Upcoming Events:   November 15th, 2015

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


Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015





This Just In…   November 15th, 2015

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

Nov 25 – Ralph, NM5RC

Dec 02 – Elvira, KD5JQ
Dec 09 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 16 – Emil, KF5GCH
Dec 23 – George, K6GTC
Dec 30 – Della – KF5GCG

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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.

Nov 28 – Ralph, NM5RC (ARES Meeting)

Dec 05 – Ty, AE5VR
Dec 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Dec 19 – Charlie, NM5CL
Dec 26 – Ralph, NM5RC (ARES Meeting)

The above schedule is subject to change.


Marketplace Ads   November 15th, 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.






VCARA ARES Group – Updates   November 15th, 2015

 ARES Group:
VC DEC/Committee Chairman: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG
VC AEC -  Special Projects: Ralph Clark, NM5RC
VC AEC -  Net Manager: Charlie Lyon, NM5RC
VC AEC – Logistics: George Cusack, K6GTC

♦ 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.  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: All ARES members (and non-members) are invited to attend these meetings to participate in training and field exercises, etc.

  Find FEMA courses required for ARES membership here:  http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp