This Just In…   May 27th, 2016

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VCARA Elected officers for 2016/17

President: Ralph Clark, NM5RC
Vice President: David Eubank, KF5VTJ
Secretary: Ty Till, AE5VR
Treasurer: Betty Lyon, Associate member

There is no club monthly meeting on June 28
Field Day activity on Jun 25/26 takes precedence.
(Ignore the website calendar, it is wrong.)







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

Jun 22 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 29 – Ralph, NM5RC

Jul 06 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jul 13 – Russ, KD5UJR
Jul 20 – Emil, KE5GCH
Jul 27 – George, K6GTC


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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 25 – Field Day (Club closed)

Jul 02 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jul 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jul 16 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 23 – Ty, AE5VR
Jul 30 – 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   May 27th, 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: