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New Mexico Section News for June 2015:

June 7, 2015, Rio Rancho NM                                                                                                                      



June 8, 2015



          A little more on Windows 10


     I know that some of you are not Microsoft Windows users and would rather not hear about it so if you’re happy with OS X, UNIX, Chrome and other operating systems this paragraph is not for you and I promise this is the last time I’ll bring it up.

     Windows 10 is scheduled for release on July 29th this year.  You will have one year, until July 29th, 2016, to upgrade free if you have a qualifying OS installed on your device.  Qualified OS’s include genuine W-7 (SP1), W 8.1 (update) and phone 8.1.  To get W 10 click on the Windows icon near the right end of your task bar and follow the instructions in the box.  If you do manual updates you’ve probably already seen the blue box that comes up asking if you want to reserve your copy of W 10.

     To read the hardware requirements which are minimal and which version you will have downloaded to your device go here:  Make sure you have the current version of your OS software with Service Pack if required (W 7).

     All new software has glitches and leaves out features that a user someplace thinks should have been included.  One Windows 8 user described the system as being like it was designed for “a multi-legged octopus with a fetish for touch screens” and had never been tested on real human users.  The reviews I’ve read for users with pre-release versions of W 10 on their PC’s and Surface Pro 2 &3 are, for the most part, positive.

     As for me, I’m ready for just about anything to replace 8.1 on my laptop.  Windows 7 has done well for me on my table top PC’s but all good things come to an end and I don’t use either one to play DVD’s anyway.


 73, Bill W5YEJ   



          Unidentified carriers on 40M

          From the K0BOG OO reports for April 2015


We received an interesting report regarding what at first just appeared to be carriers on 7000.7 and 7000.87.  When W9SZ checked into this further he discovered they were QRSS “squarer” beacons.  Both were using 6 seconds per dit and spacing and 18 seconds per dash.  When he contacted one of the stations he learned they were using approximately 200 milliwatts.  The beacons were located in Oklahoma and New Mexico and received in Illinois. It’s amazing how far a QRPp signal can be heard.




        KID'S DAY JUNE 21, 2015


The Explora Children's Museum, in conjunction with High Desert Amateur Radio Club of New Mexico will be holding Kid's Day on Sunday June 21 from 1200 to 1800 for area hams accompanied by a ham radio licensed kid up to 16 years of age for no admission fee. All those attending need to show is their ham radio license.  More info


We will be operating from the museum "Community Room" just to the left past the main entrance.


73, Larry Elkin, NY5L




        Rookie Roundup – August 16th


Rookie Roundup is scheduled 3 times per year.  The 2015 schedule is April 19th – SSB; August 16th – RTTY; December 20th – CW.  Time for all three events is 1800 to 2359 UTC.


Rookie Roundup is a contest aimed at Amateurs licensed for three years or less.  Rookies can contact anybody, while "Old Timers" make contact with only Rookies. Mentoring is a big part of this event!


For more info go to




          ARES Manual has been posted on the ARRL Web page


The updated and revised Amateur Radio Emergency Service Manual has now been posted on the ARRL Web page (in PDF), and it can be downloaded.   A link to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service Manual can be found on the ARES Web page.


An ARRL news article, dated today (May 21), has announced this posting.  Here is a link to the article.



Steve Ewald, WV1X

Supervisor, Field Organization Team




         APS has been selected for QSO with ISS Astronauts with

         ARISS program


APS STEM Trajectory Initiative has been selected as one of only 14 educational entities out of hundreds of applicants to host a live QSO between Albuquerque students and astronauts on the ISS.  This is a huge honor and speaks volumes about the great work done by the students and educators participating in the APS STI, as well as the Amateur Radio Community including HDARC, NM Space Studies/URFMSI, and DCHF.  This whole initiative started out with a balloon launch at DCHF, not quite 2 years ago.  Thanks to the accomplishments and teamwork between the APS Schools, the Jr ROTC program, the hams and the educators, our efforts have been noticed and the reward is that we’ll have a contact with the ISS in 2016.


And a lot more more info in the HDARC news


Bill, KY5Q




QCWA meetings are held on the second Saturday in March, June, September and December at Twisters on Eubank at Commanche at 12:30 PM.  Next meeting on March 14. 


