Upcoming Events:   September 2nd, 2014

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

♦♦

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
6:00pm
THIS WILL BE AN OUTDOOR EVENT
TABLES WILL BE SET UP IN THE BREEZEWAY DOWNSTAIRS
COME ONE – COME ALL

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(1)

This Just In…   August 30th, 2014

Watch this area for breaking news:

♦♦
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

VCARA was born in 1994
and continues as an active ARRL affiliated ham club.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VCARA

♦♦

VCARA ANNUAL POTLUCK DINNER
SEPTEMBER 23 – 6:00pm

This potluck will be held downstairs at the clubhouse

Cooking by Chef John, KD0MHO
Side dishes by membership – bring your favorite eats to share
Liquid refreshments will be supplied by the club

DOOR PRIZES AND A RAFFLE FOR A MYSTERY PRIZE
You can’t win a prize if you don’t show up!

♦♦

 

 

Posted in VCARA News | Comments Closed

VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.

Sep 03 – Russ, KD5UJR
Sep 10 – Emil – KE5GCH
Sep 17 – George, KE6GTC
Sep 24 – Della, KE5GCG

Oct 01 – David, KF5VTJ
Oct 08 – Charlie, NM5CL
Oct 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Oct 29 – Russ, KD5UJR

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. Click here for explanation of Saturday events.

Sep 06 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 13 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Sep 20 – Randy, KE5SAW
Sep 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Oct 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Oct 18 – Randy, KE5SAW
Oct 25 Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

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.

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

 

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.

♦♦
Currently there are no listings