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2014 Events

Winter & Spring Meetings

Tim Hortons Meeting 1
Dave KB1FGF, Charlie W1CPS, Frank KA1QW, Rory KB1PLY, Sebastian KC1BMY, Ryan KB1YTR, and Thom W1WMG

Tim Hortons 3
Sebastian and Thom check out something on YouTube

Tim Hortons 5
Operating 40 meters with an indoor dipole at Tim Hortons

Checking logs
Ryan, Charlie, and Thom check logs for this year's Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge

WSSM meeting Tim Hortons
Taking pictures

SKYWARN Training
SKYWARN training session in Gorham

APRS Transmitter
The APRS transmitter in a waterproof container
Tim Hortons Meeting 2
Frank KA1QW and Dave KB1FGF at one of our 'Informal' meetings at Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons 4
Charlie is stringing the leg of a dipole above the fireplace

Gorham Rec 1
Monthly meeting at Gorham Recreation Department

Willie and Gill
Here's Willie KC1AKU (age 10) and Gil K1LMJ (age 91) at a recent meeting in Gorham

WSSM meeting at Wassamki Springs
The WSSM crew at the first Wassamki Springs meeting in May

Building an enclosure for our high altitude balloon
Building an enclosure for our high altitude balloon project

Our new banner for Field Day
Our new banner for the Field Day trailer

Amateur Radio Training & VE Session  - South Portland Air National Guard

ANG1
Students take the exam for their first ham radio license

ANG3
More of the portable satellite system

ANG5
A satellite networking station that can provide internet in the field
ANG2
A satellite communications setup at the ANG

ANG4
ANG members show off easily deployable equipment 

ANG6
Dave checks out the VHF and HF equipment

Maine State ARRL Convention

ARRL Convention1
Thom W1WMG talks to a visitor at our booth during the Maine State ARRL Convention
ARRL Convention 2
Here's Steve KD1O, winner of 3 previous Maine 2 Meter Simplex Challenge Contests.

SOTA Expedition to Pleasant Mountain (W1/AM-038)

The Naples Causeway Sunday morning enroute to Pleasant Mountain
Waiting at the Naples Causeway for the expedition team to catch up

mountain trail continued
Getting steeper

midway point
Taking a break about 1/2 mile up the trail

More snow!
Contrast of colors with the mountains, snow, and buds on the trees

Charlie poses by a bank of snow
Charlie finds a snowbank

Thom works VHF
Thom works VHF

VHF pack
The VHF pack

HF setup
The HF setup

Darker skies
More ominous clouds

Charlie at the summit
Charlie takes a break somewhere near the summit

Yurt
Its a Yurt!

Tim in the chairlift station
Tim works HF from one of the Chairlift stations

Mountain trail
Beginning of the trail

Getting there
Crossing one of the ski slopes

Snowy patches
Are we there yet?

Chairlift
Overlooking the lake near the base

Dark skies
Ominous clouds

Taking a break
Thom W1WMG and Charlie W1CPS pause along the trail

On the air
Thom calls CQ on simplex

VHF antenna
Portable J-Pole for 144 MHz

Charlie makes some VHF contacts
Charlie works VHF with his HT

Summit trail
The hills are alive

Thom works HF
Thom checks out the view while working HF

Charlie searches for DX
Can you hear me now?

Field Day Preparation by Rick, K1OT

Trailer1
Rick K1OT has spent the winter outfitting this utility trailer

Trailer elctronics
Electrical panel and coax hookups

Tower mount1
Rick welds up a steel base plate

Tower mount 3
Here it is fitted to the base of the tower

Trailer2
Side view of the outside

Trailer4
Operating table, chairs, and room for more

Tower mount 2
And it even tilts!

Tower mount 4
Attachment points on the side of the trailer


Photo Archives


2013 WSSM Gallery
                                                                           
WS1SM Gallery 2012

WS1SM Gallery 2011

WS1SM Gallery 2010

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