The YL Breakfast is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  We meet at The Village Inn on Wyoming, just south of Menaul, on the east side of Wyoming. The ladies have a table on one side of the room and the guys have another table on the other side. We do this so the guys don't hear our secrets!  Pat Wood, KE5FVS


    Hero’s Club by Don Wood, W5FHA, past Section Manager


The “Hero’s club” is a listing of those generous hams who have contributed equipment for our efforts to get radio clubs into the schools and encourage the students to become active hams. The donated equipment will be available to any school amateur radio club in the state. A licensed amateur will be needed as the custodian of the equipment. There are only three requirements to obtain this equipment. 1) The custodian of the equipment must be 18 years of age or older and a General Class licensee or better, 2) The club must be sanctioned by the school, 3) A member of the school staff must be the sponsor of the club. The school sponsor does not have to be a ham.  Available equipment is currently being inventoried and tested.  Contact Don Wood, W5FHA ( for a list of the available equipment or to make your donation.

Hero’s club contributors include:

Robert Fox, KA5VRV; Christopher Aas, NB5T; William L. Nohrn, N5UNB; Raymond J. Caraveo, N5IZV; Evan R. Newlon, WB5HAM;  Stuart Simon (Stu), K2QBU with a second donation;  Jess Wright, W5QDW – SK; Don Wood, W5FHA; Ray Hill, KB5SF; Robbie Hill, KC5FT; Dan Oppenheimer, WB6CRG SK;  John Ryan, NO5LF; Julianne P. King,  KD5EFT; Larry Moore, WB5IZW; Judy Moore, KA5CRK; Ray Arvidson, W5RAU-SK; Robbie Arvidson, N4CHK; Roy Venaglia, KD5GBY; Art Priebe, N5ART; Ken Mazze, N5JUQ; Kermit Goettsche, KB5HA; Jim Koch, NH6YH, Kathleen McCaughey, KG5PX.




The information below is taken from club web sites or direct emails received from club members.  Members may feel free to email me any time with their current club activities……..W5YEJ


Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club:   Regular monthly meetings on the third Sunday of each month at 3PM at the New La Luz Volunteer Fire Dept., 51 JJ Henry, La Luz.  The club participates in emergency planning and training with the local officials (city and county) and works with local civic groups to assist whenever communications are required for special events. 

The 31st annual hamfest is on the way, September 5, 2015.   Look for information on this page in the near future:


Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club:  The Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club meets the first Saturday of the month at Vick’s Vittles for breakfast.  Next meeting July 4th.  Where is Vick’s you say? Vick’s is on the south side of Central -- just east of Wyoming. See a map and a photo here. The meeting starts at 8AM but folks show up around 7AM to order breakfast and visit. The Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club sponsors N5VA - A Veterans Affairs Amateur Radio Station. The station is located in a courtyard on the New Mexico VA Health Care System campus.


Albuquerque DX Association meets on the last Wednesday of each month (except December and the first Saturday in January) at the Copper Canyon Café, 5455 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque.  Dinner at 5:30 and meeting at 6:30 PM.   The Albuquerque DX Association is an ARRL sanctioned club that supports amateur radio activity in New Mexico.  As the name of the club suggests, we are generally interested in DX contacts, but we also have members who participate in contesting, DXpeditions, emergency communications, and other areas of amateur radio activity.


FD this year will be at Torrance Co. Park near Edgewood.  The base plan includes 2 CW stations, 1 SSB station, 1 VHF Station and one GOTA station.  If we have greater participation than expected we'll expand the station count.


Hope to see you there.


73 Bill W7QQ

ADXA Activities Coordinator



Amateur Radio Caravan Club (Albuquerque)


     ANNOUNCEMENT - The Amateur Radio Caravan Club will hold its monthly meeting Friday the 12th of June, 7:00 PM, at the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd NE (SE corner of Academy and Moon).  We typically gather at the Presbyterian Church around 6:30 PM to rag chew a bit and watch the coffee perk. Come early and catch up with your fellow Caravaners.  Guests are always welcome!


PROGRAM - "Getting Started In Digital Radio" Jim Kajder AF5FH will give an encore presentation of his popular Duke City Hamfest talk on introductory digital amateur radio.  He will discuss the modes, needed equipment, and recommendations for an interface and computer.  Additionally, he will discuss software choices, hardware and software installation, operation instructions, suggested frequencies, and links to helpful online resources.

