This Just In…   October 11th, 2018

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W5YI VE Test Session
Dec 08, 2018

David Fouts KC5ERO, Albuquerque
Upgrade to General Class

Congratulations, David


The old Gap Titan vertical antenna on the club
roof was replaced with a Hustler 5BTV vertical
on Dec 01 and is ready for use on all five bands,
i.e., 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters.

Many thanks to the crew, listed here in alphabetical order:

Andrew NM5AE, Charlie NM5CL, Chris W5CSG,
Chris KG5WVC, Dave WD5LVZ, Earl KB5UEW,
Gene KI5BZI, Greg KG5OCW, John K5JWS,
Mark N9YEX, Ralph NM5RC, Steve AC8PC,
Steve KD5PSF, Ted KCØGUD, & Ty K5WY.


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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
The 70 cm (442.700) net opens immediately following the 2m net on the last Wednesday of the month.

Dec 12 – Greg, KG5OCW
Dec 19 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Dec 26 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (70 cm Net)

Jan 02 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jan 09 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 16 – Greg, KG5OCW
Jan 23 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jan 30 – John, K8JWS
Jan 30 – Charlie, NM5CL (70 cm net)

Feb 06 – Russ, KD5UJR
Feb 13 – Ralph, NM5RC
Feb 20 – Charlie, NM5CL
Feb 27 – Greg, KG5OCW
Feb 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (70 cm net)


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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 with exception of holidays & other events.
The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Dec 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Dec 15 – Ty, K5WY
Dec 22 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)
Dec 29 – Ralph, NM5RC

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

VCARA ARES Group – Updates   October 11th, 2018

 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 URFMS system, and begins at 1930 hrs.  All licensed operators are invited to check in to the net. (In Valencia county, try the 146.960 Capilla repeater.)

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: