Upcoming Events:   December 16th, 2014

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


KC5OUR Special Event Station
“Christmas In Bethlehem”
on air
December 18 – 24, 2014
10, 15, 20, 40, & 80m  bands

for 2014 QSL card:

SASE  domestic, $2.00 USD foreign
P.O. Box 268
Peralta, NM 87042


“Christmas In Bethelem” Special Event Station
December 18 – 24
Radio Operators needed, sign up with Ralph, NM5RC

2014 Xmas Station Schedule01


This Just In…   December 16th, 2014

Watch this area for breaking news:

The clubhouse will be open and available for club members to operate HF bands
for the Bethlehem SES as follows:

Thursday Dec 18: 0800 – 1600
Friday Dec 19: 0800 – 1600
Saturday Dec 20: 0800 – 1600
Sunday Dec 21: 0900 – 1200

Walk-ins will be allowed to operate if no other club member is on air.
Please check the operator schedule for available time slots.




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

Dec 17 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve, No net
Dec 31 – New Years Eve – No net

Jan 07 – Russ, KD5UJR
Jan 14 – Emil, KE5GCH
Jan 21 – George, K6GTC
Jan 28 – Della, KE5GCG

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.

Dec 20 – Randy, KE5SAW
Dec 27 – Cliff, KE0CP (ARES Meeting)

Jan 03 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 10 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jan 17 – Randy, KE5SAW
Jan 24 – Cliff, KE0CP (ARES Meeting)
Jan 31 – Charlie, NM5CL

Marketplace Ads   November 30th, 2014

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.



VCARA ARES Group – Updates   November 20th, 2014

 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