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Wireless Society of Southern Maine began as a group of friends with a
common interest in ham radio, who met weekly at the Wassamki Springs
Campground in Scarborough. In early summer of 2010, these friends
decided to create a more formal organization, recognizing a need in the
community for a club that was welcoming, helpful, and receptive to new
Please join us the 3rd Thursday of each month,
from 7pm-9pm for a Meeting on
on the 146.730 (- / 100) repeater. All are welcome, including
non-members. The net welcomes traffic to be forwarded via Radio Relay
International. Immediately following will be the After Net on 28.455
Meetings are hybrid on-air and in-person training sessions,
focussing on learning on-air skills and becoming familiar with the
radio equipment at the CCEMA facility. If anyone is interested in running net
control from the EMA, please contact Tim KB1HNZ.
7PM-9PM at the Scarborough Public Safety Building, 275 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME
4th Thursday Monthly, on-air and in-person, at 7:00 PM, CCEMA Bunker, 22 High Street, Windham, ME
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WSSM brings together
both new and experienced
operators alike to
share in the enjoyment of amateur radio, and encourages improvement in
all the various phases of the hobby,
including public service potential, operating ability, courtesy, and
Membership is open to
interested in radio communications. There is NO requirement to be
licensed, however only licensed operators and full time residents of
the area can be Full or "voting members." At our monthly meetings, we
like to encourage participation in round table discussions covering a
wide range of ham radio topics. We cordially invite you to visit us and
to become a member.
Monthly meetings take place the
second Thursday of each month from 7PM-9PM, alternating between the new Scarborough
Public Safety Building, located at 275 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough,
ME, and the South Windham Fire Department, located at 33 Main Street, Windham, ME. Check our blog and calendar of events for the latest updates.
FIELD DAY AT WASSAMKI SPRINGS
ME - On the weekend of June 25-26, the WS1SM team participated in their
12th ARRL Field Day from Wassamki Springs Campground, in Scarborough.
Operating as 3A (three fulltime HF stations on emergency power), and
call sign W1M, 2022 ARRL Field Day was not only a fun time, but a huge
success! We logged 1900 QSOs for a total of 6,210 QSO points, and
nearly maxed out on all the bonus points. Read the whole story here, or Click here
to view photos of the event!
ACTIVATES MT. AGAMENTICUS
the past several years,
WSSM members have activated numerous
summits across New England, including Bradbury Mountain (ME), Mt.
Agamenticus (ME), Mt. Washington (NH), Mt. Battie (ME), Mt. Megunticook
(ME), Douglas Mountain (ME), Cadillac Mountain (ME), and others.
recently, on July 23rd, members of the Wireless Society of Southern
Maine and New England Radio Discussion Society, participated in a joint
Parks on the Air (POTA) and Summits on the Air (SOTA) activation from
Mt. Agamenticus, in York, ME. Mt. Agamenticus has the designation
W1/AM-381 for SOTA and the Mt. Agamenticus Wildlife Management Area,
which includes the summit, is designated K-8448 for POTA..
Look for WS1SM spotted on the SOTA Watch website, or monitor
146.520 simplex during the weekends to find us on the air from our next
(on the left), is a certificate for 1st Place in the CQWW VHF Contest.
WS1SM earned first place in the Multi-op
category for New Hampshire 4 years in a row! On the right is a QSL card
from one of our SOTA/Contesting adventures to the summit of Mt.
Washington, in New Hampshire.
ACTIVATES SQUIRREL POINT LIGHT
Sunday, August 21st, members of the Wireless Society of Southern Maine
activated Squirrel Point Lighthouse, in Arrowsick, Maine, for 2022
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). This was the
twelfth different lighthouse activated by the team during an ILLW
weekend, and the fourteenth altogether.
Squirrel Point Lighthouse is located at the end of a 1.4 mile
out-and-back trail, which is an easy hike, but the mosquitoes were
particularly vicious, probably due to the time of day being morning and
its location along the Kennebec River. Once out of the wooded area,
though, and in the clear of the lighthouse property, the bugs
subsided... Find out more here.
Wireless Society of Southern
Maine, P.O. Box 6833, Scarborough, ME 04074