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W4VA at Girl Scout Adventure Day

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 [...]

Jan. meeting presentation BitX20 transceiver

Frank W4NHJ presented information on and demonstrated his BitX20 transceiver kit

At the January meeting Frank W4NHJ presented information and demonstrated his BitX20 kit. This is a VFO controlled, 20m transceiver that operates USB/SSB. The radio is capable of ~20 watts output. Frank discussed several variations of the radio kit and where they [...]

Dec. meeting covers Meteor Scatter and WSJT

Andy K1RA presents information on meteor showers, VHF meteor scatter and WSJT digital mode.

At the December meeting, Andy K1RA discussed the upcoming meteor shower and presented information on VHF meteor scatter and the WSJT program. The information covered the various meteor showers during the year and how they affect radio propagation. He also [...]

August meeting covers Useful Tools and 144 MHz ESkip

Harv K2PI provides a collection of things that enhanced any Amateurs toolkit

At the August meeting Harv K2PI presented information on what he considers his most useful tools and accessories in his toolkit. He provided a show and tell of these items including a presentation that documented where one could acquire these and similar items [...]

May meeting covers W4NHJ Home Brew HF amplifier and Final VaQP results

Frank W4NHJ presents info on his home brew HF KW amp

At the May meeting Frank W4NHJ presented information on his home brew HF KW amplifier. He documented the entire construction task and presented detailed info on the various techniques he used throughout the build process. Frank also brought his amp to the meeting [...]