Welcome to VCARA
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:
Next VCARA Net:
Upcoming Events: October 16th, 2016
KOFFEE KLATCH SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
This Just In… October 16th, 2016
Watch this area for breaking news:
W5YI VE Team conducted testing Oct 08 with these results:
Daniel Alvarez, KC0CID, of Los Lunas, upgraded to General Class
Clayton Norris of Albuquerue, passed Technician and General Class
Rex Hunt of Snow Flake, AZ passed Technician Class
Congratulations to all three gentlemen.
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. October 16th, 2016
VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
Oct 26 – Russ, KD5UJR
Nov 02 – Emil, KE5GCH
Nov 09 – George, K6GTC
Nov 16 – David, KF5VTJ
Nov 23 – Charlie, NM5CL
Nov 30 – Ralph, NM5RC
Dec 07 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Dec 14 – Russ, KD5UJR
Dec 21 – Emil, KE5GCH
Dec 28 – George, K6GTC
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule October 16th, 2016
The following is the schedule of officers for opening/closing the clubhouse on the date indicated.
Oct 29 – Ralph, NM5RC
Nov 05 – Ty, AE5VR
Nov 12 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Nov 19 – Charlie, NM5CL
Nov 26 – Ralph, NM5RC (ARES Meeting)
Dec 03 – Ty, AE5VR
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)
The above schedule is subject to change.
Please notify NM5CL if you are not available on your scheduled date.
Marketplace Ads October 16th, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 ELECTRONIC PARTS & SUPPLIES
MAY BE SEEN ON SATURDAYS 0900-1200
CONTACT A CLUB OFFICER FOR DETAILS/PRICING
OR EMAIL TO KC5OUR@ARRL.NET
VCARA ARES Group – Updates October 16th, 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.
♦ 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