2022 Great Pumpkin Ride

The annuals Great Pumpkin Ride was held on a beautiful Virginia fall morning held annually, organized by the Fauquier Trails Coalition. Members of FARA volunteer the their time and equipment to support the event, providing communications support for the organizers. Not only are communications controlled but there are parts of Fauquier County that still do …

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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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FARA Field Day 2019

The Members of FARA again this year participated in the annual ARRL Field Day Event.  This year our Field Day Chairman was our President, KN4GDX, his first time being involved with Field Day in this capacity.  We also were able to get some pre-Field Day press coverage:

The weather prediction

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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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FARA Field Day 2018

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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