This Just In…   August 13th, 2016

Watch this area for breaking news:


Greg Mershon KG5OCW, 07/05/2016
Lyle Bowen (unlicensed), 08/17/2016
David Pledger KD6GMU, 08/23/2016




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

Aug 31 – Russ, KD5UJR

Sep 07 – Emil, KE5GCH
Sep 14 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 21 – David, KF5VTJ
Sep 28 – Joyce, KD5IAI


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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.

Sep 03 – Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 10 – Chris (VE Testing)
Sep 17 – Ty, AE5VR
Sep 24 – Charlie (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   August 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: