This Just In…   January 16th, 2017

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

Jun 14 – Emil, KE5GCH (Welcome back)
Jun 21 – George, K6GTC
Jun 28 – David, KF5VTJ

Jul 05 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jul 12 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 19 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jul 26 – Russ, KD5UJR

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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.

Jun 17 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jun 24 – Clubhouse closed for Field Day

Jul 01 – Ty, AE5VR
Jul 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jul 15 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jul 22 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 29 – Ty, AE5VR (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   January 16th, 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: