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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: No events coming up!

Next VCARA Net: No events coming up! 

Upcoming Events:   January 16th, 2017

 

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
2:00PM
Wednesday, Mar 01 , 2017

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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3d Annual
Los Lunas “King of the Hill”
5K/10K & Half Marathon trail run

March 11, 2017
(Held on El Cerro de Los Lunas beginning at the
El Cerro trailhead, 3 miles west of I-25 on NM 6)

VC ARES operators needed
Contact Chris, W5CSG

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New Mexico QSO Party
April 08, 2017
8:00am – 8:00pm

Operate at the club or at home

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Tome Hill Good Friday Procession
April 14, 2017
6:00am – 3:00pm

VC ARES operators needed for this event
Contact NM5CL

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This Just In…   January 16th, 2017

Watch this area for breaking news:

 

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The 2 meter antenna replacement project at the 146.700 repeater site
is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, weather permitting.

Repeater chairman is still looking for ground help…
A minimum of three ground personnel is required

Please contact Charlie, NM5CL
if you’re available for a couple hours beginning 0900L

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

Mar 01 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 08 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Mar 15 – Russ, KD5UJR
Mar 22 – George, K6GTC
mar 29 – 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.

Feb 25 – Ralph, NM5RC (sub for NM5CL)

Mar 04 – Ralph, NM5RC
Mar 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Mar 18 – Ty, AE5VR
Mar 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   January 16th, 2017

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

JO-GUNN INLINE WATTMETER
VTVM, EICO MODEL 222
RF MILLIVOLTMETER, HP 411A
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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FOR SALE

Kenwood HF Transceiver, Model TS-690S
Covers HF + 6 meter bands
Internal auto tuner

Excellent condition
With hand mic and owner manual

Contact Charlie, NM5CL for details

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   January 16th, 2017

 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