Caravan Club-Net - On Sunday evenings at 9 PM, the Caravan Club Net is on 145.33 MHz and 444.00 MHz for the purpose of holding club business, passing traffic, making announcements of interest to Hams and just getting to know each other. Please join us on the net. We welcome all licensed hams.


Upcoming Events:

12 - Regular meeting, 7 - 9 PM, Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE.

26 - Summer Fun in the Park – The Summer Fun activity for June is CANCELLED due to Field Day on the next day.

27 - ARRL Field Day, noon to dark on Saturday only, Sister Cities Park (at McKinney & Harper NE which is northeast of San Mateo & Academy).


Caravan Club-Net - On Sunday evenings at 9 PM, the Caravan Club Net is on 145.33 MHz and 444.00 MHz for the purpose of holding club business, passing traffic, making announcements of interest to Hams and just getting to know each other. Please join us on the net. We welcome all licensed hams.

Visit our web site at for more info.




Carlsbad Amateur Radio Club (Carlsbad NM):  The Carlsbad Amateur Radio Club welcomes all area amateur radio operators to our club meetings, held  at 7PM on the first Thursday of each month at the Eddy County Fire Service Complex (formerly known at the Permian Basin Regional Training Center), 1500 Commerce Drive in Carlsbad.  All area hams are also invited to join us for breakfast at IHOP on the 4th Saturday of each month, 2529 S Canal St in Carlsbad.


Weekly nets are held on the 147.36 (PL 123.0) repeater every Tuesday evening at 1830 local time, while the club 146.88 repeater is being rebuilt by N5MJ.  The 2-meter net is followed by a 10m net on 28.420 at 2000 local time.


Club officers elected for 2015 are: Mike Mello, N5MJ, president; Tom Lewis, KG5ANO, VP; and Al Piper, KF5GKQ, secretary/treasurer


73, Mike Mello N5MJ



Duke City Hamfest:  If you haven’t registered yet you can do it now for the Duke City Hamfest coming up August 7-9 at the Pyramid in Albuquerque. 



Estancia Valley Amateur Radio Association:


The Estancia Valley Amateur Radio Association (EVARA) holds a club net every Thursday night (7:00PM) on the 146.72 repeater (-600 KHz shift,100Hz CTCSS) located in the Tijeras/Manzano Mountains. Club members are checked in first with club business/discussion. Following that portion of the net, any Ham operator is invited to check-in and join the discussion.  The Torrance County ARES net immediately follows the EVARA net. Hope to hear you!


The Estancia Valley Amateur Radio Association (EVARA) holds its monthly club meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the Month.  Meetings begin at 9:00 AM at the home of Daniel (KD7UFS) located at #5 Steer Trail (aka McCall Ct), Moriarty, NM.  Steer Trail begins at the first left off of Green Road (aka A106) as one travels north after turning off of the I-40 Frontage Rd.  The Green Rd - I-40 Frontage Rd interchange lies north of the western I-40 Business & I-40 interchange.


Gila Amateur Radio Society, Silver City.  The Gila Amateur Radio Society is a small club, located in Silver City, New Mexico.  GARS operates a 2 meter repeater on 146.98 MHz with a CTCSS tone of 103.5.  The repeater is located atop Black Peak north of Silver City at an elevation of approximately 9,000 feet MSL in the Gila National Forest.  The repeater is solar powered and consists of a Kenwood TKR-750 commercial repeater.  All licensed amateurs are welcomed to use the repeater and enjoy a friendly QSO with any of the locals that may be nearby.


Members of the Gila Amateur Radio Society occasionally hold a net on Sunday evenings at 20:00 local (08:00 pm).  This net is available to pass formal and informal traffic into and out of Silver City, Grant County, and surrounding areas. All licensed amateurs are welcomed.

For more information please contact the Gila Amateur Radio Society.


Greyhound Amateur Radio Club (Portales) The Greyhound ARES Net meets every Tuesday evening on the Midway Repeater (147.000 MHz frequency, 67 PL) to chat and to prepare for emergency communications. The club welcomes all amateurs, near and far, to check in and say hello.  Don Criss, KE5UIA, is the net control station.  Join in at 7:00 p.m. on the Midway repeater!


The club meets the first and third Saturdays each month.  Meetings are held in Conference Room 203 in the KENW Broadcast Center on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University.  Don’t forget the Thursday evening workshops at the Ham Shack!  For more info see:


High Desert Amateur Radio Club by Jerry Aceto, K6LIE:


The next regular meeting of HDARC will be on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 10:00 AM. We meet in the Community Room of the APD Northwest Area Command station on Ellison 1 block west of Coors Bypass. Here is the latest award-winning newsletter, the June 2015 issue, in pdf format.


Come join us as we set up our remote stations, connect to the world, and share HAM Radio with the community:

Kids’ Day on June 21. See our newsletter for details.

Field Day on June 27 & 28 at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. Setup on the morning of June 27. BBQ at 5 PM on June 27.

Duke City Hamfest August 7 – 9. We will run the Special Event Station during the Hamfest.


    VE Testing is available the third Saturday of every month in the Community Room of APD Northwest Area Command Station.

The next scheduled test date is June 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM.


For the month of May we had 5 people test with the following results:

3 People passed Element 2, Technician, 2 did not.

Overall results,

3 Technicians.

Congratulations to all who passed and thank you to the VE team.

Rick Rood, KF5JAJ



Coffee every Wednesday at 1 pm at Flying Star in Corrales.

Breakfast every Thursday morning at Flying Star in Corrales at 7:30 AM.


Go to for details on our club and our activities.

73... Jerry Aceto, K6LIE

President - High Desert ARC of New Mexico




Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club usually meets the second Friday of every month at CD-1, 4017 Arkansas St., Los Alamos, NM 87544. Members begin arriving at 7:00 PM. The meeting begins at 8:00 PM.  LAARC sponsors two weekly nets; a Two Meter FM Net that meets on Sunday at 2000 local time on the W5PDO repeater on 146.88 MHz and a Ten Meter SSB Net that meets later on Sunday at 2100 local time on 28.440 MHz USB.  More info and to check out the capabilities of our emergency communications trailer, go to



Mesilla Valley Radio Club (Las Cruces) Meets on Saturday mornings at 06:00 AM for an informal at Village Inn on Telshore.  Informal at Wal-Mart at 10:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  MVRC net on 146.64 repeater at 6:45 PM on Wednesdays.  Next regular club business meeting on the first Saturday of the month at the club house, breakfast at 9 AM, meeting at 10 AM. for more info and calendar.




Mid Rio Grande Amateur Radio Club (Albuquerque): 


The club VE group, Malapais VE group still gives Amateur exams on demand. We give exams to anyone any day and time 356 days a year. The exam team also gives all commercial exams on demand as well.

Club meetings are on the 4th Saturday of the month at 1PM at the APD NW command building across from Cibola HS on Ellison Blvd. Coffee klatch meetings are at the Village Inn in Rio Rancho across from INTEL off 528 every Wednesday at 1 PM (please note time change from noon to 1 PM).


For July we will be setting up a family dinner at a local restaurant for companionship and good conversation.

73, Kennie W5KLW


     MRGARC will be conducting a General class the first two weekends in June, 6 and 7th and 13th and 14th, 9 to 4.  June 14th at 2 PM will be open exam. Sign up with Jim Hunter NM5JH at hunterabq (at) .  New version of the General exam goes into effect on July 1st 2015.  (You might be able to catch up if you missed out on the first two sessions).


73, Frank AB5WJ




Mimbres Valley Radio Club:  The Mimbres Valley Radio Club was established to provide an association for persons sharing a common interest in amateur radio.   It is the continuing  purpose of the  MVRC  to  further  the exchange  of  information and  cooperation  between  members,   to  promote  radio knowledge, fraternalism  and individual operating  efficiency, and to so conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the community.

Next meeting June 10th, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Deming High School Science building.


New Mexico Big River Contester specializes in…….contesting!  More info contact


New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Amateur Radio Club, Albuquerque



New Mexico SAR Support Team, Albuquerque.  Breakfast meetings at Copper Canyon Café at 5455 Gibson Blvd the second Saturday of each month at 0700, meeting at 0800.  If you have an ATV/snow mobile or four wheel drive or want to provide communications and other support for SAR from our team trailer or work as a SAR dispatcher please come join us at the Copper Canyon Café, 5455 Gibson Blvd.  Meetings the second Saturday of each month.  Next meeting June 13th.   Breakfast at 0700, meeting at 0800.


Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club (Roswell): The Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club (PVARC) is located in Roswell, NM and serves Roswell and the surrounding communities.  The club operates under the call sign W5ZU and is open to all who are interested in the hobby of amateur radio. We work to promote and support the hobby of amateur radio in the Chaves County area through fellowship, education, outreach and community support. We invite you to learn more about us here at our web site, on our nightly VHF net, at our Saturday Coffee Klatch or at one of our regular meetings.


PVARC May/June Meetings Combined:


The next scheduled monthly meeting of the Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club will be Saturday, July 4th (but check before heading out!).  This will be a combined meeting for May and June due to the Milkman Triathlon being held on June 6th which would normally be our June meeting date.  All PVARC members are encouraged to attend as this will be a very important meeting.  It will be our last meeting before Field Day and we still have a lot of plans and arrangements to make.  The meeting begins at 9:00 AM at the PVARC headquarters at 402 N. Richardson in Roswell.  The public is also invited.  For more information call 575.208.9696.


VE TESTING: If you've been interested in taking your amateur radio license test, or if you're interested in upgrading, make plans for Saturday, July the 18th.  VE testing will be held at the PVARC headquarters located at 402 N. Richardson in Roswell beginning at 10:00 AM.  Participants are urged to arrive no later than 9:30 to fill out the proper paperwork.  Bring two forms of picture ID.  The cost to take the test is $15.00.  For more information call Garry at 575.420.0822.


Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico:


Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico (RMHR-NM) recently entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Upper Rio FM Society to provide software administration, maintenance, updates, and advisement to URFMSI's Capilla Peak and Albuquerque D-STAR repeater systems.



Sacramento Mountains Radio Club meets the second Sunday of each month at 2 PM at the James Canyon VFD on Hwy 82 east of Cloudcroft.  Next meeting June 14th.  The Club meets every Friday morning at 8am for a breakfast get-together.  On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, the breakfast is held at the Western Cafe in the Village of Cloudcroft.  The 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, the breakfast is held at the Mayhill Cafe in Mayhill.  If there is a 5th Friday of the month, that breakfast is held at the Western Cafe.  Net Saturday at 7 PM on the SMRC linked repeater system.


VE Testing Session Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10:00am.  Testing starts at 10am.  Bring cash or check for testing fee, ID, and copy of current license if you have one.  Location : James Canyon VFD, Highway 82, Cloudcroft.  Contact : Tom Smith, K5TCS


SMRC will conduct a VE test session at their Field Day site.  Check the ARRL Field Day page and/or contact a Club member for details.


For information on club activities check our web site at




Sandoval County ARES Meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue Administration building,  1526 Stephanie Road in Rio Rancho.  Net on Monday, except the 3rd Monday meeting night, on 147.10, 443.0, 443.1 and 147.08 repeaters (plus the Bern-Co ARES repeaters 145.13, 442.050 and 145.15) at 7:30 PM.  All repeaters require a 100 Hz PL.


Please note:  Our 443.1 repeater on Pajarito Peak was vandalized by lightning and is temporarily down while we wait for a new antenna.


More info at



Santa Fe Amateur Radio Club:  The Santa Fe Amateur Radio Club has been around for more than 50 years. Our membership is wide and diverse and everyone is welcome. We meet face-to-face every Saturday morning for breakfast at the Pantry Restaurant, 1820 Cerillos Road in Santa Fe.  We're always happy to meet hams or interested persons.  Visit our Meetings/Activities and Newsletter pages for times and places and other up-to-date info.




Santa Fe Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SFARES) by Donald Hinsman, N4VIP.

Santa Fe County ARES (SFARES) sponsors a monthly Net at 2000 on the Tuesday prior to the second Saturday (the nominal date for SFARES Meetings) of each month on the Santa Fe Amateur Radio Club’s linked repeater system using repeaters on Tesuque Peak (146.82, -600), St. Vincent’s Hospital (147.20, +600), Elk Mountain (147.30, +600) and San Antonio Mountain (146.76, -600).  Tesuque Peak, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Elk Mountain all use an access tone (or PL) of 162.2 Hz while San Antonio Mountain uses an access tone (or PL) of 67.0 Hz.  In addition, there is a 440 link atop Tesuque Peak at 442.825 MHz (+5.0 MHz, 131.8 Hz tone.)  The purpose of the SFARES Monthly Net is to provide regular tests of member stations and to refresh net communication skills.  While primarily for the benefit of SFARES members, any station within range of the Net is always welcome to check in.  We especially welcome inquiries from stations about the Santa Fe ARES organization. 


