Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club Celebrates Annual Field Day Virtually

The annual field day of a local amateur radio club had gone virtual this year, with “hams” from across the region showing off their home setups. Operators from the Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club are taking part in the national field day throughout the weekend. During this, members contact other radio stations from around the world to exchange information.

Heather Tribble, president of the Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club said, “We set up all of these fancy antennas and all of our radios and really make a lot of contact with the public, and we can’t do that this year. We try and showcase our emergency preparedness skills. Show people the fun you can have with amateur radio and other community service aspects of the hobby.”

According to, “Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout the U.S. set up temporary transmitting stations, and more than 35,000 people participated in last year’s activities, according to Tribble. The annual event has been held since 1933, according to the club, and is one of the most popular events in ham radio. The virtual field day runs through Sunday.”

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6304 Windward Dr

5 baths this single-family home offers urban convenience with the feel of living in a nature preserve. Luxurious light filled open modernized floor plan includes walls of windows, skylights, and vaulted ceilings in main living/dining and gleaming wide plank hardwood flooring throughout. The breathtaking gourmet eat-in kitchen is perfect for entertaining offering an 8-foot island with waterfall, quartz counter top, white/grey soft close shaker cabinets, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Step down to the spacious family room and relax with the cozy wood burning fireplace and wet bar. Open the sliding glass door to a great sized new deck and flagstone patio in rear-perfect for barbecues and entertaining! Walk upstairs to your master suite and lavish full-bath. Down the hall you will find 3 additional nice sized bedrooms and updated full bath. Head down to the fully finished walk-out basement with recreation area, 5th bedroom with two closets, full bath and wet bar. Enjoy all of Burke Centre's fabulous amenities from basketball courts and tennis courts, walking/jogging/biking paths, multiple ponds and lakes for fishing, 5 community centers/club houses/pools (passes available to purchase; including the Burke Centre Swim Club). Conveniently located within minutes to Virginia Railway Express (VRE); accessible to Franconia-Springfield metro (Blue & Yellow lines to Pentagon and DC); Metro-Pentagon bus stops within walking distance; park-and-ride lots; Fairfax County Parkway and much more. Welcome to your dream home!****CHECK OUT THE VIDEO PREVIEW BY CLICKING*** [Burke Centre - $749,900]

Welcome to the penthouse at 1450 Emerson Avenue #502! Thoughtfully priced at LESS THAN tax assessment, this elegant condominium is just steps from shopping, restaurants and cafes in downtown McLean.

1450 Emerson Ave #502

Overlooking the colorfully planted and private Palladium courtyard from bedroom side and western views from living room and dining room balconies, this 2130 square foot, 2 bedroom plus den and 2.5 bath property with private access elevator is awash with natural light. Twelve foot ceilings and transoms over balcony doors lend an open light-filled feeling! Fresh interior paint, replaced bedroom carpeting, hardwood floors throughout and tile flooring in bathrooms and laundry room and generous moldings enhance this opulently appointed home. One can enjoy local and Washington DC fireworks from the two balconies. Friendly concierge in newly redecorated two-story lobby set the tone for quiet elegance! Walk through video tour: [Palladium At McLean - $1,350,000]

WOW! Welcome to this gorgeous Modern Tudor home nestled on a beautiful, private corner lot.

11301 Bellmont Dr

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Gorgeous single family home in quiet Chantilly neighborhood! Beautifully maintained home with many high end features.

4029 Mapleton Dr

Upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, as well as dining space. Kitchen leads outside to enclosed porch/three season space with glass windows, a hot tub, and ample space for entertaining and relaxing all summer. Picturesque back yard with flower beds, shed, sunny deck space, and walkways. Large master bedroom with attached bath. Brand new upgraded flooring and fresh paint throughout home. Spacious family room with stately corner brick fireplace. Mud room off of family room with space for a workshop, including a work space, storage cabinets, and an extra refrigerator/freezer. Great location, with easy access for commuters (Rt. 50, I-66, and Dulles Airport.) Close to Dulles Expo Center, several state parks, and tons of shopping and restaurants! [Brookfield - $460,000]

Welcome to this stately 5 bedroom, 4.

3720 Spicewood Dr

5 bath home situated on a private 1/2 acre wooded lot on a quiet cul-de-sac conveniently located only 2 miles from the Capital Beltway, close to INOVA Fairfax Hospital Campus, shopping, casual and fine dining, entertainment, recreation, parks, metro bus, rail and two major airports. This luxurious 3 level home offers a spacious open floor plan on all three finished levels. Entertain your guests or enjoy a good book on the large, secluded, screened deck with stunning Brazilian wood floors & ceiling fans surrounded by nature and gorgeous mature trees. Enter the home through the portico into the grand two story entry, flanked by the formal living and dining rooms and a traditional wood staircase with landing. The spacious Gourmet kitchen features granite counters, an island with seating, dining area, double ovens, plentiful cabinets, a gas cooktop, and Mosaic hardwood floors. Adjoining the kitchen is a dramatic, light-filled, two-story family room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a gas fireplace. Enter the sunny main level study/library through French doors from the family or living room. The formal living room, dining room and butlers pantry/bar boast an array of fine architectural details including beautiful Palladian windows, crown molding and Mosaic hardwood flooring. The upper level has a huge master suite with tray ceilings, sitting area, two walk-in closets and Mosaic hardwood floors. The remodeled Master bath features a spa tub, two vanities with quartz counters, walk-in shower, separate water closet, ceramic tile flooring, linen closets and tons of storage. There are 3 additional bedrooms and 2 additional full baths on the upper level. Two bedrooms share a spacious Jack n Jill bath with separate shower, tub and two vanities. The fully finished walkout lower level has a media/recreation room, exercise room, 5th bedroom with ensuite full bath, gas fireplace and two spacious storage rooms. The yard has been professionally landscaped and maintained with an in ground irrigation system. Among the many extras included are an 18KW Generator, security system, 2-car garage with driveway parking and NO HOA. The Builders model home has been immaculately maintained and ready for move-in! Link to Matterport 3D Tour: [Woodburn Heights - $1,149,990]

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1948 Kennedy Dr #T3

~This 2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath Condo, + Your Own Back Yard to do Gardening and Planting Your Favorite Bushes and Flowers Great for Outdoor Living, with Plenty of Space for Barbecuing and Entertaining, Not to Mention the Condo is Updated with New Carpets and Paint! Newer Appliances and Cabinetry, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Kitchen, New Flooring, 2 Entrances to the Unit, One Private Entrance From the Parking to the Unit., Other From the Building Entrance, where you also find the Mailbox # T3. This gorgeous Condo is Just Minutes from Route 66, Next to 495, and Route 7, Leesburg Pike. What Else??! You are in Close Proximity to things you enjoy such as Shopping in~ the Tyson's Corner Mall, Tysons Galleria, Movie Theatres, Wholefoods, Traders Joe, Starbucks, Gourmet Dining and Entertainment!! Sport & Health Club of McLean is Just a Short Distance away. For Your Convenience, there is a Property Manager on Site, Outdoor swimming pool great for Lap Swim, Volley Ball Court, Big Size Exercise Room Also a Small Convenient~ Store at the Bottom of the Hill. This Condo Can be A Great Investment Property, or You Can Enjoy Living in it Now! LESS THAN A MILE TO METRO STATIONLESS THAN 2 MILES TO COFFEE~~LESS THAN~ 14 MILES TO REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORTLESS THAN 16 MILES TO DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTLESS THAN 2 MILES TO TYSONS CORNER MALL~~Take advantage of what you want when you want because it is all around you.~ [McLean Chase - $320,000]

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Luxurious, Infinity model +1 Bedroom + Den & 2 Full Baths + 1 Garage Space in the heart of Tysons Corner.

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1310

Granite & stainless steel appliances. Premium hardwood flooring. Extraordinary views of Tysons & DC. Building amenities abound; roof top pool & lounge + entertainment area, 24 hr security, guest suites and much more. Walk to Silver Line Metro, Harris Teeters, and Starbucks. One-of-a-Kind Building.. One Park Crest has great amenities like a building concierge, rooftop pool, 18th floor lounge and bar~with billiards, 2-sided fireplace and spectacular views. A wonderful Fitness Center, library and a lovely courtyard. Steps away from Harris Teeter and Starbucks. Minutes to the Silver Line Metro (< 1 mile), restaurants and shopping at~Tysons Corner Mall and Tysons Galleria. 3D Tour: [One Park Crest - $625,000]

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