Upcoming Events:   August 22nd, 2014

 Note: Keep an eye here for events that might be of interest to Club members.


Alamagordo ARC 30th Annual
August 30, 2014

Details at


Tour Of the Rio Grande Valley 100 mile Bike Race

Sunday, September 14

Volunteers needed for the Valencia county portion of the TORGV bike ride.  Radio operators needed for rest stops in Los Lunas and Belen, and mobile operators to work as SAG wagons where needed.  (Your mileage will be reimbursed.) Times involved will be approximately 0700-1400 local time.  Please contact Charlie NM5CL if you can participate.


Rio Communities Founder’s Day Parade

Saturday, September 20

Volunteer radio operators are needed for the RC Parade.  Rio Communities is a VCARA served agency, and we have been asked to provide radio communications support on this first major event in their history.  The parade route is from the golf course to Hwy 47, ending at the East parking lot by our clubhouse.

We need to provide five hams with HTs for various locations along the parade route, and will take no more than three hours of our time, 1200-1400 local time.  This is our chance to bond with our home community, for their benefit and ours.

Please contact Charlie NM5CL with your availability to participate.


VCARA Annual Potluck Dinner

Tuesday, September 23

Burgers, Hot Dogs and drinks furnished by the club.
Please bring a side dish or desert .
Suggestions: Enchiladas, chile, casseroles, potato salad, fried chicken, etc.


VCARA 20th Anniversary Special Event Station
Saturday, November 01, 2014

Will be on air, HF SSB/CW and VHF (146.700) from 0600 until 1800 local time.

Operators for the club station are needed

Follow this link to see what times are available,
then sign up with Ralph NM5RC or Charlie NM5CL.
Special Event Op Schedule

Marketplace Ads   July 10th, 2013

Note: The following listings are for ham equipment owned by Club members. The VCARA has no financial interest in these items unless specifically noted in the Ad. To place an ad include description of equipment you personally own, asking price, name & call sign and how to contact you and email to: kc5our@arrl.net  Listings will be posted with the posting date appended. Ads will remain in the listings for 30 days unless you indicate you wish it to continue for another 30 days.

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