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WS1SM Field Day at Wassamki Springs Campground

Since 2011, the Wireless Society of Southern Maine has operated Field Day from Wassamki Springs Campground, in Scarborough, Maine. Many thanks to the Hillock Family for their hospitality!

Wassamki Springs Campground



2011 Field Day

Category: 1A

1st in 1A category (Maine)
13th in Maine (all categories)
73rd in 1A category (Worldwide)

FD1
Tim KB1HNZ and Charlie W1CPS

FD3
Charlie operating overnight

FD5
Tim having a laugh

FD8
40 meter zipcord antenna

FD10
Charlie W1CPS operating 6 meters QRP

FD12
Charlie W1CPS, Rory KB1PLY, and Frank KR1ZAN
 
FD15
Charlie W1CPS
FD2
Frank KR1ZAN calling CQ

FD6
Tony (then N1AJB) and Tim KB1HNZ

FD7
Frank KR1ZAN logging some QSOs

FD9
The 2011 Field Day setup

FD11
Frank (then WA1PLD) operating HF

FD13
Thom W1WMG

FD14
Frank KR1ZAN and Tim KB1HNZ making a satellite QSO



2012 Field Day

Category: 1A

2nd in 1A category (Maine)
12th in Maine (all categories)
69th in 1A category (Worldwide)

FD1
The 2012 table display

FD3
Ready for the rain

FD5
Raining

FD7
Thom W1WMG warms up by the fire

FD9
Thom W1WMG on the air

FD11
Charlie W1CPS operates HF
FD2
Frank WA1PLD cooks some burgers and dogs

FD4
The 2012 Field Day setup

FD6
Tim KB1HNZ operates overnight

FD8
Frank WA1PLD

FD10
6 meter antenna

FD12
Campfire



2013 Field Day

Category: 2A

3rd in 2A category (Maine)
7th in Maine (all categories)
167th in 2A category (Worldwide)

FD1
Thom W1WMG sets up the Spiderbeam

FD3
Almost there

FD5
Raising the antenna

FD7
Spiderbeam fully extended

FD9
Crowd under the tent

FD11
Rory KB1PLY, Thom W1WMG, and Dakota KB1YYC

FD15
Frank (then KA1QW) teaches CW to Jerry's son

FD17
Thom W1WMG and Sean (then W1GFD)

FD19
Dakota KB1YYC operates while Thom logs

FD23
Corey makes his first contact

FD27
Frank KA1QW operates VHF

FD29
Thom works 20m while Ryan KB1YTR logs

FD32
Dana K1RQ operates 20m CW while Thom logs

FD34
Rick K1OT operates while Thom logs

FD40
Sun setting

FD38
Thom operates overnight as Rory stops by

FD41
Is Thom asleep at the mic?

FD43
Rick K1OT operates CW on 20 meters
FD2
Spiderbeam partially assembled

FD4
Table display

FD6
Starting to come together

FD8
2m yagi mounted on Rick's truck

FD10
The 2013 Field Day setup

FD14
Setting up the second HF station

FD16
Jerry's son takes a liking to it

FD18
"W1CPS - OVER!"

FD20
Charlie W1CPS and Bert KB1ZLV assemble a 6 meter yagi

FD22
Sean W1GFD works 40 meters

FD25
The 2 meter yagi

FD28
Frank at the mic

FD30
Sean is busy on 40 meters

FD33
Rick and Thom are still at it

FD35
Dave KB1FGF operates while Thom looks on

FD37
Rory KB1PLY takes the mic

FD39
Tim KB1HNZ operates HF overnight

FD44
Dana K1RQ takes a turn at the key



2014 Field Day

Category: 3A

1st in 3A category (Maine)
1st in Maine (all categories)
45th in 3A category (Worldwide)

FD1
Joe K1JB, Rick K1OT, and Dana K1RQ, begin setting up the 40m antenna

FD6
Tower up

FD10
Rick brings the boom up the tower

FD13
Satellite yagi positioned for an ISS pass

FD15
Ready to get on the air!

FD17
Solar power

FD19
Dana K1RQ and Rick K1OT

FD21
The 40m monobander

FD23
CJ KC1AMT on the air

FD25
Thom W1WMG and Ryan KB1YTR on the air

FD27
Charlie W1CPS operating 6 meters

FD29
Sean W1GFD on the air

FD31
The WSSM Field Day setup from across the driveway

FD34
2014 WSSM Field Day
FD5
Sean W1GFD, Thom W1WMG, and Joe K1JB helping out

FD8
Rick climbs up the tower to install the yagi

FD12
VHF/UHF Satellite yagi

FD14
Almost done

FD16
Thom W1WMG unpacks the FT857d

FD18
Frank KA1QW on the air

FD20
Dana sets up the macros

FD22
Annette cooks up some burgers and franks

FD24
The 2014 Field Day setup

FD26
Table display

FD28
Sean W1GFD gets his quad copter ready

FD30
The 6 meter setup

FD32
Busy under the tent

FD35
Banner on the CW trailer



2015 Field Day

Category: 3A

1st in 3A category (Maine)
1st in Maine (all categories)
29th in 3A category (Worldwide)

