Friday 20th of January 2017
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
Founded in 1922 | Call sign G8TA

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Regional Winner

COTY Regional winner

Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society winner of the RSGB West Midlands Regional club of the year 2012 and 2013.
2012 was a fantastic year for Wolverhampton ARS, a year of rejuvenation as well as our 90th Birthday. We have seen a steady growth in our membership and with a full program of events we have become more active than in recent years and went on to win the Regional award for 2013.
The West Midlands Trophy is sponsored by web hosting solutions at www.intermip.net

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The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is the UK's national membership organisation for amateur radio enthusiasts. For more information on the RSGB [click here]

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Thomas Charles Bryant, 2BXZ/G3SB/GW3SB, 30th December 2016
Born on the 29th December 1921, Charles Bryant became a silent key on the 30th December 2016, the day after his 95th birthday. Charles had a love of radio from an early age. He learnt Morse code at school when he should have been playing games, which he hated. At the age of 14 he […]

Enter now for Club of the Year
There's still time to enter the RSGB's Club of the Year 2016 competition. As last year, the RSGB will be judging entries for National Club of the Year in two categories. First is clubs with fewer than 25 members and, second, clubs with 25 or more members during 2016. There will be separate prizes for […]

RSGB Convention 2017
The RSGB Convention this year will be held on 13-15 October at Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes. We are starting to identify speakers for theConvention and would particularly like to develop the HF and DXpedition content further. If you have suggestions for any topics or speakers you would like to hear, please send […]


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Tony's 10 Metre Band Report
A truly dreadful week with no stations getting 3 or more reports on Thursday. I may have to change the criteria to get into the list. It's so bad that it's not really possible to say which station was most popular

International Ham Stores Group gears up European hub
IHSG (International Ham Stores Group) one of Europe's largest importers, distributors and retailers of ham and hobby radio products, announces the imminent completion of its main European hub which will bring dozens of global Ham Radio brands to all Ham Radio shops and stores through Europe at competitive prices

Ofcom Call Sign change policy
Ofcom have said that a radio amateur can apply for a different call sign if they change gender


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CEPT Meeting Makes Progress on WRC-19 Agenda Items Affecting Amateur Radio

Progress was made regarding World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) agenda items of interest to Amateur Radio when European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Conference Preparatory Group Project Team D (PTD) held its second meeting January 10-12 in Helsinki, Finland. According to International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 President Don Beattie, ...

N0KC Wins the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is ?A Small, Lightweight Switch-Mode Power Supply? by Ralph J. Crumrine, N0KC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.

ARRL Board of Directors Scheduled to Meet in Connecticut

The ARRL Board of Directors will convene January 20-21 in Windsor, Connecticut. The full Board gathering will be preceded by new Director and Vice Director orientation and meetings of the Programs and Services and Administration and Finance committees.

The prime topic on the agenda will be the new Amateur Radio Parity Act bill, H.R. 555, just introduced in the US House.

In addition to discussing ...


Space Weather[+]

G2 geomagnetic storm in progress
Earth is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream today, December 21, 2016, which is causing geomagnetic storms reaching G2 Moderate levels. Shortly after 04:00 UTC on December 21, solar wind speeds increased to just over 500 km/s,...... Read more

G1 geomagnetic storm in progress
A geomagnetic storm is currently in progress due to ongoing negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) influence. The G1 Watch is in effect for the next three days. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was first reached at...... Read more

Impulsive M1.0 solar flare erupts from Region 2615
An impulsive, moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.0 at its peak erupted at 17:26 UTC on November 29, 2016. The event started at 17:19 and ended at 17:26 UTC. This is the first M-class solar flare since M1.3 on August 7, 2016. With the approach of solar...... Read more


Welcome to The Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society Website

The Electric Club

We meet at the Wolverhampton Electricity Club at 7:30pm every Thursday.

We're a friendly bunch and welcome members old and new to come and join us for a chat and share our passion and enthusiasm for the hobby of Amateur radio. The Society takes part in special events such as Steam Fairs, Canal Boat Rallies, Mills on Air, JOTA and other local events.

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Meetings are informal and the club serves a wide selection of wines, spirits and beers including traditional cask ales, a variety of soft drinks are also available and all are reasonably priced. There is also a car park and plenty of on street parking.

