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OUR STORY

The 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 ideas.

Please join us the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 7pm-9pm for a Meeting on the Air on the 147.090 (+ / 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 kHz SSB.

ECT Meetings have resumed as 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.

NEXT MEETING
02/09/23
  7PM-9PM at the South Windham Fire Station, 33 Main Street, Windham
, ME

ECT MEETING
  4th Thursday Monthly, on-air and in-person,
at 7:00 PM, CCEMA Bunker, 22 High Street, Windham, ME

VE EXAM
Thursday, February 16, 7PM at the South Windham Fire Station, 33 Main 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 technical proficiency.

Membership is open to all persons 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.


MEETING LOCATIONS

During the fall and winter, (from October-May), formal meetings take place the second Thursday of each month from 7PM-9PM, at the new Scarborough Public Safety Building, located at 275 U.S. Rt. 1,  Scarborough, ME. Our meeting room is the first one on the left, when entering via the main public entrance.
Check our blog and calendar of events for the latest updates. 

During the summer, (from June-September), meetings are held at Wassamki Springs Campground, located at 56 Saco Street, in Scarborough, ME. Click here for directions.

See the Calendar of Events for the latest meeting information.




Station Activities   Archives


2022 ARRL Field Day

2022 FIELD DAY AT WASSAMKI SPRINGS

SCARBOROUGH, 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! 


 Mountain Topping & SOTA Activities

WSSM TEAM ACTIVATES MT. AGAMENTICUS (W1/AM-381)

Over 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.

Mt. Aggie 2022

Most 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 hilltop expedition.

CQWW VHF 1st Place WS1SM         WS1SM Mt. Washington, NH

Above (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. 



Lighthouse Expeditions and ILLW

WSSM TEAM ACTIVATES SQUIRREL POINT LIGHT
On 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 Light

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.




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