This Just In…   September 8th, 2014

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VCARA

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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!

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

Sep 17 – David, KF5VTJ
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 20 – Randy, KE5SAW (Antenna project – assemble and raise Tatan Gap vertical – come help out)
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)

Upcoming Events:   September 8th, 2014

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

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Tour Of the Rio Grande Valley 100 mile Bike Race

Sunday, September 14

VCARA is providing five radio operators for the TORGV event.
Primary operating frequency will be 146.960 (Capilla)
Backup frequency will be 145.130 (URFMS)

Many thanks go out to the volunteers.

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Rio Communities Founder’s Day Parade

Saturday, September 20

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.  We now have sufficient VCARA volunteers to provide radio communications along the parade route.

The parade route is from the Country Club to Golf Course Road , then east to NM47,  continuing north using the southbound lanes and ending at the East parking lot by our clubhouse.  Note: Golf Course Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 1200 until 1500.

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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.

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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(2)

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2014 SOCORRO HAMFEST
OCTOBER 18, 2014
8:00 am – 2:00pm

<http://www.socorroara.org/hamfest.html#sessions>

Questions? Contact Al, AC5BX at JUNO dot COM .

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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.

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