June Field Day 2023

2023 ARRL Field Day — June 24 – 25th 2023

South Jersey Radio Association  Ham Radio Operators On the Air for Nationwide Event June 24th to 25th 2023

For Immediate Release

Ham radio operators from the South Jersey Radio Association in Southern New Jersey will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise from 2:00 PM June 24th on Saturday local time and will continue to operate for 24 hrs. until 2:00 PM on Sunday June 25thd. The event is ARRL Field Day (www.arrl.org/FieldDay), an annual amateur radio activity organized since 1933 by ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio in the United States.

Hams from across North America ordinarily participate in Field Day by establishing temporary ham radio stations in public locations to demonstrate their skill and service. Their use of radio signals, which reach beyond borders, bring people together while providing essential communication in the service of communities. Field Day highlights ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent, wireless communications network.

Ham Radio operators all over the country will also use the radio stations set up in their homes or taken to their backyards and other locations to operate individually or with their families. Many hams have portable radio communication capability that includes alternative energy sources such as generators, solar panels, and batteries to power their equipment. 

This year's event is also noteworthy given that a particularly active hurricane season is predicted. “Hams have a long history of serving our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communication infrastructure, including cell towers,” said Scott S, South Jersey club member, (call sign AA2SD). “Ham radio functions completely independently of the internet and phone systems and a station can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. Hams can quickly raise a wire antenna in a tree or on a mast, connect it to a radio and power source, and communicate effectively with others,”Scott D added. 

During Field Day 2021, more than 26,000 hams participated from thousands of locations across North America. According to ARRL, there are more than 750,000 amateur radio licensees in the US, and an estimated 3 million worldwide. 

Among the tenets of the Amateur Radio Service is developing and practicing skills in radio technology and radio communications, and even contributing to international goodwill. Hams range in age from as young as 9 to older than 100. A self-study license guide is available from ARRL: The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual (www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual) and for Kindle (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07DFSW94G).


For more information about ARRL Field Day South Jersey Radio event, contact 

In the South Jersey Area, the South Jersey Radio Association will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at the Savich Farm Field, which is across Main Street in Marlton from the Indian Springs Golf Course, Marlton, NJ 08053. The public is invited to come see amateur radio in action. Additional areas can be found on our web site www.sjra.org and arrl.org.

Ken Botterbrodt
15 Pelham Road
Marlton, NJ 08053

856.983.1924 x3 (Home) 609.304.7699 (Cell)



visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio. 


The South Jersey Radio Association Established in 1916 is the Oldest Continuously Meeting Amateur Club in North America. Over the years Amateur Radio Operators have stood to provide critical communications in the event of various emergencies.  About South Jersey Radio Association - The SJRA operates the K2AA Repeater located in Medford, NJ and the K2UK Repeater located in Pine Hill, NJ. Both Repeaters are FM and C4FM compatible. The repeaters are open for use without restriction to all licensed amateur operators.