This Just In… March 9th, 2014
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W5YI conducted testing for Ham licenses on Saturday March 8.
Three candidates were tested with these results:
One passed Element 2 for Tech
One passed Elements 2 & 3 for General
One passed Element 4 for Extra
Club member, Bill Deneen, KB9PUI
is confined to home QTH following a second stroke.
Bill can receive phone calls at 505 440-1595
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. March 8th, 2014
VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.
Note: this schedule may change depending on net control operator availability.
Mar 12 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 19 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Mar 26 – Russ, KD5UJR
Apr 02 – Emil, KF5GCH
Apr 19 – George, K6GTC
Apr 16 – Paul, N5PR
Apr 23 – Della, KF5GCG
Apr 30 – Charlie, NM5CL
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule March 8th, 2014
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. Click here for explanation of Saturday events.
Mar 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 22 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)
Mar 29 – George, K6GTC
Apr 05 – Ralph, NM5RC
Apr 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Apr 19 – Charlie, NM5CL
Apr 26 – George, K6GTC (ARES Meeting)
Upcoming Events: February 21st, 2014
Note: Keep an eye here for events that may be of interest to Club members.
The New Mexico QSO Party
Saturday, April 12, 2014
8:00am MST – 8:00pm MST
Details at: http://pages.swcp.com/~n5zgt/nmqsoparty/
Good Friday Tome Procession Event
Friday, April 18
Volunteers needed to provide backup radio comm for Valencia County S.O.
For info and sign up, see George K6GTC or Charlie NM5CL.
VCARA ARES Group – Updates October 29th, 2013
♦ ARES Group: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG, is the chair of the VCARA ARES Committee. He has also the Valencia County District Emergency Coordinator (VC-DEC). Charlie Lyon, NM5CL, is the VCARA-ARES Net Control Operator.
♦ 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. Charlie, NM5CL is net control operator. All licensed operators are invited to check in to the net.
♦ Event Scheduled (recurring) 4th Saturday of each month at 9:00 am at Clubhouse: ARES meeting. Chris, our DEC, would like all ARES members to attend these meetings to receive training, participate in exercises, etc. If you are interested in ARES but not a member yet you are also invited to attend.
♦ Find FEMA courses required for ARES membership here: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp
Marketplace Ads July 26th, 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: email@example.com 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.