Amateur Radio ? So if you have stumbled upon this website you might be thinking, "What is Amateur Radio all about then ?"

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and can also be a volunteer public service.

But most of the time, it's about the most fun you can have with a radio. It's a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection and to keep in touch with friends across town, across the country or even across the world.
It is an incredibly diverse and very popular interest with over six million people involved worldwide.

So if you are looking for a Radio Society in Wolverhampton or what to know more about amateur radio then come and give us a try.

Wolverhampton Electricity Sports and Social Club but was also named affectionately by the many members and local people as 'The Electric Club', St. Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 0QH.
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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2046 for January 13, 2017

  • LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK REPEATER IMPERILED
  • MEMORIAL PLAQUE NAMED FOR POPULAR UK CONTESTER
  • NETS OF NOTE: THE YL SYSTEM
  • RADIO CLUB OF AMERICA SPOTLIGHTS 'WIRELESS WOMEN'
  • SCOUTS GETTING PREPPED FOR JAMBOREE ON THE AIR
  • 100 YEARS' WORTH OF ISLAND CELEBRATION
  • KAZAKHSTAN GETS 60 METER BAND
  • 80-METER COUNTIES CONTEST LOGS ARE DUE
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • POLITICS ASIDE, INAUGURATING THE AIRWAVES

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2045 for January 06, 2017

  • GENEROSITY'S IN ORBIT WITH THE ISS
  • HAMS ASSIST AT HINDU GATHERING
  • BACK TO SCHOOL AT HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY
  • NEW LF FREQUENCY EYED FOR FRENCH LICENSEES
  • AUSTRALIAN HAMS AWAIT 60 METER BAND
  • AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES HOST FIRST NET
  • AMATEUR RADIO SISTERHOOD HONORS COFOUNDER
  • CANADA CELEBRATES COMING OF AGE IN BATTLE
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • U.S. WINTER FIELD DAY IS HOT, HOT, HOT!

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2044 for December 30, 2016

  • HAMS RESPOND TO SUPER TYPHOON IN PHILIPPINES
  • RADIO AUSTRALIA ENDING SHORTWAVE BROADCASTS
  • NO WALK IN THE PARK
  • SILENT KEY: ALAN HEATHER  G0PQA
  • SILENT KEY: CANADA'S WILLIAM JAMES 'BILL' GILLIS VE1WG
  • HAMS KEEP PACE IN PARADISE
  • NO QTH TO CALL THEIR OWN
  • VIRGINIA FONE NET, AN 'OM' AMONG NETS
  • THAT'S THE SPIRIT! LOOK OUT FOR INTREPID DX AWARDS
  • SCOUT MERIT BADGE FINDS NEW DIRECTION
  • WORLD OF DX
  • A NET GAIN FOR THE SANTA NET

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2043 for December 23, 2016

  • MISSOURI AMATEURS RENEW PARITY ACT PUSH
  • AUTHOR DECIPHERS SDR -- AGAIN
  • DRUMMING UP A LICENSE UPGRADE
  • CELEBRATING RADIO HISTORY AND A LITTLE OF HIS OWN TOO
  • NORWAY'S RADIO GOES DIGITAL
  • UK TESTS GO ONLINE, THEN ON THE AIR
  • HAMS KEEP PACE IN PARADISE
  • UK STUDENT-BUILT BALLOON REACHES ALASKA
  • WORLD OF DX
  • 'TWAS THE END OF THIS WEEK'S NEWSCAST

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2042 for December 16, 2016

  • BREAKING NEWS: FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER STEPPING DOWN
  • HAMS PROVIDE INDONESIAN EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE
  • HAMS' CHALLENGE DURING GATLINBURG FIRES
  • THE SUN SHINES ON SKYWARN OPERATORS
  • NEW PSK31 PARTY HAS NO COMPETITION
  • TRANSMITTING ENCOURAGEMENT TO NEW ZEALAND HAMS
  • LEBANESE AMATEUR RECEIVES YASME AWARDSSTV: RADIO FOR YOUR EYES AS WELL AS EARSWORLD OF DX
  • A PARADE THAT RUNS (OR MARCHES) ON HAM POWER

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