This Just In…   April 20th, 2015

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Passed his General Class exam on April 11, 2015


The April Newsletter is now posted



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

Apr 29 – Russ, KD5UJR

May 06 – Emil, KE5GCH
May 13 – George, K6GTC
May 20 – Della, KE5GCG
May 27 – David, KF5VTJ

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

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.

Apr 25 – Charlie, NM5CL  (ARES Meeting)

May 02 -  Ty, AE5VR
May 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
May 16 – Cliff, KE0CP
May 23 – Charlie, NM5CL  (ARES Meeting)
May 30 – Ralph, NM5RC


VCARA ARES Group – Updates   March 8th, 2015

 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 (VC-AEC).

♦ 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: