Upcoming Events:   July 12th, 2015

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This Just In…   July 12th, 2015

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The June Newsletter is now posted.


W5YI VE team conducted testing on Jul 11 with these results:

Four candidates tested for Element 2, Technician
with three passing.

Congratulations to:
Philip Marns
Kathy Sansom
Raymond Sansom



Posted in VCARA News | Comments Closed

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

Jul 29 – Charlie, NM5CL

Aug 05 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 12 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Aug 19 – Russ, KD5UJR
Aug 26 – Emil, KF5GCH

Sep 02 – George, K6GTC
Sep 09 – Della, KF5GCG
Sep 15 – David, KF5TJ
Sep 23 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

View Net Protocol 
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.

Aug 01 – Ty, AE5VR
Aug 08 – Chris (VE Testing)
Aug 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 22 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Training)
Aug 29 – Ty, AE5VR

Sep  05 -Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Sep 19 -  Ty, AE5VR
Sep 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Training)

The above schedule is subject to change.


Marketplace Ads   July 12th, 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.


Disassembled and ready to transport
Comes with complete rebuild kit

Contact Charlie, NM5CL




VCARA ARES Group – Updates   June 13th, 2015

 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 (VC-AEC).

♦ 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.

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: 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