Field Day 2023 recap and photos

After a week of ominous forecasts, the Field Day 2023 weather could hardly have been more ideal.  Even though we officially had three transceivers plus a Get On the Air station, we had as many as eight different radios going, as folks brought out their gear to test out in a portable environment.  It was the ultimate show and tell event – better than a hamfest, as the equipment was all running!  New this year – we ran 100% battery/solar – no generator or commercial power was used. While the club generator is quiet at 2am, batteries are more quiet.

Below are some photos from the weekend, in no particular order.  If you have others to share, please email them to me.  My address is current on  73! Mike K3MMM

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Field Day 2023!

Field Day 2023 is just around the corner on weekend of June 24th & 25th. Here is the plan as of now:

  • We’ll be operating from Remsberg Park at 7408 Holter Rd in Middletown 21769
  • Setup will begin around 9:00-ish, and we’ll start making contacts at 2:00pm, then run until Sunday afternoon.
  • We plan to run three HF stations + a Get On the Air (GOTA) station for non-licensed operators.
  • Our goal is to run 100% solar/battery, and keep the generator as a backup plan.
  • Feel free to bring a camping tent for a quick cat-nap.
  • Feel free to bring your own radio or antenna to try, or use one of the radios that we’ll have in operation. Also feel free to bring whatever gear you may have questions about, and it’s very likely that someone can help you sort it out.
  • We’re making this a pot-luck food event; if you can, please bring your favorite dish to share.

So, PLEASE plan to stop by and make some contacts, or just socialize for a while. If you have questions, feel free to send me a note – my address is current on

Mike K3MMM


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June 2023 Club Meeting

Come one and all to hang with the cool kids at the June meeting of the Frederick Amateur Radio Club.  We will meet on Monday, June 19th at 7pm at the Social Hall of the Independent Hose Company, located at 310 Baughmans Lane in Frederick.  We welcome all visitors, both licensed hams and members of the greater community who may be interested.  We will finish planning for Field Day next weekend and hear a presentation by Howard AE3T on Working the World on 2 Meters via the Moon!

Please join us in person or via Zoom – use this link:




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May Club Meeting

Please join us for the May 2023 Frederick Amateur Radio Club meeting, scheduled for Monday May 15th at 7pm.  Meetings are held in the social hall of the Independent Hose Company, located at 310 Baughmans Lane in Frederick.  Parking and hall entrance are located at the back of building.  Club meetings are a great way to meet other local ham operators, are open to anyone who is interested – we encourage visitors to stop in. This month we’ll have a presentation by Kerri KB3WAV and Ray KC3RW regarding basics of Parks on the Air (POTA) activations. 

If you can’t join us in person, you’re welcome to join via Zoom here:


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