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Topics and 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.

To learn more about upcoming meeting topics and events, click here or on the calendar icon in the left column.
   
Events

August 16th
The WS1SM team will activate Cape Neddick Lighthouse for this year's International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) on August 16th. We plan to operate mixed HF on battery power, as well as some VHF.

International Lighthouse and Lighthouse Weekend is an annual amateur radio activity started in Scotland by members of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group. It evolved from the Scottish Northern Lighthouses Award Weekend into an international event in 1998. This year, nearly 450 lighthouses and lightships, in 85 different countries are expected to participate.
Nubble Lighthouse

June 27-28th

The WS1SM team will participate in their 5th ARRL Field Day at Wassamki Springs Campground, on the weekend of June 27-28. 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. ARRL Field Day

May 14th

Join us the evening of Thursday, May thth, from 7-9PM as WSSM members teach an Introduction to Ham Radio class at the Wells High School. The course is designed to introduce various aspects of the hobby, as well as basic radio theory, and how students can persue earning their first Amateur Radio License. Preregistration is required. 
Wells Ogunquit Adult Ed

January 22nd
Winter SKYWARN® Training - 7PM-9PM at the Gorham Recreation Department

The concept of SKYWARN® was developed in the 1960's as a way to promote a cooperative effort between the National Weather Service and local communities. It’s a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.


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 .
skywarn



Meeting Topics

March's Topic: DMR

Join us Thursday, March 12th, at the Gorham Recreation Department, as we'll take a look at the digital voice protocol DMR, and explore the DMR-MARC Amateur Radio Network, which expands the range of simple handheld radios to regional, national, and even worldwide coverage. We'll take a look at how to get started, including getting registered, programming your radio, and some of the terminology involved.

To learn more, click on the following links:
DMR-MARC
DMR World Wide Net
DMR Live Monitor
New England Digital Emergency Communications Network
 
February's Topic: Simplex Challenge Preparation

Join us Thursday, February 12th, at the Gorham Recreation Department, as we'll take a look at the upcoming Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge contest coming up this Sunday.  Since the club competition was introduced last year, we'll discuss how we can work together to maximize multipliers and points. We'll also talk about recommended equipment and logging suggestions.

If we have time, we'll also take a look at a video provided by Dave KB1FGF, of a classic Maine field day.
 
January's Topic: Standing Up For Standing Waves

Join us Thursday, January 8th, for our first meeting of the year, as we'll watch a video of Bill Hays, AE4QL's, world-class antenna and transmission line demonstration, Standing up for Standing Waves.

The meeting will take place in the Multi Purpose Room at the Gorham Recreation Department, (75 South Street, Gorham) from 7-9PM.


Helpful Links

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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

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

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
Navy-Marine Corps MARS
Civil Air Patrol

Repeater / Frequency Resources

New England Repeater Directory
New York Repeater Directory

Call Sign Lookup / Callbooks

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

Vintage Radios / Collecting

Critical Radio
W1UJR.net

Publications

CQ Magazine
CQ Ham Radio
QST Magazine
RSGB RadCom
GQRP SPRAT Magazine

DX'ing

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
FISTS CW Club
AM Fone
AMSAT

Education

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


Clubs
Maine

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


Vermont

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

Rhode Island

RIAFMRS
Providence Radio Association
Newport County Radio Club
Connecticut

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

Massachusetts

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

DX

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.

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

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

Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle - Bonn
QSL via: info@dw.de or:
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3
53113 Bonn
GERMANY
Radio France International
Radio France Int'l - Paris
QSL via: english.service@fri.fr or:
80 rue Camille-Desmoulins
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
FRANCE

Radio Sweden
Radio Sweden - Stockholm
QSL via:  info@radiosweden.org or:
Radio Sweden - English Section
S-105 10 Stockholm
SWEDEN

BBC World Service
BBC World Service - London
 worldservice.letters@bbc.co.uk or:
1st Floor Brock House
19 Langham Street
London W1A 1AA
UNITED KINGDOM
Radio Romania International
Radio Romania - Bucharest
QSL via online form or:
P.O. Box 1-111
014700 Bucuresti
ROMANIA

Scandinavian Weekend Radio
SWR - Virrat
QSL via: info@swradio.net or:
P.O. Box 99
FI-34801 Virrat
FINLAND

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC 5 Live Sports - London
5live@bbc.co.uk
1st Floor Brock House
19 Langham Street
London W1A 1AA
UNITED KINGDOM
Voice of Turkey
Voice of Turkey - Ankara
QSL via: englishdesk@trt.net.tr or:
P.O. Box 333
06443 Yenisehir, Ankara
TURKEY

Vatican Radio
Vatican Radio - Vatican City
QSL via: english@vaticanradio.va
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
SLOVAKIA

Africa / Asia & Oceana
Radio Australia
Radio Australia - Melbourne
QSL via online form or:
GPO Box 428
Melbourne, 3001
AUSTRALIA


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

TAIWAN - Republic of China

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

Radio New Zealand International
RNZI -  Wellington
QSL via: info@rnzi.com or:
P.O. Box 123
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND


KBS World Radio
KBS World - Seoul
QSL via: online form or:
18 Yeoido-dong,
Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul 150-790
REPUBLIC OF KOREA


Voice of Vietnam
Voice of Vietnam
QSL via: vovworld@vov.org.vn or:
Overseas Service
45 Ba Trieu Street
Ha noi
VIETNAM
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: nhkworld@nhk.jp or
NHK, 2-1
Jinnan 2-chrome
Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, 150-8001
JAPAN

Radio Kuwait
Radio Kuwait
QSL by post:
P.O. Box 193
Safat, 13002
KUWAIT
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: crieng@cri.com.cn or:
16a Shijingshan Rd
Beijing 10040
P.R. CHINA



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

Americas
Voice of America
VOA - Washington
QSL via:  askvoa@voanews.com or:
330 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20237
USA


AFN
Armed Forces Network
QSL via: qsl@dodmedia.osd.mil
AFRTS Headquarters - Engineering
601 N Fairfax Street, Rm. 360
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA
Global 24
WRMI Global 24
QSL via: qsls@global24radio.com or: Global 24 Radio
2719 Hollywood Blvd B-16
Hollywood, FL 33020
USA

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

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

Prime Time Shortwave
Prime Time Shortwave
SW Schedules & Information




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