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.
K4MSG’s presentation on EME on a budget is now available in the members area. Check it out!
Ham Radio Demonstration a Success
June 22nd and 23rd
2 pm Saturday to 2 pm Sunday.
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…
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 clearly shown in this online map of the many stations operating this weekend…
We operate every year. Visit last year’s 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 this weekend.
See you there!
With field day coming up I thought I would share a couple of pictures.
The first is a QSL card from Dave Garrish Sr. in 1990 when I ran the novice station for my very first field day. We had Field Day at Vint Hill. Dave sent this to me as a memento. Notice the call sign, this is where the club call came from. After Dave senior Died, I went to Dave Jr., I was club president at the time and asked him if we could get the call sign. He was all for it and later we got it bequeathed to the club.
The second picture was when AB4YK was president and we had our first field day at Crockett Park. Neil do you remember what year it was? This was the year it rain mostly and Neil delivered lunch via truck while we huddled in our tents. We had Wendy’s Chile and Hot Coffee and it was greatly appreciated Also notice the Club Flag, it was the first year for it too. Karen Sue Walker and My Wife, Joyce Gould made the flag.<
Fauquier County hosted the Girl Scouts Adventure Day at the county fairgrounds May 18 2013. Several members from FARA set up a display and an HF/VHF station to demonstrate amateur radio. Although the weather wasn’t very cooperative dozens of visitors to the booth came away with their first QSO and a souvenir QSL card from W4VA. The girls learned about morse code too, and had a chance to try their hand with a key. The Warrenton Spring Festival turned out to be a great source of local operators who gave the visiting girls lots of conversation thanks to fine 3rd party work by Frank and Spence.
Thanks to all who set up, tore down, and represented amateur radio: Frank W4NHJ, Spence KG4GFW, Greg KI4ZKJ, Jim KG4YLZ, Connie KD4SJD, and Bob KK4KVM.