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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.

To learn more about upcoming meeting topics and events, click here or on the calendar icon in the left column.
June 24-25th
The WS1SM team will participate in their 7th ARRL Field Day at Wassamki Springs Campground, on the weekend of June 24-25. 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.

The public is welcome to attend, and those interested in participating may inquire at any upcoming meeting between now and June.
2017 WSSM Field Day is June 24-25!

March 31st - April 1st
Visit our booth at this year's Maine State ARRL Convention, which will take place March 31st - April 1st, at the Ramada Inn, in Lewiston, ME.

This is a great opportunity to get together, take part in the seminars and exam sessions, and meet friends who you've spoken with on the air. There will also be vendors on hand, as well as a radio and electronics flea market.

The Ramada Inn & Convention Center is located at 490 Pleasant Street, in Lewiston, ME - just off Exit 80 of the Maine Turnpike. Click here for more details.
2017 Maine State Convention

Meeting Topics
April's Topic: Movie Night - "The Last Signals"  and FEMA Training Presentation

Join us Thursday, April 13th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Cumberland County EMA Bunker, located at 22 High Street, in Windham, as we'll watch a short film called "The Final Signals," which is about the radio operators on Titanic. Frank W1FRA, will also make a presentation about how to get started with FEMA training online.

To view the film on your own, please click here.

March's Topic: Going away party for Ryan KB1YTR

Join us Thursday, March 8th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Cumberland County EMA Bunker, located at 22 High Street, in Windham, as we'll have a going away party for Ryan Michaelson KB1YTR, who will be moving to Minnesota at the end of March. Ryan has been one of our most active members, taking part in numerous radio adventures with the club, and he played a big role in developing the WSSM Emergency Communications Team. Thanks for all your support, Ryan!

February's Topic: Winlink Express

Join us Thursday, February 16th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Cumberland County EMA Bunker, located at 22 High Street, in Windham. Ryan Michaelson KB1YTR, will present an introduction to Winlink Express, which is a global radio email client.

For more information about Winlink Express, or to download the program, please click here.

January's Topic: Year in Review and Goals for 2017

Join us Thursday, January 13th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Cumberland County EMA Bunker, located at 22 High Street, in Windham, as we'll look back at 2016 and discuss some of the goals for the year ahead.

December's Topic: Holiday Gathering & Pot Luck

Join us Thursday, December 8th, from 7pm-9pm, at the Cumberland County EMA Bunker, located at 22 High Street, in Windham, for a Holiday Gathering & Pot Luck. If you are able to, we encourage you to bring your favorite dish or treat to share. 

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Amateur Radio
There are literally 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

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Air Force MARS
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Repeater / Frequency Resources

New England Repeater Directory
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Call Sign Lookup / Callbooks
1X1 Special Event Call Book

Vintage Radios / Collecting

Critical Radio


CQ Magazine
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British DX Club

Operating Clubs / Organizations

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
AM Fone


Ham Radio Tech
G4FON Morse Trainer
W5YI Resources for Amateur Radio
AC6V's Amateur Radio Glossary of Jargon
QRZ Practice Exams


KQ1L Home Page
Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club
Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club

Pine State Amateur Radio Club
Yankee Amateur Radio Club
Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Asso.
Waterville Area Wireless Association
Portland Amateur Wireless Association


Southern Vermont Amateur Radio Club
Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club

New Hampshire

Saddleback Repeater Association
White Mountain Amateur Radio Club
Port City Amateur Radio Club
Twin State Radio Club
Lakes Region Repeater Association

Rhode Island

Providence Radio Association
Newport County Radio Club

Shoreline Amateur Radio Club
Northville Amateur Radio Association
Eastern CT Amateur Radio Assn.
Middlesex Amateur Radio Club
Pioneer Valley Repeater Association
Southern Berkshire ARA
Insurance City Radio Club
Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club


Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club
Mount Greylock Expeditionary Force
Barnstable Amateur Radio Club

Franklin County Amateur Radio Club
Hampden County Radio Association
KD1XP Repeater Group
Mount Tom Repeater Association
Boston Amateur Radio Club
Central Mass Amateur Radio
N1NMO / N1IMN Repeater System
Montgomery Amateur Radio Association
Framingham Amateur Radio Association
Whitman Amateur Radio Club
Southeastern Mass. Amateur Radio Club
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association

New York

Troy Amateur Radio Association
Speculator Amateur Radio Club
Albany Amateur Radio Association
Saratoga County RACES
Lockport Amateur Radio Association
RPI Amateur Radio Club
Liverpool Amateur Radio Club
TRYON Amateur Radio Club
Tompkins County Amateur Radio Asso.