FD1
Thom W1WMG and Gil K1LMJ setup the Spiderbeam

FD5
Connecting the matching unit

FD7
The HF SSB station

FD10
Spiderbeam all setup

FD12
Charlie's 6 meter yagi

FD14
The CW station

FD16
Cindy and Annette present Richard Hillock with a gift from the club
 
FD18
Thom and Ryan put up a long wire for 80m

FD20
The Spiderbeam

FD22
Charlie W1CPS and Gil K1LMJ at the 6m station

FD24
From outside the tent

FD26
Crowd at the GOTA station

FD28
Rory hangs up the WS1SM banner

FD30
Sean works 40m SSB

FD32
Officer Young, from Gorham PD stops by

FD34
Sebastian KC1BMY takes a turn at the mic

FD36
WSSM banner on the CW trailer

FD39
Thom W1WMG operates overnight

FD41
Sean and Ryan on the air

FD43
Downpour

FD45
Thom operates 20m SSB Sunday morning

FD47
Ryan works 40m Sunday morning
FD2
Thom assembles the frame elements

FD4
Installing the wire elements

FD9
Thom makes some final checks

FD11
Table display and tent

FD13
40 meter monobander and trailer

FD15
Joe K1JB and Ryan KB1YTR work on networking the logs

FD17
Thom shows off the table display

FD19
Solar power

FD21
Charlie draws a crowd

FD23
Thom operates 20m SSB

FD25
Sam N1WIG and Frank KR1ZAN at the GOTA station

FD27
Tim KB1HNZ operates 20m SSB

FD29
CJ KC1AMT on the air

FD31
Ryan KB1YTR sets up his panadapter

FD33
CJ operates 20m SSB while Thom logs

FD35
The Yaesu FT857d

FD37
Nightfall

FD40
Sean operates 40m SSB

FD42
Thom operates while Annette KC1AMQ logs

FD44
Rain fly in place

FD46
Dakota on the air while Thom logs

FD48
Pond forms near the trailer



2016 Field Day

Category: 3A

1st in 3A category (Maine)
1st in Maine (all categories)
12th in 3A category (Worldwide)

FD1
Pete KC1DFO and Charlie W1CPS setup the tent

FD3
Frank, Pete, Stefania, and Rory

FD6
Somebody call the safety officer!

FD8
Frank K5HS unloads some gear

FD10
Ryan operates 40m SSB

FD12
Crowd at the snack table

FD14
Rick K1OT operates 40m CW

FD16
Part of the 2016 Field Day setup

FD18
Sebastian makes a QSO on 6 meters

FD21
Tent with solar panel

FD23
The tent at night

FD26
Charlie operates from the trailer overnight

FD28
Ryan KB1YTR and Sean W1GFD operate digital modes from the trailer
FD2
Spiderbeam pieces

FD4
Pete and Rory help out with the Spiderbeam

FD7
Ryan sets up a station in the tent

FD9
Frank W1FRA poses with county officials

FD11
Frank W1FRA, Fred W4FWW , Ricky, and Frank K5HS

FD13
Rick K1OT and Rory KB1PLY

FD15
Attempting a satellite QSO

FD17
Operating tent and Spiderbeam

FD20
Adam N3AWM operates 6 meters

FD22
Frank K5HS teaches a course on composing radiograms

FD24
Campfire

FD27
Early morning

FD29
Stefania K1GJY works 20 meters SSB



2017 Field Day

Category: 3A

1st in 3A category (Maine)
1st in Maine (all categories)
21st in 3A category (Worldwide)

FD1
Setting up the Spiderbeam

FD3
40m monobander setup

FD5
Crowd at the picnic table

FD7
Spiderbeam fully extended

FD9
Greg and Dave examine the antenna

FD11
Stefania is still at it

FD13
The 40m SSB station in the CCEMA trailer

FD15
Part of the 2017 Field Day setup

FD18
Yagis on the 40ft tower

FD20
Waylon KC1HJN operates 20m SSB

FD22
Pete KC1DFO, CJ W1CJC, and Frank KR1ZAN

FD24
Sean's Yaesu FT847

FD26
CJ aims the antenna based on Eric's directions
FD2
Finishing touches
 
FD4
Charlie dedicates the 2017 Field Day to Dana K1RQ

FD6
Stefania operates 20m SSB

FD8
Charlie operates 6 meters

FD10
Beautiful Day

FD12
Calling CQ on simplex

FD14
Time to eat!

FD16
The CW trailer

FD19
Dave W1AMX and Waylon KC1HJN

FD21
The GOTA station

FD23
CJ operates the GOTA station

FD25
CJ, Eric, and Franks setup for a satellite QSO

FD27
Satellite on the horizon



  

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