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 September 27, 2016 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:

  • VCARA Weekly Net August 31, 2016 8:00 pm
 

This Just In…   August 13th, 2016

Watch this area for breaking news:

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VCARA WELCOMES OUR NEWEST CLUB MEMBERS:

Greg Mershon KG5OCW, 07/05/2016
Lyle Bowen (unlicensed), 08/17/2016
David Pledger KD6GMU, 08/23/2016

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Upcoming Events:   August 13th, 2016

 

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KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
2:00PM
Wednesday, Aug 31, 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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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone

Aug 24 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Aug 31 – Russ, KD5UJR

Sep 07 – Emil, KE5GCH
Sep 14 – Charlie, NM5CL
Sep 21 – David, KF5VTJ
Sep 28 – Joyce, KD5IAI

 

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.

Aug 27 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Sep 03 – Ralph, NM5RC
Sep 10 – Chris (VE Testing)
Sep 17 – Ty, AE5VR
Sep 24 – Charlie (ARES Meeting)

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

 

Marketplace Ads   August 13th, 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
VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER, MODEL IC-M1
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   August 13th, 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