SFARES Meetings are on the second Saturday of the month and are held at the Santa Fe County EOC on NM Route 14 (35 Camino Justicia, Santa Fe) and start at 0900.  Meetings normally include an informational lecture, training, administrative matters and finish between 1030 and 1100.  SFARES has a club radio station (W5SAF).


SFARES also participates in the weekly D-STAR Net that meets on each Thursday starting at 2000 local on Reflector 055A.  Normally, all D-STAR repeaters in New Mexico are linked allowing all D-STAR users to participate in the weekly Nets.  The D-STAR Net is an Affiliated Net of the ARRL National Traffic System.  The D-STAR Net discusses matters relevant to D-STAR, D-RATS as well as Emergency Communications.


Sierra Blanca ARC:  The Sierra Blanca Amateur Radio Club is an organization of Amateur Radio operators based in Ruidoso, New Mexico, located in the Sacramento Mountains in the south-central part of the state.  Join us for our weekly breakfast gathering on Saturdays at El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant in the Sierra Mall, Ruidoso.  We start showing up when the restaurant opens at 8AM and testing about 1 hour later.  Meet friends or make new ones, have a good breakfast, take the test, and leave with your new license on its way.


        2015 Annual Meeting Information:  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM MDT.  Location to be Determined.


        In addition to a weekly breakfast gathering, we provide radio communications support during local emergencies, such as search and rescue missions and wildfires, as well as for various public service events in Lincoln County, NM. The club also sponsors two linked open VHF repeaters on 146.920 (-, 100Hz0 and 145.450 (-, 100Hz).   Lincoln County ARES/RACES nets on 146.61 (100 Hz, - input) every Wednesday at 7 PM.


     SBARC will administer exams on any Saturday with 48 hours advance notice.  Details at:


Socorro Amateur Radio Association:  

SARA Meeting: 19:30 hours local on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the Socorro County EOC, 198 Neel Ave.


Weekly Socorro ARES net at 20:00 hours local on Wednesdays (except on the second Wednesday of each month) on the SARA Repeater [146.68(-)]


This year the SARA Field Day will be held at the community center in the San Antonio Park,

right next to the San Antonio Fire station on Saturday, 27 June. The community center affords

us a cool visiting/dining area and the radio stations will be set-up under canopy outside.

Sometime after 6:00pm hamburgers and bratwurst with all the trimmings will be served. Margaret DiBella will be running the kitchen and Jim Boswell will man the grill.


SARA officers were elected at the May annual meeting: 

President Jim Lommen, KC7QY, Vice President Brad Smith, KD5JNI, Secretary Prescott Grey,

W1PCG and Treasurer Clarence Seagraves, AA5RH were elected by acclamation.


2015 Socorro Hamfest Saturday, October 3, 2015 at NM Fire Fighter's Academy, 600 Aspen St., Socorro, NM.  No overnight RV parking at the hamfest site.


The Eastern NM Amateur Radio Club Clovis:   Our monthly meeting is held on the Third Saturday of each month at the new meeting hall.  Meetings will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Hall located at 220 West Fourth St. Meetings will still start at 09:00 am (09:00 hours).  Weekly ENMARC net on Thursday at 7 PM on 147.24+.  We are here to serve the Amateur Radio community in the Eastern New Mexico area. If you need help getting started in amateur radio, or just some help with a radio or project, please call on us. Also anyone wishing to test for a license or upgrade, PLEASE give us a call. We will schedule a test for only one person if necessary. We are here to serve and advance the Amateur Radio community in the local area.   For local frequencies and other info about the club visit



Taos Amateur Radio Club

    Our club holds a monthly net on the fourth Wednesday of each month at seven p.m. We usually begin on Picuris (club channel 1, 147.120 +/67.0) and use the MICKEY repeater (club channel 14, 444.875+/123.0) as a back-up. 

    Next monthly meeting is the second Wednesday of the month, 6 to 9 PM, at the Emergency Operations Center. See the web site for directions to the EOC.

