This Just In… May 23rd, 2013
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♦ Annual Election Meeting: During the regular monthly meeting on May 28 we will be electing our new Board of Directors. Current nominees are: George Cusack for President, Charlie Lyon for Vice President, Emil Crawford for Secretary and Ralph Clark for Treasurer. We will accept additional nominations prior to the election. This is your club. You have a stake in how it is run and who runs it. We encourage all Club members to attend and participate.
♦ The club will be closed Saturday May 25 for Memorial Day weekend.
* The May issue of Dots~N~Dashes is now posted and can be read at this link: VCARA May 2013 Newsletter
*The results of the 2013 New Mexico QSO Party have been published. Congratulations to KC5OUR for its fine showing.
Click here to view the results:
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. May 23rd, 2013
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.
May 29 – Charlie, NM5CL
June 5 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
June 12 – Russ, KD5UJR
June 19 -Paul, N5PR
June 26 – Charlie, NM5CL
July 3 – Ralph, NM5RC
July 10 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
July 17 – Russ, KD5UJR
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Net Control Operators: if your plans change please contact Charlie, NM5CL@att.net to change this schedule.
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule May 23rd, 2013
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.
May 25 – Club closed for Memorial Day weekend.
June 1 – Cliff, KE0CP
Jun 8 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Test Session)
Jun 15 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 22 – Paul, N5PR (VCARES meeting)
Jun 29 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 6 – Charlie, NM5CL
Marketplace Ads May 23rd, 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
♦ For Sale: Icom IC-7000 with unused RMK-7000 remote mount kit. Also an LDG IT-100 antenna tuner. All items are near new with very little use. Asking $1000.00 for all items together. Don’t want to split them up. Second, I also have an Icom IC-V8000 mobile 2 meter rig. Light use. Original box and manual. Asking $150.00. Contact Ken, N7ZAP, via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ For Sale (Price Reduced!): Kenwood TS-940S/AT, 100-watt HF transceiver with automatic antenna tuner. Excellent condition, fully operational - no scratches. One owner, non-smoker. Includes MC-60 desk microphone with stand, owner’s manual & shipping carton. This would be a superb starter or second transceiver; it’s all solid state and has its own internal power supply, at a fraction of the price of a new transceiver.
$900 $795 or best offer. Contact Cliff, KE0CP at email@example.com.
♦ For Sale: Kenwood TS-520S HF transceiver with vacuum tube finals. Includes original manual, microphone with stand, external 520 speaker and DG5 external digital display. It appears to work. This is Club surplus equipment - from an estate liquidation. Will sell as a single lot with or without the external speaker. Will consider any resonable offer. Proceeds will go directly to the Club kitty. Contact Cliff, KE0CP at firstname.lastname@example.org or any Club officer.
* For Sale: MFJ-299 Desk Mic, Compressor/Graphic Equalizer (Works well with Kenwood Xcvr); MFJ-945E Mobile Tuner,new; MFJ-815 Deluxe HF SWR Wattmeter, used; MFJ-989C VERSA TUNER V, reconditioned; RFC 2-117 2-Meter Mobile Amp, 10W in-170W out, untested. Price negotiable on all items, satisfaction or your money back. Contact Charlie, NM5CL at email@example.com
VCARA ARES Group – Updates April 24th, 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.
♦ ARES Net: The net meets every other Wednesday on the same day as the Coffee Klatch. The net is held on the VCARA repeater at 146.700 MHz negative offset, 100Hz tone, beginning at 7:30 pm local time with Charlie Lyon, NM5CL, as net control operator. All licensed operators are welcome to check into 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