Monday 22nd of January 2018
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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Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, Silent Key
It is with great sadness that the RSGB reports that Eric Neville Cheadle, G3NUG passed away unexpectedly on 14 January 2018. Neville was an amateur's amateur. A gentleman of the airwaves, he was also a terrific and prolific operator. Chairman of Chiltern DX Club for many years, Neville was a keen contester and the driving […]

GMDX Group sponsors new contest
The GMDX Group is sponsoring a new annual competition to promote VHF-UHF DX and contesting activity in the geographical north and west of the British Isles, and to give stations everywhere an opportunity to work those areas. The competition is based on the GMDX Celtic Knot Award, which is for working stations in GM, GI, […]

15 new SOTA associations added in 2017
Fifteen new SOTA associations were added during the year 2017, bringing the total to 136 worldwide. These included IA, Isole Africane d’Italia, VO1, Canada?Newfoundland, FG, Guadeloupe, VY1, Canada?Yukon and ZB2, Gibraltar. For any countries not yet represented, the SOTA management team is happy to provide advice and support in the aim of bringing qualifying areas […]


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PicSat requests Ham Radio assistance to capture/upload telemetry
The Cubesat PicSat was launched on the same PSLV-C40 flight from India that delivered AO-92 to orbit

Foundation Online Course Statistics
Essex Ham have published the figures for the 14 free online amateur radio Foundation courses which were run in 2017

ICQ Podcast Episode 258 - Getting Ready for the Six Metre Season
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode's feature is Getting ready for the six-metre season


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AREDN Donates Mesh Networking Equipment to ARRL

Mode Usage Evaluation: 2017 was ?the Year When Digital Modes Changed Forever?

Club Log author and UK radio amateur Michael Wells, G7VJR, has reported that data compiled from 8,000 Club Log users indicates the proportion of FT-8 usage relative to other modes has risen dramatically since FT8's introduction last year. Every few years, Wells has posted charts depicting mode usage on the amateur bands, based on log data uploaded to Club Log. