Bri, KO4NLR, Presents at Hamcation

Our Member Bri, KO4NLR, was a presenter at this year’s Hamcation in Orlando, FL, February 9-11. She gave her presentation during the Youth forum and her topic was “4H Clubs and Ham Radio for Kids”. Bri, with the help of her father Nic, KY4OP, created a 4H Amateur Radio club for the youth in Fauquier …

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Inaugural FARA Winter Field Day

“CQ Field Day, CQ Field Day!” WFDA Winter Field Day took place from January 27 through January 28 and for the first time, FARA members got together at C. M. Crockett Park in Midland, VA to participate as a club. Similar to ARRL Field Day in June, this event allows ham radio operators to practice …

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FARA Roving Club Station – Portable

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FARA has been having what we call Roving Club Stations. The idea is for experienced members to demonstrate their setup and techniques to less experienced or interested members. Andy, K1RA, created and has been spearheading this program. This time Ric, KN4FTT, volunteered to show off his portable operating setup this time. The following text was …

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FARA Holiday Gathering 2023


The members and their families for our end of year holiday celebration. Attendance was good and the conversation warm. It is one event we get to see the families and get to know them. Below is a small slide show and a couple of videos of it. Part of Club President Allen, KO4NMC, introduction and …

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Great Pumpkin Ride 2023

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Every year the when the Halloween season comes around, the Fauquier Trails Coalition sponsors the Great Pumpkin Ride in the southern half of Fauquier County. Approximately 1,200 cyclists from across the area participate in the fun event which has routes of 24, 49 and 64 miles for each level of ability. The members of FARA …

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ARRL Field Day 2023

Skip to VideoSkip to Slideshow The annual ARRL Field Day exercise took place this year from June 24th through June 25th. The members of FARA once again participated at C. M. Crockett Park in Midland, VA. Again this year Justin, NB3A, and Anna, KN4DWZ, headed our Field Day effort which resulted in a very successful …

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Virginia QSO Party 2023

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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