This Just In…   November 5th, 2017

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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
The 70 cm net opens immediately following the 2m net on the last Wednesday of the month.

Feb 21 – Charlie, NM5CL
Feb 28 – Ralph, NM5RC
Feb 28 – 70 cm net, NCS Charlie, NM5CL

Mar 07 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Mar 14 – Russ, KD5UJR
Mar 21 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 28 – Charlie, NM5CL
Mar 28 – 70 cm net, NCS Charlie, NM5CL

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

The clubhouse is open each Saturday from 0900 until 1200 local time.
The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Feb 24 – Ty, K5WY (ARES Meeting)

Mar 03 – Charlie, NM5CL
Mar 10 –  Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Mar 17 –  Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 24 – Ty, K5WQ (ARES Meeting)
Mar 31 –  Charlie, NM5CL

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


VCARA ARES Group – Updates   November 5th, 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: