Upcoming Events:   April 20th, 2015

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This Just In…   April 20th, 2015

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The May Newsletter is posted





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

May 20 – Della, KE5GCG
May 27 – David, KF5VTJ

Jun 03 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 10 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jun 17 – Elvira, KD 5URQ
Jun 24 – Russ, KD5UJQ

Jul 01 – Emil, KE5GCH
Jul 08 – George, K6GTC
Jul 15 – Della, KE5GCG
Jul 22 – David, KF5VTJ
Jul 29 – Charlie, NM5CL


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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.

May 23 – Charlie, NM5CL  (ARES Meeting)
May 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

The below schedules are subject to change
Jun 06 – Ty, AE5VR
Jun 13 – Chris W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jun 20 – Cliff, KE0CP
Jun 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Jul 04 – Holiday, Club Closed
Jul 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jul 18 – Ty, AE5VR
Jul 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)


Marketplace Ads   April 20th, 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.



746 PRO Transceiver w/hand mic, original box
ICOM PS125 Power Supply
ICOM 706 MKIIG, w/hand mic, Op Manual, original box
Kenwood TMV7A Dual Band
High Sierra Sidekick 10-80m Screwdriver antenna
Outbacker Perth 10-80m antenna

If interested, contact Richard:

posted 04/01/2015



VCARA ARES Group – Updates   March 8th, 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