Welcome to VCARA

VCARA Location

302 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen,NM - Located at the South end of Valley Community Plaza, next door to MyBank. Use the West parking lot and the outside stairs to Suite 302,
Look for the 50 foot tower with the 3 element beam antenna.

Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting December 27, 2016 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • Tri-County ARES Net December 8, 2016 7:30 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net December 14, 2016 8:00 pm
 

Upcoming Events:   December 4th, 2016

 

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
2:00PM
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Denny%27s/@34.814412,-106.757912,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87221c904ce2dceb:0x9aacb6a5f0cc0e81

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DECEMBER CLUB EVENTS

December 10 – Annual Christmas Dinner, 5:00pm, Henrietta’s, Los Lunas
December 17 – VCARA “Christmas In Bethlehem” SES begins, 7:00am
December 17 – VCARA Waffle Breakfast at club, 8:00-10:00am
December 24 – VCARA “Christmas In Bethlehem” SES ends, 11:00pm
December 25 – Christmas Day – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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The protocol for the Bethlehem Event is posted
on the club website
under VCARA Pages/Special Events
(The Blue Box on the right side of this page)

There you will find the Long and Short versions of the script
and also a log sheet, all of which may be printed out.

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This Just In…   December 4th, 2016

Watch this area for breaking news:

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TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
VCARA is collecting Toys For Tots for Christmas 2016.
Donations will be delivered to Valencia County Sheriff’s Office Dec 12.

New unwrapped toy donations will be accepted at the VCARA clubhouse
on Saturday Dec 10, 0900-1200
or at the Christmas Dinner, Dec 10, 1700-1900.

Contact person: Charlie, NM5CL

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W5YI Volunteer Examiners Chris, W5CSG; Charlie, NM5CL; and Pat KA5PAT conducted a special test session
for Mr. Donald Fromer (ex K8KMV) at his home in Veguita on Saturday, Dec 03.

Mr. Fromer passed Elements 2 and 3 for his General Class license in one setting.
Congratulations and welcome back to the hobby!

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The December newsletter is posted.
Thank you, Elvira!

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

Dec 14 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 21 – Emil, KE5GCH
Dec 28 – George, K6GTC (Need Sub)

Jan 04 – David, KF5VTJ
Jan  11 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 18 – Ralph, NM5RC (Need  sub)
Jan 25 -  Elvira, KD5UJQ

Feb 01 – Russ, KD5UJR
Feb 08 – Emil, KE5GCH
Feb 15 – George, K6GTC
Feb 22 – David, KF5VTJ

View Net Protocol 
Net Control Operators: if your plans change please contact Charlie at nm5cl@att.net

The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.

Dec 10 – Chris (VE Testing)
Dec 17 – Charlie, NM5CL (Bethlehem SES begins)
Dec 24 – Ralph, NM5RC (Bethlehem SES Ends)
Dec 31 – Ty, AE5VR (New Years Eve)

Jan 07 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jan 14 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Jan 21 – Ty, AE5VR
Jan 28 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Feb 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Feb 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Feb 18 – Ty, AE5VR
Feb 25 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

The above schedule is subject to change.
Please notify NM5CL if you are not available on your scheduled date.

 

Marketplace Ads   December 4th, 2016

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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FOR SALE AT CLUBHOUSE

ASTRON MODEL RS-35M POWER SUPPLY – SOLD
DUAL BAND (2M/70CM) MOBILE XCVR, MODEL IC-3200A – SOLD
VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER, MODEL IC-M1  – SOLD
JO-GUNN INLINE WATTMETER
VTVM, EICO MODEL 222
RF MILLIVOLTMETER, HP 411A
KENWOOD DUAL BAND TRANSCEIVER, MODEL TM-733A – SOLD
800MHZ TRUNK TRACKER SCANNER, RADIO SHACK PRO 2050 – SOLD
MICRONTA SWR/WATTMETER, MODEL 21-524
MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS/MANUALS
MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRONIC PARTS & SUPPLIES

MAY BE SEEN ON SATURDAYS 0900-1200

CONTACT A CLUB OFFICER FOR DETAILS/PRICING
OR EMAIL TO KC5OUR@ARRL.NET

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   December 4th, 2016

 ARES Group:
VC DEC/Committee Chairman: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG
VC AEC -  Special Projects: Ralph Clark, NM5RC
VC AEC -  Net Manager: Charlie Lyon, NM5CL
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