VA QSO Party 2021

Once again the members of FARA fanned out across the Commonwealth for the annual Virginia QSO Party. The Association was very pleased that a lot of our newer members set out on their first amateur radio event. Some of our members turned the outing into a family trip like KX4O We also had our long …

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FARA VE Session Results in 32 New Hams

On February 27, 2021, ARRL VEs and volunteers held a VE session at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport in Midland, VA sponsored by FARA.   Multiple clubs participated in conducting the session:  Fauquier Amateur Radio Association (FARA), Stafford Amateur Radio Association (SARA), Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club (RVARC), and Catastrophic Amateur Tactical Squad (KC4TS).  The test resulted in …

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Tree Care Staves Off Rope Wear, Keeps Antennas on Air

When it comes to Amateur Radio, things that I think I’m building or installing for temporary use sometimes end up becoming a permanent fixture of my station. What was intended as a “kludge” gets used longer than it should have. This was the case for the rope-and-pulley system that supported my first HF antenna, an …

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