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Topics & Links

Most Wireless Society of Southern Maine meetings include a rountable dicussion period about the "topic of the night." These can range from  planning a field operation to ham radio basics such as antenna modelling, dx'ing, operating QRP, digital modes, or even kit building. As this page gets updated, you'll be able to keep up to date with the latest topics, and some of the useful info that rises out of our research, activities, and presentations. Explore the Topics & Links Archive for a history of meeting topics, events, and ham radio related resources.



EVENTS



August 18-19th
The WS1SM team will operate from a soon-to-be announced lighthouse for the 2018 International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. 
ILLW 18

June 23-24th
The WS1SM team will participate in their 8th ARRL Field Day at Wassamki Springs Campground, on the weekend of June 23-24. Since 1933, Field Day has been a friendly competition that encourages hams to operate "in the field," as a way to practice and demonstrate their ability to provide effective communications without the need of commercial power or well-equipped home stations.

 FD18

TBD
SKYWARN® Spotter Training - 7PM-9PM at the Cumberland County EMA Bunker

To ensure a network of knowledgeable volunteers and accurate reporting, those who are interested in becoming spotters are asked to attend a training session provided by a local office of the National Weather Service. SKYWARN®  training is provided free of charge . The Cumberland County EMA Bunker is located at 22 High Street, in Windham, ME

SKYWARN® volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.  

SKYWARN

January 27-28th
The WS1SM team will participate in their first Winter Field Day at the Cumberland County EMA, on the weekend of January 27-28. The purpose of Winter Field Day is to foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter!

The public is welcome to attend, and those interested in participating may inquire at any upcoming meeting between now and January 27th.
Winter Field Day



MEETING TOPICS
January's Topic: Winter Field Day Prep

Join us Thursday, January 11th, from 7pm-9pm, at the CCEMA Bunker, located at 22 High Street, in Windham, as we'll be discussing plans for our participation in the upcoming Winter Field Day, including logistics, availability of operators, equipment, food, and more! 2018 Winter Field Day takes place the weekend of January 27-28.


WSSM HAM RADIO PAGES

DMR Intro

CW Page
SOTA

Ham Radio Projects
Message Handling

Digital Modes
Lighthouse Activations

D-STAR Intro



HAM RADIO LINKS

ARRL

DX Info Centre

SM3CER Contest Service

Echolink
Radio Amateurs of Canada

DX Coffee

DX World

DX Summit
Radio Society of Great Britain

425 DX News

N3GK

AMSAT
Romanian Federation of Radio Amateurs

QRZ.com

Ham Atlas

AC6V

There are hundreds of resources online for the radio amateur, but we've made an effort to collect links to some of the best websites in the radio community. Please keep checking, as we will continue to update this page as new sites are brought to our attention.

ARRL Division & Sections

New England Division
Maine Section
New Hampshire Section
Connecticut Section
Western Mass Section
Eastern Mass Section
Rhode Island Section
Vermont Section
Eastern New York Section


Public Service

Maine ARES
New Hampshire ARES
ARRL National Traffic System
REACT
Yankee SKYWARN
SKYWARN.org
Air Force MARS
Army MARS
Civil Air Patrol
Radio Relay International
Repeater / Frequency Resources

New England Repeater Directory
New York Repeater Directory

Call Sign Lookup / Callbooks

HamCall.net
1X1 Special Event Call Book
QRZ.com

Ham Radio Clubs

Saddleback Repeater Association
White Mountain Amateur Radio Club
Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club
Mount Greylock Expeditionary Force
Clubul Sportiv Petrolul Ploiesti
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association
Mount Tom Repeater Association
Boston Amateur Radio Club

Troy Amateur Radio Association
Whitman Amateur Radio Club
Operating / DX / Contest Clubs

3.905 Century Club
RSGB Islands On The Air (IOTA)
Summits On The Air (SOTA)
The AM Window
D-STAR Reflector
The National Radio Club
FISTS CW Club
AM Fone
AMSAT
YO DX Club
Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Int'l Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend
British DX Club

Education

G4FON Morse Trainer
W5YI Resources for Amateur Radio
AC6V's Amateur Radio Glossary
QRZ Practice Exams


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INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS

Below you'll find QSL information and links to some of the most popular International Broadcasters. For current schedules and frequencies, check out Primetime Shortwave's weekly update, or listen to Glenn Hauser's World of Radio program.

Click here to download and print WSSM's Reception Report form.

Click here to download an editable Reception Report form.



Europe
Radio Prague

Polish Radio

Deutsche Welle
Radio France International

BBC World Service

Scandinavian Weekend Radio
Radio Romania International

Radio Sweden

BBC Radio 5 Live

Voice of Turkey

Vatican Radio

Radio Slovakia International


Asia, Africa, & the Pacific
Radio Australia

PCJ Media

Channel Africa

Radio New Zealand International

KBS World Radio

Voice of Vietnam

NHK Radio Japan

Radio Kuwait

All India Radio

Radio Taiwan

CRI English



Americas
Voice of America

AFN

WRMI Shortwave

EWTN Catholic Radio

WBCQ

Prime Time Shortwave


WWCR

Radio Habana Cuba






  

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