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VCARA Clubhouse Location: 302 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen, NM Located upstairs (2nd story - outside entry via covered stairway from West side of building) in adjacent building North of MyBank. Look for the tower and antenna.

Next Club Meeting:

  • VCARA Club Meeting August 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Next VCARA Net:
  • VCARA Wed Night Net July 30, 2014 8:00 pm

Next ARES Net:
  • Tri-County ARES Net July 31, 2014 7:30 pm

Next Koffee Klatch:
  • Koffee Klatch August 6, 2014 2:00 pm

This Just In…   July 25th, 2014

Watch this area for breaking news:

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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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Duke City Hamfest
Aug 8,9, 10
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VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.
Note: this schedule may change depending on net control operator availability.

Jul 30 – Della, KE5GCG

Aug 06 – George, K6GTC
Aug 13 – Charlie, NM5CL
Aug  20 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 27 – Elvira, KD5UJQ

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

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.

Jul 26 – Charlie, NM5CL (ARES Meeting)

Aug 02 – Ralph, NM5RC
Aug 09 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Testing)
Aug 16 – Russ, KD5UJR
Aug 23 – Randy, KE5SAW (ARES Meeting)
Aug 30 – Charlie, NM5CL

Upcoming Events:   July 15th, 2014

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

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August 8, 9 & 10, 2014:  The DCHF 2014, Rocky Mountain Division
Convention and NM State Convention will be held at Hotel Albuquerque
“in the heart of Old Town” on August 8, 9 and 10, 2014.  There will
be vendors, tailgating, club tables, special hotel rates, meals in the
restaurant, prizes, forums, activities for families and much, much
more.  Stay tuned for more info on how to make reservations. Plan on
reserving a table for your club or organization.
http://dukecityhamfest.org/

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Alamagordo ARC 30th Annual
Hamfest
August 30, 2014

Details at
http://www.qsl.net/k5lrw/hamfest.htm

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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