This Just In…   October 11th, 2018

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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.

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

Mar 06 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Mar 13 – John, K8JWS
Mar 20 – Russ, KD5UJR
Mar 27 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (70cm Net)

Apr 03 – Charlie, NM5CL
Apr 10 – Greg, KG5OCW
Apr 17 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Apr 24 – John, K8JWS
Apr 24 – Charlie, NM5CL (70c 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.

Feb 16 – Charlie, NM5CL
Feb 23 –  Earl,KB5UEW (ARES Meeting)

Mar 02 – Ty, K5W
Mar 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Mar 16 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 23 – Earl, KB5UEW (ARES Meeting)
Mar 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   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: