This Just In… December 10th, 2013
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There was excellent attendance at the clubhouse on Saturday, Dec 7, with 12 licensed hams signed in. We had technical and not-so-technical talk around the table, and a few operated the HF radio.
Arrangements were made for the clubhouse to be open all weekend (while 10m is open) beginning Friday evening, Dec 13 for avid 10m contesters. Contact Ty, AE5VR if you would like to get on the air during the contest.
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. December 7th, 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.
Dec 18 – Emil, KE5GCH
Dec 26 – George, K6GTC
Jan 01 – Paul, N5PR
Jan 08 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jan 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Jan 29 – Russ, KD5UJR
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule December 7th, 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.
Dec 14 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Dec 21 – Emil, KE5GCH
Dec 28 – Ralph, NM5RC (ARES Meeting)
Jan 07 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 14 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jan 21 – George, K6GTC
Jan 28 – Emil, KE5GCH (ARES Meeting)
Upcoming Events: November 24th, 2013
Note: Keep an eye here for events that may be of interest to Club members.
December 17 VCARA Christmas Party
The 2013 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association Christmas Party will be held at Teofilo’s Restaurant, 144 Main Street, Los Lunas, at 1800L on Tuesday, December 17. The menu choices are:
Cheese Enchilada Dinner served with refritos and arroz
Beef Taco Dinner served with refritos and arroz
One Beef and One Bean Burrito served with arroz
Includes sopaipillas, salsa and chips, and non-alcoholic beverage
The cost, with tax and gratuity, will be about $14 per person. There is no need to pay in advance, and there is no need to make your menu selection in advance. We just need to know if you are coming. You can let me know on the net, on Saturdays at the clubhouse, at the October and November meetings, or by sending an email to: President@kc5our.com .
December 18 – December 24 Special Event Bethlehem Station
Christmas Greetings Around the World from Bethlehem, New Mexico
Call or email Ralph, NM5RC, 821-7636 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the schedule.
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
In Memoriam October 15th, 2013
We are sad to announce that long-time VCARA member Charlotte R. Gaussoin, KD5OHZ, passed away October 9, 2013. She was the wife of Everett (Goose) Gaussoin, K5EMH. Charlotte may not have liked talking on the radio, but her field of expertise was organizing and conducting the various social functions of the club for many years. Field Days, Christmas Dinners, Special Events and regular club meeting nights had Charlotte’s mark in that she made sure there was plenty of food for everyone. Her smile and greeting will be missed by everyone.
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.