Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held Saturday, March 11th, 2023 in Ruidoso at the El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant, 721 Mechem Dr.  at 11:00 AM. 

Google Maps :,-105.6749017,17z - The restaurant is in the Sierra Mall in back of the Albertsons on Mechem - (Mechem is also Hwy 48 or Billy the Kid Trail depending on where you look on a map).

Buy your own lunch if eating.  Prices reasonable.

Also - The next Cactus meeting is coming up in Tuscon in March as well. More info here:

System Status

We are currently aware of these issues:

1. The Caballo peak back bone radio is a Motorola MSF rather than the standard Kenwood. It developed a Power OUT issue, and went into alarm. Currently, the PA is by-passed, and it is operatiing off the exciter in overide mode. It is kind of serving the purpose at this point and some day will get repaired.


All JPARA and Cactus members are invited to check into the Morning net. Our system covers many time zones, so check with your local group to find out what time the net is locally. The net is hosted by Tom, AB7IC, and Jerry N5IMJ. We routinely have check-in's from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

This is an informal Roll-call style net. It affords us the opportunity to check our linking status, and confirm all remote base sites are in working order. Plus. we just get to say good morning to the group. Start you day off with a big ol' Cactus Smile.

So, if you are a member and are up early, stop by and say hello

Page last updated by Greg, KD5OH on 2/24/2023