Meeting this week

It’s time for the Virginia QSO Party.

Come to the FARA meeting Thursday at 7pm for strategies, contesting tips, insider secrets, and help on getting set for the most fun you can have with a radio in Virginia.

All classes and all stations can participate and every QSO helps FARA.  Support the winning team!

See you Thursday.

FARA Annual Meeting




October 19, 2014

This announcement is directed to all active members of the Fauquier Amateur Radio Association.

Nominations for the association’s officers are hereby solicited and should be submitted to Secretary Randall Buxton, W4IFI, at, no later than Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

The officer positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Activities Manager. Terms are for one year beginning January 1, 2015.

The elections of the 2015 officers will take place during the annual meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Virginia Cooperative Extension, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Virginia. The meeting begins at 7PM and all members are encouraged to attend.


Radio Demo at Crockett Park

Ham Radio Demonstration

June 28th and 29th

2 pm Saturday to 2 pm Sunday.

Logan and Dylan make GOTA Contacts

Logan and Dylan make GOTA Contacts

  • Operate our guest Get-On-the-Air (GOTA) radio station.
  • We’ll help you make your first shortwave radio contacts.
  • See how hams “text” using shortwave.
  • Groups welcome – contact John to schedule – 341-4188.

Members of FARA invite you to see what Amateur Radio is all about as local amateur radio operators, often called hams, will set up emergency radio stations at…

What is Field Day?

Field Day is an annual radio operating event, sponsored by the ARRL, where amateur radio operators set up stations all across North America and make as many contacts with each other as possible. The popularity of this event is shown in this online map of the many stations operating this weekend…

If you cannot make it to our Fauquier radio site, use the above map to find the nearest participating Field Day site near you.

Annual Event

We host a Field Day station every year. Visit previous Fauquier Field Day.

Radio communication conditions, aka propagation, change often making every year a new playing field. Come see the latest methods hams use to make contacts through the changing conditions.

Participants will learn about antennas, radios, operating modes and more of what makes today’s ham radio different from what you remember from years ago.

Members of Fauquier Amateur Radio Association look forward to meeting you.

See you there!

Monthly Meeting

Thursday June 12th, 2014  at 7 pm
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Ionosphere Science in Antarctica

The October meeting of the Fauquier Amateur Radio Association included a presentation by Dr. Arno Kosko about his time performing Ionosphere science research in Antarctica. Topics included studies of Whistler Mode emissions.

Whistler Mode Emissions

Whistler Mode Emissions

Arno, W4AKO, presents his Antarctic expedition.

Arno, W4AKO, presents his Antarctic expedition.