This Just In…   July 10th, 2017

Watch this area for breaking news:


W5YI will not be testing at VCARA clubhouse in August
due to Duke City Ham Fest on Aug 11, 12 & 13.

All persons wishing to test for Ham license
are invited to attend the test session
at the DCHF in Albuquerque.

Check the link below for test schedule







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

Aug 16 – David, KF5VTJ
Aug 23 – Charlie, NM5CL
Aug 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

Sep 06 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Sep 13 – Russ, KD5UJR
Sep 20 – Emil, K5GCH
Sep 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.

Aug 12 – Clubhouse closed for Duke City HF
Aug 19 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 26 – Ty, K5WY (ARES Meeting)

Sep 02 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 09 – Chris, W5CSG
Sep 16 – Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 23 – Ty, K5WY (ARES Meeting)
Sep 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   July 10th, 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: