Floyd County Veteran’s and Christmas Parades

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Many locals and visitors crowd the sidewalks and streets of downtown Floyd on parade days. With all the anticipation of the creative float and unique vehicles we may not notice local Ham Operators around who are assisting local law enforcement for the day. Hams are located at eight different locations along the parade route including: Floyd County High School, Mabry’s Funeral Home, South Locust Street, the stoplight, the Dispatcher’s Office, the Village Green, Circle K, and Wood’s Funeral Hom...
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FAIRS Present at Many Local Events

FAIRS has been present at many local functions with event stations, booths, and press articles to make folks aware of our ability to provide emergency help and training.  Highlight events of ’11-’12:  FAIRS 20th Anniversary On-Air Celebrations; Floyd Town Jubilee, where we sponsored fun radio talk and activities for children; hosting Cub Scouts and other groups at Floyd Community Amateur Radio Station; Amateur Radio Field Day 2011; as supporter of local music at Oak Grove Pavilion; as supporter ...
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FAIRS Present at Many Local Events

FAIRS has been present at many local functions with event stations, booths, and press articles to make folks aware of our ability to provide emergency help and training.  Highlight events of ’11-’12:  FAIRS 20th Anniversary On-Air Celebrations; Floyd Town Jubilee, where we sponsored fun radio talk and activities for children; hosting Cub Scouts and other groups at Floyd Community Amateur Radio Station; Amateur Radio Field Day 2011; as supporter of local music at Oak Grove Pavilion; as supporter ...
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ARRL Kids Day

Two activities which netted member participation were ARRL Kid’s Day and a “Get On The Air (GOTA)” station, both of which are opportunities for newly licensed amateurs and non-licensed persons to experience first-hand the fun of amateur radio. The Club aspires to be trained and become more involved in public service during the upcoming school year, and to liven programming to attract more students with a wider range of interests.
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Local Simulated Emergency Test

On October 19th, we were a host location (one of several in the region) at Floyd Community Amateur Radio Station to a Simulated Emergency Test held from 9am until noon.   The test emulated weather conditions that occurred during the Flood of 85 which was a result of Hurricane Juan and a low pressure system that combined.  The ground had been saturated by four days of rainfall prior to the arrival of the major rainfall.  The hardest hit areas were the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas.  This d...
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New Antenna on Top of The Village Green

FAIRS and certain members of the community erected a radio tower atop the newly renovated Village Square in the Town of Floyd (now known as The Station on South Locust Street).  This tower “connects the dots”, making amateur radio communications continuous over the eastern half of the state.  It is to be a public use and attraction, as a service to our citizens and visitors. Emergency communications, a promotion of Town and County, education and outreach are focuses of this effort.
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N4FCH Approved as ARRL Affiliate

The amateur radio club at Floyd County High School N4FCH (Floyd County High) recently received notification that is has been approved as an affiliate of American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for amateur radio. Benefits of being ARRL-affiliated are: insurance and equipment discounts, forums with tips for the club to improve its function and service, book and online resources, plus much more! By official letter sent to the Club, along with a handsome charter to honor th...
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FAIRS Helps Floyd Community Garden Grow

Floyd Community Garden (177 Webbs Mill Road, Rt. 8 at Northside Plaza) has been established for use by individuals and organizations --as a wholesome activity, and/or to produce healthy food items to share.  April 14th was opening day for the 2012 season.  Plenty! has rehabbed the space at Northside Plaza, and taken on board Ananda Underwood, Plenty! social work intern from Radford University and Alexis Bressler, coordinator of community and elementary school gardens for Plenty! In April ’12, a ...
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FAIRS Emergency Management Training – March 14, 2012

Floyd Amateur Radio Society W4FCV in cooperation with the Floyd County Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service sponsored Sky Warn training class at Station 1 Rescue Squad building on March 14th, 2012. Sky Warn is people informing the National Weather Service (NWS) what the weather conditions are, on the ground, at their homes or in areas while traveling.  One does not have to be an Amateur Radio Operator to be a Sky Warn spotter.  There is a program called WX Spots th...
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