 25th, 2014

VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.

Oct 01 – David, KF5VTJ
Oct 08 – Charlie, NM5CL
Oct 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Oct 29 – Russ, KD5UJR

Nov 05 – Emil KE5GCH
Nov 12 – George, K6GTC
Nov 19 – Della, KE5GCG
Nov 26 – David, KF5VTJ

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

Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule   September 25th, 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.

Oct 04 – Cliff, KE0CP
Oct 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Oct 18 – Randy, KE5SAW
Oct 25  – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Nov 01 – Charlie, NM5CL (Open at 0600 for SES)
Nov 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Nov 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Nov 22 – Randy, KE5SAW (ARES Meeting)
Nov 29 – Charlie, NM5CL

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.

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: