Great Pumpkin Ride 2016

October 22, 2016 FARA members again responded to an invitation from the organizers (the Fauquier Trail Coalition) to assist with communications for their popular Great Pumpkin Ride.

Using the FARA 2m repeater, the volunteers manned the rest stop stations east and south of Warrenton adding one more layer of communications to their cell phones.

The broadcast approach of disseminating info quickly to all rest stops at once adds value the organizers appreciate.

The combination of FARA radio volunteers and the Great Pumpkin Ride add a measure of safety for the bike participants. FARA very much enjoys being part of this event and look forward to supporting it in the future.

Field Day Memories

With field day coming up I thought I would share a couple of pictures.

Past Field Day QSL and Club Station

Past Field Day QSL and Club Station

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.used water slide for sale

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.<

73, N4YXW