This Just In…   September 13th, 2016

Watch this area for breaking news:

W5YI VE Team conducted testing on Sep 10 with these results:

Sam Speaker, KG5ECF upgraded to General Class
Casey Dewey successfully passed test for Technician Class

Congratulations to both gentlemen.




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Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched.   September 13th, 2016

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

Sep 28 – Joyce, KD5IAI

Oct 05 – Charlie, NM5CL
Oct 12 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 19 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Oct 26 – Russ, KD5UJR

Nov 02 – Emil, KE5GCH
Nov 09 – George, K6GTC
Nov 16 – David, KF5VTJ
Nov 23 – Joyce, KD5IAI
Nov 30 – Charlie, NM5CL


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

Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule   September 13th, 2016

The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Sep 24 – Charlie (ARES Meeting)

Oct 01 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Oct 15 – TY, AE5VR
Oct 22- Charlie, NM5CL
Oct 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   September 13th, 2016

 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: