Virginia QSO Party 2023

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For the 2023 Virginia QSO party took on a different feel this year, with the band conditions being good, new members trying the event for the first time, and experienced members tried something different this year. It was a fun time for all and a great opportunity for members to connect differently than their normal …

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FARA Does VAQP 2022

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As springtime came to the rolling hills of Fauquier County in March so did the Virginia QSO party – a big event for the membership of FARA. This year brought a great deal of excitement and anticipation since the COVID-19 restrictions were gone and the solar cycle 25 had really ramped up. Some members of …

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VA QSO Party 2021

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Once again the members of FARA fanned out across the Commonwealth for the annual Virginia QSO Party. The Association was very pleased that a lot of our newer members set out on their first amateur radio event. Some of our members turned the outing into a family trip like KX4O We also had our long …

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KM4OZH’s Roves ARRL VHF Contest

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Gil, KM4OZH, participated as a limited rover in the ARRL January VHF contest with his rolling Mercedes-Benz antenna farm. He was able to activate eight different grids, admitting he was “Driving too much and operating too little”.  “Traffic was not bad and neither was the weather”.   He was scared off by snow in the Pennsylvania …

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FARA’s 2020 Field Day Deployment


ARRL Field Day 2020 was certainly different that any previous Field Day event.  Because of the pandemic and social distancing (a phrase that we all are sick of hearing) the ARRL temporarily change the rules to allow club scoring from individual participating stations.   We as a club decided near the end of May that we …

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FARA Field Day 2018

Field Day 2018 Fauquier Amateur Radio Association

Every June, this year on June 23-24, the ARRL puts on its 24 hour annual exercise to test amateur radio operators’ emergency preparedness and capabilities during Field Day.  It also gives the amateur radio service an opportunity to show to the public our skills and resources and an opportunity to allow the public to give …

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