Great Pumpkin Ride of 2021

As the fall colors descend on Fauquier County’s countryside, the Fauquier Trails Coalition holds its annual Great Pumpkin Ride (GPR) over the roads and trails in the county. The GPR is a fundraiser for the small group of volunteers for the construction and maintence of new trails throughout scenic Fauquier County. The ride consists of …

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VA QSO Party 2021

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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FARA VE Session Results in 32 New Hams

On February 27, 2021, ARRL VEs and volunteers held a VE session at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport in Midland, VA sponsored by FARA.   Multiple clubs participated in conducting the session:  Fauquier Amateur Radio Association (FARA), Stafford Amateur Radio Association (SARA), Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club (RVARC), and Catastrophic Amateur Tactical Squad (KC4TS).  The test resulted in …

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FARA Holds First VE Session in Many Years

Thanks to Katie and David Gilliam, K4TER and N7RCE, the FARA held its first VE Session in many years. The club has been wanting to resume VE sessions for a while and with the pandemic restricting the number of VE sessions, the desire was even greater. Katie and David who had just joined our club …

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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 Fox Hunt

The Fox Den is excited and proud to present the Fauquier Amateur Radio Association’s First Annual Fox Hunt on Saturday, 19 October 2019! This will be a 2m Fox Hunt, so plan your equipment accordingly. The fox will be transmitting on 146.550 MHz, and will be turned loose at 13:00 EDT. The hunt will end at 15:00, …

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