FARA supports the 2018 Great Pumpkin Ride

Old Bust Head Brewery opened their rear patio area for bike ride refreshments.

As in the past, the Fauquier Amateur Radio Association provided an extra layer of communication capabilities for the Fauquier Trails Coalitions’ Great Pumpkin Ride. Using the FARA 2m repeater, FARA members spread out across the county at various bike ride rest stops some of which had little to no cell service. In the past FARA …

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Club breakfast well attended

FARA Slub Breakfast April 2018

Many FARA members attend the monthly breakfasts in Warrenton, Virginia discussing all manner of things concerning amateur radio and other topics. Focus included final thoughts on VAQP 2018 and the upcoming ARRL Field Day.

FARA member part of Horse Endurance Ride volunteers

Vet Checkpoint

A member of FARA joined numerous volunteers of all stripes to help with communication relaying during the April 2018 Old Dominion Horse Endurance Ride near Star Tannery, Virginia. As the photos attest, communications were an important, but yet small part of the entire effort required to execute events like this. The health of the horse …

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