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.
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.
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,
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.
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!
2023 MEETING TOPICS
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.
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.
|January's Topic: Radio Programming Review and WInter Field Day Planning
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.
Topic: Holiday Party and Movie Night