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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11408 Gate Hill Pl #119 - this Reston condo has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1 car detached garage, Bennington Model in sought after North Reston for under $425k away and from construction in Reston - use the 3rd bedroom for your home office and/or gym - stainless steel appliances with gas cooking, washer and dryer, gleaming hardwood floors throughout , NEW HVAC 2019, walk in closets w/ closet systems, ceiling fans, faux wood blinds, upgraded tile work, nest doorbell and nest thermostat, 2 patios in the back w/ 3 entrances to the condo, new paving in community - condo fee is $310 and includes water, sewer, trash and recycling and no lawn or exterior maintenance to take care of - also part of the Reston Association HOA ($708 a year) - A MUST SEE - nestled in Sutton Ridge which is next to North Hills tennis courts and swimming pool and lots of trails nearby - walking distance to North Point shopping Center, Lake Anne and Lake Newport, Buzz Aldrin Elementary, restaurants and shopping, close to Reston Town Center, Tysons Corner, Dulles Town Center, Fair Oaks, Rt 7, Fairfax County Parkway and the toll road - on the bus line and close to Wiehle Metro and Reston Town Center Metro stations - ask us how to qualify for the 1st time home buyer down payment grant of up t o 2% to 2.5% of the purchase price. [Sutton Ridge - $416,999]

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9014 Triple Ridge Rd

The main level has an Open floorplan with sunken living room, cathedral ceiling , open loft, hardwoods throughout, & a kitchen to die for! Loads of sunlight 3 skylights in kitchen/breakfast nook, loft level viewing formal living room is an excellent office, Newer roof, high efficiency vinyl windows, full new kitchen, new flooring, remodeled full baths, large 3 season room off rear main level, new decking and rear, tiered flagstone patio! Fully finished basement with bedroom and full bath, side yard entrance/exit. designer features throughout, wainscot, chair, box and crown moldings. Phenomenal public school pyramid. Welcome home! Open Sunday 1/25th 1-4pm [Triple Ridge - $745,000]

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2824 Rifle Ridge Rd

Privacy abounds on this over half acre stunning lot, perfect for gardening, playing, entertaining, name it! Enjoy the stunning view from the oversized screened in porch!! Nature and sophistication combine in this amazing property! A country living feel but just minutes from the town of Oakton, Vienna, Reston, Fairfax and Tysons. When you purchase this home you will benefit from the carefully selected recent updates as well as those made throughout the years such as the museum tiles in the kitchen backsplash and the unique white Spanish tile that makes up the master bathroom floor; the streets of Barcelona recreated! The minute you walk into this home you will welcomed by the light filled spaces. The formal living room is so spacious and bright! Bring your baby grand! Amazing views from the front as well as the the side bay window added by owners for great views of the gardens. The office/den/family room offers the coveted flexible space everyone is seeking in COVID times. Perfect for an office, large enough for a shared office or home school space. Or, enjoy the wood burning fireplace for a cozy family room. The work, life, school "new normal" balance is possible here!! The dining room looks out to the deck and pergola covered in magical wisteria. The vine fills the spring air with the sweet fragrant of the beautiful blooms and provides shade on the hottest summer days. The recent kitchen remodel includes custom cabinets, a huge pantry with pull outs and brand new tile floor installed in October 2020. Kitchen has large eat in area as well as access to the large deck and screened in porch. So many options for dining, entertaining or just relaxing amongst the lush green surroundings. All hardwoods on the main level were just refinished, polishing off the updated and fresh look of this amazing home. The owners bath is nothing less than spa like. The large walk in shower with frameless door and glass tile is the focal point of the large room. But the hexagon shaped, white Spanish tile hand picked by the owners is a true masterpiece. A large linen closet and walk in owners closet with pocket door can also be found in the owners suite. Three additional, large bedrooms are also on the upper level, all with large closets, large windows and hardwood floors. The lower level offers an enormous family room with home theater. Projector, motorized screen and built in component closet will come in handy for cozy nights and Netflix. The kitchenette with full fridge, sink, and microwave and custom cabinets provide inspiration for so many uses. With a full bath and bedroom also on the lower level, you'll have so much space and flexibility. The partially finished utility room with sink and built in shelving can be used for storage, project or hobby room, or be finished for additional living space. There's also additional large storage closets on the lower level. Plus it is located in sought after school district and close to everything. Just minutes to world class shopping, dinning & entertainment in Oakton, Vienna, Reston, Fairfax or Tysons. Super easy access to major transportation including Dulles, METRO and local commuter routes. Believe me when I tell you: THIS HOUSE HAS IT ALL!! [None Available - $859,000]

This Beautifully Updated home is walking distance to the Vienna Metro and backs to peacefully quiet parkland.

9616 Lindenbrook St

Updated baths, kitchen and windows. The updated kitchen features lots of granite counter space, custom cabinets, stainless appliances and an eating nook. The living/dining room features a woodland view and has hardwood floors. Upstairs are three bedrooms, an updated and refreshed master bathroom, and updated full hall bath. The basement offers a rec room, a laundry area, a rough-in for a lower level bathroom, plus plenty of storage. Walkout to a patio that backs to a lovely wooded area with trails, paths (to metro), and a creek. The home is conveniently located minutes from, US-29, US-50, I-66, and I-495. Shopping and good eats are also a short drive away. Check out the 3d tour. [Linden Square - $499,000]

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214 Park Terrace Ct SE #86

Enjoy the remodeled zen-style bathroom with vessel sink and natural pebble flooring. Huge Master walk-in closet, maple engineered hardwoods, sunny private balcony view facing W&OD trail. Unit is move-in ready or can be updated with your finishing touches. New paint throughout, balcony just power-washed and newly stained. Convenient open, unreserved parking. Extra storage and laundry room on lower level. Condo fee inc. natural gas, heat, water, trash removal, outdoor pool, property management and landscaping! Prime location in the heart of Vienna. Walking distance to downtown Vienna shops, restaurants, Whole Foods, library and elementary school. Top-rated school district. Near Vienna community center and Farmers Market May-Oct. Easy access to Rt. 123 and I-66. [Park Terrace - $270,000]

Well cared for beautiful town home less than a five minute drive from Fairfax Inova Hospital! Walk out the basement to relax by the community pool less than 100 yards away.

8390 Glastonbury Ct

Or take a slightly longer 1.5 mile walk to the heart of the lively mosaic district. You cannot beat this location! Stainless steal appliances. Granite counter tops. New lighting. Basement has a spacious Recreation room with laminate flooring, walk-out to a fully fenced, no-maintenance brick patio. Large laundry/utility room/workshop. 1 assigned parking space at your front door [Strathmeade Square - $460,000]

Single level living with 3 bedrooms and 2 full main level baths.

6608 Bowie Dr

Covered front porch and fenced rear yard with patio. Open concept with hardwoods, tiled bathrooms and kitchen. Large new concrete driveway for lots of additional parking. New roof 2018, kitchen updated 2015. Great commuter location, close to 395, 495, 95. Nice yard, fenced. Convenient to many shopping and entertainment spots. Close to VRE and metro statiion. Coming 10/21/2020 [Springfield Estates - $450,000]

Beautifully designed 3-year old single family house with 5 bedrooms 4.

4629 Caprino Ct

5 bathrooms located close to George Mason University Fairfax campus. Two living area with gas fireplace, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, white cabinets and big island, extra room for an office space on the main floor. Private entrance for basement level in the back. Fully finished 1 bedroom with full bath, wet bar with lots of cabinets, and a possible media room in the basement. Deck and grass space in the back. Four bedrooms on the second floor. One spacious master bedroom with sitting area, plenty of windows, two walk-in closets, en suite bathroom, separate bathtub and shower, double vanity. Second bedroom also comes with en suite bathroom and a spacious walk-in closet. Two-car garage with driveway and street parking in the community. A must see in Robinson Secondary school district! [Kenilworth - $1,050,000]

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