The Maritimes

Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club
Nova Scotia Amateur Radio Society


Clubul Sportiv Petrolul Ploiesti
YO DX Club
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Dolemites Radio Club
Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society
Guernsey Amateur Radio Society
German DX Foundation
Clipperton DX Club

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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.

Radio Prague
Radio Prague - Prague
QSL: via online form or:
Vinohradska 12
120 99 Prague 2

Polish Radio
Polish Radio - Warsaw
QSL via online form or:
Al. Niepodleglosci 77/85
00-977 Warsaw

Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle - Bonn
QSL via: or:
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3
53113 Bonn
Radio France International
Radio France Int'l - Paris
QSL via: or:
80 rue Camille-Desmoulins
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

Radio Sweden
Radio Sweden - Stockholm
QSL via: or:
Radio Sweden - English Section
S-105 10 Stockholm

BBC World Service
BBC World Service - London or:
1st Floor Brock House
19 Langham Street
London W1A 1AA
Radio Romania International
Radio Romania - Bucharest
QSL via online form or:
P.O. Box 1-111
014700 Bucuresti

Scandinavian Weekend Radio
SWR - Virrat
QSL via: or:
P.O. Box 99
FI-34801 Virrat

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC 5 Live Sports - London
1st Floor Brock House
19 Langham Street
London W1A 1AA
Voice of Turkey
Voice of Turkey - Ankara
QSL via: or:
P.O. Box 333
06443 Yenisehir, Ankara

Vatican Radio
Vatican Radio - Vatican City
QSL via:
or by post:
Palazzo Pio Piazza Pia, 3
00120 Vatican City

Radio Slovakia International
Radio Slovakia  - Bratislava
QSL by post:
 Rozhlas a Televizia Slovenska
Mytna 1, P.O. Box 55
Bratislava 15,  817 55

Africa / Asia & Oceana
Radio Australia
Radio Australia - Melbourne
Radio Australia has discontinued shortwave broadcasts as of January 31, 2017.
Listen online here

PCJ Media
PCJ Media - Taipei
QSL via online form or:
8th FL, No. 47, Lane 31, Section1, Sanmin Road
Taipei, 22070

TAIWAN - Republic of China

Channel Africa
SABC -  Johannesburg
QSL via: online form or:
Private Bag X1
Auckland Park
Johannesburg, 2006

Radio New Zealand International
RNZI -  Wellington
QSL via: online form
No longer responds to QSL requests by mail.

KBS World Radio
KBS World - Seoul
QSL via: online form or:
18 Yeoido-dong,
Seoul 150-790

Voice of Vietnam
Voice of Vietnam
QSL via: or:
Overseas Service
45 Ba Trieu Street
Ha noi
Voice of Israel
Voice of Israel - Tel Aviv
QSL via online form or:
Reception reports may be sent to:
Global 24 Radio
2719 Hollywood Blvd. B-16
Hollywood, FL 33020

NHK Radio Japan
Radio Japan - Tokyo
QSL via: or
NHK, 2-1
Jinnan 2-chrome
Tokyo, 150-8001

Radio Kuwait
Radio Kuwait
QSL by post:
P.O. Box 193
Safat, 13002
Radio Taiwan
Radio Taiwan - Taipei
QSL via online form or:
55 Pei'an Road
Taipei 10462
TAIWAN - Republic of China

CRI English
China Radio Int'l - Beijing
QSL via: or:
16a Shijingshan Rd
Beijing 10040

All India Radio
All India Radio
Reception Report  available here or:
Akashvani Bhavan
Parliament Street
New Delhi - 110001

Voice of America
VOA - Washington
QSL via: or:
330 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20237

Armed Forces Network
QSL via:
AFRTS Headquarters - Engineering
601 N Fairfax Street, Rm. 360
Alexandria, VA 22314
WRMI Shortwave
WRMI Radio Miami Int'l
QSL via: online form
 or: Radio Miami International
175 Fontainebleau Blvd. Suite 1N4
Miami, FL 33172

EWTN Catholic Radio
WEWN - Irondale, AL
QSL via: or:
5817 Old Leeds Road
Irondale, AL 35210
WBCQ - Monticello, ME
QSL by post:
WBCQ The Planet
274 Britton Road
Monticello, ME 04760

Radio Habana Cuba
RHC - Havana, Cuba
QSL by post:
Apartado 6240
La Habana
WWCR WWCR - Nashville, TN
QSL by post:
WWCR Shortwave
1300 WWCR Avenue
Nashville, TN 37218

Prime Time Shortwave
Prime Time Shortwave
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