   All operators are welcome; see you there, 73, TaosARC.   (For a complete listing of Taos area repeaters and other club info go to



Totah Amateur Radio Club:  We meet at  7:30 PM the second Thursday every month  at Fire Station #6 Farmington NM.  Join us for breakfast most Saturdays at 7:30 AM at Los Hermanitos east in Farmington.

ARRL Affiliation: May 10, 1956


Upper Rio FM Society, Inc. (Albuquerque).  The Upper Rio FM Society, Inc., (URFMSI) will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church located at 114 Carlisle Blvd., SE, in Albuquerque.  Interesting programs and presentations usually follow the business portion of the meeting. Topics are announced in the membership mailing that occurs before each meeting. Please enter the church from the northern most entrance.

    An updated and fully scalable repeater map has been uploaded. The printable list of all repeaters that can link to the Upper Rio has also been uploaded See the Analog Repeater page.


Valencia County Amateur Radio Association (Belen):  VCARA net is conducted on Wednesday nights at 8 PM on the 146.70 repeater. VE testing June 13, 9 AM - noon at the club house.  Next club meeting June 23rd at the Club House at 7 PM.




Tri-county ARES Net:  Meets each Thursday at 7:30 PM on URFMSI repeaters for coordination of Socorro, Torrance and Valencia County ARES members and other interested amateurs.  All stations are welcome to check in.



Charlie, NM5CL

President, VCARA


Net Traffic Reports for May (reported by ARRL ASM Don Grab, K5BIS):


NM Roadrunner Traffic Net: 1014/56.

NM Breakfast Club: 901/86.

Caravan Club Net: 93/10.

SCAT Net: 831/232.

Yucca Net: 402/66.

Four Corners Net: 510/27.

Rustys Raiders Net: 512/44.

Valencia County ARA Net: 42/19.

Boat Anchor Net: 61/6.

Tri-County ARES Net: 82/7.

Tri-County ARES Simplex Net: 8/1.

KC5JBO Memorial Net: 79 Checkins.

144 Mhz. SSB Net: 31 Checkins:

432 Mhz. SSB Net: 27 Checkins. 


Coming Attractions – mark your calendars!


June 12, 2015:  West Gulf Division Convention, Irving, TX.


June 21, 2015:  Kids Day sponsored by ARRL.


June 27-28:  ARRL Field Day 2015.


July 24, 2015:  ARCA/Williams Annual Summerfest, Williams, AZ.


July 31, Aug 1 & 2, 2015:  Utah Hamfest, Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon UT.


August 7-9, 2015:  Duke City Hamfest,


September 5, 2015:  Alamogordo Hamfest, Alamogordo, NM,


October 3, 2015:  Socorro Hamfest at the Socorro Fire Academy.  Banquet October 2 at Bodega.



Silent Key Report (Reported by ARRL ASM Don Grab, K5BIS): 

We regretfully note the passing of the following Amateur Radio Operator –


David B. Fein, NM5DF, Sandia Park, NM. Passed 6/1/15, Age 65. Obituary in ABQ Journal6/4/15



General Information

The Section Web site, designed and implemented by Mike Pendley, K5ATM, can be found at  If your club or group is not yet set up on the web site please contact Mike at k5atm (at) and he will set up your login information.  Our thanks to Mike for the great job he’s doing and many thanks to our web host sponsor, Southwest Cyberport (swcp).

Visit our national organization, ARRL, at and our Section web site at

73, Bill W5YEJ



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    Edward A. James KA8JMW

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  • Susan Darling

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Susan Darling KF5LEG

  • Thomas Anderson

    State Government Liaison

    Thomas A. Anderson KB5YSG

  • Jerry Boyd

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Jerry M. Boyd WB8WFK

  • Phillip Darling

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Phillip Darling KF5LEF

  • Arthur Priebe

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Arthur Priebe N5ART

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  • Richard St John

    Assistant Section Manager

    Richard H. St John K5RSJ

  • Robert Truitt

    Assistant Section Manager

    Robert H. Truitt KE5OFK

  • Jay Miller

    Section Traffic Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Jay D. Miller W5WHN

  • William Boedeker

    Assistant Section Manager

    William Boedeker NM5BB

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  • Donald Grab

    Assistant Section Manager

    Donald J. Grab K5BIS

  • Michael Scales

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Michael A. Scales K5SCA

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