Field Day 2023

Welcome to Field Day 2023

The ARA will follow the highly successful setup procedures that we first tested in 2021, and followed again last year (2022); we plan to setup the antennas Friday at a more leisurely pace. That was a change from the more traditional Saturday morning full setups.

Beginning the setup on Friday provided much needed time for testing, reconfiguring, and re-testing throughout the day – followed by a final round of tweaking and radio setup Saturday morning.

The conduit that the Ruritan installed during their build-out a few years ago, has been temporarily removed from the plan, although it did seem to work relatively.

Friday’s setup begins June 23 at 9AM; Saturday setup begins June 24 at 9AM.

There is more to be sorted out at the next meeting, so please check back…

The Dinner

Saturday’s dinner is scheduled for 5P, but is not set in stone. It may be a bit earlier/later, depending on members' needs and desires. The club will provide:

  • Fried Chicken
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Baked Beans
  • Potato Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Chips/Pretzels
  • Disposable plates, cups, napkins, etc…

What can I bring?

Members may bring whatever items they choose to help supplement the chicken and sides – desserts, snacks, cookies, cakes, pies, etc… All are welcome and appreciated!

Those items that don’t require refrigeration are best suited, but we are not restricting what members decide to bring for Saturday’s dinner.

Throughout the day the ARA will provide:

  • Water
  • Sodas of assorted varieties
  • Ice

It is the time of the year that nearly all hams looks forward to – partially because of the chance to stretch their rigs' legs and/or try out new antennas, but mainly because of the shared experiences and fellowship with their fellows operators.

The Antietam Radio Association usually holds its Field Day at the Leitersburg Ruritan Park, in Leitersburg, MD.

This year, Field Day 2023, operations will encompass June 24 & 25, beginning at 2 PM ET (1800 UTC) Saturday and continuing for 24 hours until 2 PM ET (1800 UTC) Sunday.

Please join us!