Welcome to VCARA

VCARA Location

386 Rio Communities Blvd, Suite 302, Belen,NM 
Located at the South end of Valley Community Plaza, next door to MyBank.
Look for the 50 foot tower with the 3 element beam antenna.

Use the West parking lot and the outside stairs to Suite 302, upstairs above VIA Offices in Suite 386.

Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Monthly Meeting July 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • Tri-County ARES Net July 20, 2017 7:30 pm
  • VCARA Weekly Net July 26, 2017 8:00 pm
 

Upcoming Events:   July 10th, 2017

 

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
2:00PM
Wednesday, Aug 02 19, 2017

DENNY’S RESTAURANT – LOS LUNAS

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DUKE CITY HAMFEST
August 11, 12 & 13

LOCATION:
Sid Cutter Pilot Pavillion
9401 Balloon Museum Dr., NE
Balloon Fiesta Park

https://dukecityhamfest.org/

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HHOTA

1st Annual “Harvey Houses On The Air” Special Event
September 09, 2017
1500  -  2300  UTC

ACTIVATE OR CONTACT HARVEY HOUSES ON THE AIR
Annually on the Second Saturday in September
(Sponsored by VCARA, KC5OUR)

http://www.qsl.net/vcara/

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TOUR OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY (TORGV)
Annual bike rally through upper Bernalillo County
and Valencia County

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
0700-1500

VCARA  volunteers are needed for this event
Contact Charlie NM5CL for information

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SOCORRO HAMFEST
Saturday, October 21, 2017
0800 – 1400

http://socorroara.org/hamfest.html

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This Just In…   July 10th, 2017

Watch this area for breaking news:

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

Jul 26 – Russ, KD5UJR

Aug 02 – Emil, K5GCH
Aug 09 – George, K6GTC
Aug 16 – David, KF5VTJ
Aug 23 – Charlie, NM5CL
Aug 30 – Ralph, NM5RC

Sep 06 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Sep 13 – Russ, KD5UJR
Sep 20 – Emil, K5GCH
Sep 27 – George, K6GTC

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.

Jul 22 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 29 – Ty, K5WY (ARES Meeting)

Aug 05 – Charlie, NM5CL
Aug 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Aug 19 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 26 – Ty, K5WY (ARES Meeting)

Sep 02 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 09 – Chris, W5CSG
Sep 16 – Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 23 – Ty, K5WY (ARES Meeting)
Sep 30 – Charlie, NM5CL

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

 

Marketplace Ads   July 10th, 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

VCARA is in process of major spring cleaning
at the clubhouse.

We have two groups of various ham radio items:
One table is filled with items priced to sell.
One table consists of FREE items.

Drop by the clubhouse on Saturdays 0900-1200
or at the monthly general meeting
and take advantage of this opportunity
to find that item you have been needing.

Contact kc5our@arrl.net for details

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   July 10th, 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