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 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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Great Pumpkin Ride 2016

October 22, 2016 FARA members again responded to an invitation from the organizers (the Fauquier Trail Coalition) to assist with communications for their popular Great Pumpkin Ride. Using the FARA 2m repeater, the volunteers manned the rest stop stations east and south of Warrenton adding one more layer of communications to their cell phones. The …

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