Field Day 2015

The Fauquier Amateur Radio Association will host its annual Field Day on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at C. M. Crockett Park in Midland, VA.

The public is invited to observe our multi-transmitter Amateur Radio station making two-way contacts with other stations around the world. Visitors will have the opportunity to operate a radio at our Get-On-The-Air station. Meet local “hams” and learn about the science and technology behind this dynamic hobby that blends innovation, education, public service, and camaraderie.

The event is open to the public on Saturday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and on Sunday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is free.

For more information, see our Field Day 2015 Page.

18 Apr is Amateur Radio Day

World Amateur Radio Day poster

WARD 2015

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.


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.