Upcoming Events:   August 22nd, 2015

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


Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015



OCTOBER 15, 2015
1015-1115 MDT

The Tri-County ARES Net will be activated for this exercise.
Please monitor 146.960 MHz and check-in with NCS.

More info at:



This Just In…   August 22nd, 2015

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

Oct 07 – Elvira, KD5UJQ (NM5CL – Alternate)
Oct 14 – Russ, KD5UJR (NM5CL – Alternate)
Oct 21 – Emil, KE5GCH
Oct 28 – George, K6GTC

Nov 04 – Della, KE5GCG
Nov 11 – David, KD5VTJ
Nov 18 – Charlie, NM5CL
Nov 25 – Ralph, NM5RC

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Net Control Operators: if your plans change please contact Charlie at nm5cl@att.net

The following is the schedule for the Saturdays (9:00 am to Noon) the clubhouse will be open and what Board of Directors member will be on hand to open the facility.

Oct 10  – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Oct 17 – Ty, AE5VR
Oct 24 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)
Oct 31 – Ralph, NM5RC

Nov 07 – Ty, AE5VR
Nov 14 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Nov 21 – Charlie, NM5CL
Nov 28 – Ralph, NM5RC (ARES Meeting)

The above schedule is subject to change.


Marketplace Ads   August 22nd, 2015

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.






VCARA ARES Group – Updates   August 22nd, 2015

 ARES Group:
VC DEC/Committee Chairman: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG
VC AEC -  Special Projects: Ralph Clark, NM5RC
VC AEC -  Net Manager: Charlie Lyon, NM5RC
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:  http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp