This Just In…   January 16th, 2017

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The 2 meter antenna replacement project at the 146.700 repeater site
is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, weather permitting.

Repeater chairman is still looking for ground help…
A minimum of three ground personnel is required

Please contact Charlie, NM5CL
if you’re available for a couple hours beginning 0900L






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

Feb 22 – Charlie, NM5CL

Mar 01 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 08 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Mar 15 – Russ, KD5UJR
Mar 22 – George, K6GTC
mar 29 – David, KF5VTJ

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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.

Feb 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Mar 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Mar 18 – Ty, AE5VR
Mar 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

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


VCARA ARES Group – Updates   January 16th, 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: