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VCARA Clubhouse Location: 302 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen, NM Located upstairs via covered stairway next door to MyBank. Use West parking lot. Look for the tower and antenna.

Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Club Meeting October 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:
  • VCARA Wed Night Net October 1, 2014 8:00 pm
  • VCARA Wed Night Net October 8, 2014 8:00 pm

Next ARES Net:

Next Koffee Klatch:
  • Koffee Klatch October 1, 2014 2:00 pm
  • Koffee Klatch October 15, 2014 2:00 pm

This Just In…   September 25th, 2014

Watch this area for breaking news:

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The Club Roster has been updated as of 9/5/2014 and is available here.

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

VCARA was born in 1994
and continues as an active ARRL affiliated ham club.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VCARA

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Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched.   September 25th, 2014

VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.

Oct 01 – David, KF5VTJ
Oct 08 – Charlie, NM5CL
Oct 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Oct 22 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Oct 29 – Russ, KD5UJR

Nov 05 – Emil KE5GCH
Nov 12 – George, K6GTC
Nov 19 – Della, KE5GCG
Nov 26 – David, KF5VTJ

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

Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule   September 25th, 2014

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.

Oct 04 – Cliff, KE0CP
Oct 11 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Oct 18 – Randy, KE5SAW
Oct 25  – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Nov 01 – Charlie, NM5CL (Open at 0600 for SES)
Nov 08 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Nov 15 – Ralph, NM5RC
Nov 22 – Randy, KE5SAW (ARES Meeting)
Nov 29 – Charlie, NM5CL

Upcoming Events:   September 23rd, 2014

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

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VCARA 20th Anniversary Special Event Station
Saturday, November 01, 2014

Will be on air, HF SSB/CW and VHF (146.700) from 0600 until 1800 local time.

Operators for the club station are needed

Follow this link to see what times are available,
then sign up with Ralph NM5RC or Charlie NM5CL.
Special Event Op Schedule(2)

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2014 SOCORRO HAMFEST
OCTOBER 18, 2014
8:00 am – 2:00pm

<http://www.socorroara.org/hamfest.html#sessions>

Questions? Contact Al, AC5BX at JUNO dot COM .

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VCARA ARES Group – Updates   October 29th, 2013

 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.

♦ 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

 

Marketplace Ads   July 10th, 2013

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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