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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.


September 23-24th
Join us the weekend of September 23-24th for the 11th Annual Maine QSO Party contest. The Maine QSO Party is a fun contest that encourages Maine stations to expand their knowledge of DX propagation, improve their operating skills, and station capability in a competition where W/VE and DX stations have the incentive to work Maine. Click here for more details. 
Maine QSO Party

June 24-25th
The WS1SM team will take part in their 12th ARRL Field Day during the weekend of June 24-25th! The event will most likely take place at Wassamki Springs Campground, located at 56 Saco Street, Scarborough, ME.

March 25th
You're invited to take part in a fun and competitive 2m-only contest, on Saturday, March 25th, from 12pm-4pm. Participants may be entered as either mobile (as a rover), or fixed, and there are power levels for everything from a handie-talkie to a high power base station. The contest exchange is your callsign, the name of the town, township, or city that you are operating from, and your power level.

For more information and complete rules, click here.
2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge

January 28-29th
The WS1SM team will participate in their fourth annual Winter Field Day during the weekend of January 28-29. 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! 
Winter Field Day


February's Topic: TBA

Join us Thursday, February 9th, from 7pm-9pm at the South Windham Fire Station, 33 Main Street, Windham, ME, as we'll be doing a quick recap of Winter Field Day, and more.

January's Topic: Radio Programming Review and WInter Field Day Planning

Join us Thursday, January 12th, from 7pm-9pm at the Scarborough Public Safety Building, 275 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME, as we'll do a review of our first Radio Programming workshop and do some planning for 2023 Winter Field Day.

December's Topic: Holiday Party and Movie Night

Join us Thursday, December 8th, from 7pm-9pm at the South Windham Fire Station, 33 Main Street, Windham, ME, as we'll be having a pot luck dinner, with snacks, and watch Rick Alderette's video about Amateur Radio Field Day, that was filmed at Field Day sites throughout Maine and New Hampshire, this past June.


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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.

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3.905 Century Club
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Int'l Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend
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