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  Winter 2023                                                                        Volume 13, Issue 1


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Winter Field Day is January 28-29

Clubs and individuals from around the world activate for the event, many using it as an opportunity to practice portable emergency communications in winter environments, since the potential for freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and other hazards present unique operational concerns... Read Full Story



2022 SET
2022 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) Review

Despite some challenges, the 2022 Simulated Emergency Test was a big success for our team
... Read Full Story



NWS Gray SKYWARN Amateur Radio Team
2022 Weather Year in Review

The year 2022 started out with three SKYWARN activations on January 7th, 17th – 18th, and 29th – 30th, the most memorable for a nor’easter that tracked near the Gulf of Maine on January 29th... Read Full Story



2022 MEQP
2022 Maine QSO Party Results

For 2022, we received a record 309 logs from 6 different countries, 31 U.S. States, 4 Canadian Provinces, and 9 Maine Counties. Thanks to everyone who participated
...  Find out More



2023 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge
Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge is Saturday, March 25th

The 13th Annual Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge takes place Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 12PM - 4PM..
. Find out More


VE Exam Windham
Next VE Exam is Thursday, February 16th

WSSM will be hosting a VE Exam on Thursday, February 16th, at the Windham Fire Department’s South Station, located at 33 Main Street, Windham, ME... Read Full Story



Calendar Upcoming Meetings / Events

1/26/2023 - ECT Meeting/Training Net - 7pm at the CCEMA Bunker, 22 High Street, Windham, ME & the 449.225 (- / 103.5 Hz) repeater.
1/28/2023 - 1/29/2023 - Winter Field Day
2/2/2023 - Radio Programming Workshop - 7:00pm - 9pm at at the South Windham Fire Department, 33 Main Street, Windham, ME.
2/9/2023 -
Monthly Meeting - 7pm - 9pm at the South Windham Fire Department, 33 Main Street, Windham, ME.

2/16/2023 - VE Exam - 7pm at the South Windham Fire Department, 33 Main Street, Windham, ME.
2/23/2023 - ECT Meeting/Training Net - 7pm at the CCEMA Bunker, 22 High Street, Windham, ME & the 449.225 (- / 103.5 Hz) repeater.
3/2/2022 - Informal Meeting - 7pm - 9pm at 89 Mussey Rd., Suite 102, Scarborough, ME.
3/9/2023 - Monthly Meeting - 7pm - 9pm at the Scarborough Public Safety Building, 275 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME (Room 105).
3/16/2023 - Meeting  on the Air - 7pm on the 147.090 (+ / 100 Hz) repeater.

3/23/2023 - ECT Meeting/Training Net - 7pm at the CCEMA Bunker, 22 High Street, Windham, ME & the 449.225 (- / 103.5 Hz) repeater.
3/25/2023 - Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge




KG7FST
QSL Corner

Above is a QSL card from KG7FST, for a 12m FT8 QSO with KB1HNZ (24.915 MHz, -20/-14, 0149 UTC, May 26, 2022). The QSL card features a Jeep crawling over some rocks on a trail.



DX News


Over the next several weeks, we look forward to some exciting DXPeditions, including some that will be active during the CQ 160m CW, ARRL DX Phone, and CQWW WPX contests. If you're looking to add some new DXCC entities to your totals, these are great contests to take part in. Here’s a list of some announced DXPeditions between now and early spring.

For up-to-date news about reported DXPeditions, click here, to read the latest 425 DX News Bulletin.

Roland F8EN will be again as TR8CR from Libreville from end of December 2022 to middle of March 2023. As usual he will be active mostly in CW from 30m to 10m.

W2APF will be active as VP2MDX from Montserrat, from January 2 - March 31; HF, CW, SSB, 10m FM.

W1DED will operating from Canouan Island, St. Vincent, between January 15 and February 21; HF, SSB.

A Norwegian team will activate as 3Y0J from Bouvet Island, from January 23 -  February 28; 160-10m, CW SSB FT4/FT8 RTTY; QSL via: M0OXO.

HB9DSP will activate as 5H3FM, from Zanzibar Island, Tanzania, from January 21 - January 31; 10m SSB, FT8; QSL via HB9DSP.

GU4YOX will activate as MJ5E from Jersey during the CQ 160m CW; QSL via GU4YOX.

W5JON will activate as V47JA, from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts & Nevis, between January 13 - February 15; 160-6m, SSB, FT8; QSL via W5JON.

OK5WX will activate as 9U4WX, from Bujumbura, Burundi, between February 4 - February 27; 80-10m; CW SSB; 100w; QSL via Club Log OQRS or IZ8CCW.

JA1PFP will activate as JD1BQB, from Chichijima, Ogasawara (IOTA AS-031), between February 7 - February 13 ; HF; QSL via JA1PFP.

N9GB will activate as V26DX, from Antigua, from February 9 - February 16; 40-10m; OCF dipole; holiday style operation.

DL2GAC will activate as H44MS, from the Solomon Islands, from February 15 - April 30; HF; SSB FT8.

A Slovakian team will activate as 3B7M, from St Brandon I (IOTA AF-015), from February 24 - March 5; 160-6m; CW SSB FT8 RTTY.

WB2REM KE2D VO1IDX K4LT will activate as HD8M, from Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, from March 1 - March 11; 160-6m; CW SSB FT8 FT4; QRV for ARRL DX Phone Contest.

EA1BP will activate as FM/EA1BP from Martinique, from March 21 - 28; HF, focus on WARC; SSB; QSL via EA1BP; QRV using TO7O in WPX SSB.




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