This Just In…   October 16th, 2016

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W5YI VE Team conducted testing Oct 08 with these results:

Daniel Alvarez, KC0CID, of Los Lunas, upgraded to General Class
Clayton Norris of Albuquerue, passed Technician and General Class
Rex Hunt of Snow Flake, AZ passed Technician Class

Congratulations to all three gentlemen.




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

Oct 19 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Oct 26 – Russ, KD5UJR

Nov 02 – Emil, KE5GCH
Nov 09 – George, K6GTC
Nov 16 – David, KF5VTJ
Nov 23 – Charlie, NM5CL
Nov 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

Dec 07 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Dec 14 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 21 – Emil, KE5GCH
Dec 28 – George, K6GTC

View Net Protocol 
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.

Oct 22- Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)
Oct 29 – Ralph, NM5RC

Nov 05 – Ty, AE5VR
Nov 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Nov 19 – Charlie, NM5CL
Nov 26 – Ralph, NM5RC (ARES Meeting)

Dec 03 – Ty, AE5VR
Dec 10 – Chris (VE Testing)
Dec 17 – Charlie, NM5CL (Bethlehem SES begins)
Dec 24 – Ralph, NM5RC (Bethlehem SES Ends)
Dec 31 – Ty, AE5VR (New Years Eve)

The above schedule is subject to change.
Please notify NM5CL if you are not available on your scheduled date.


VCARA ARES Group – Updates   October 16th, 2016

 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: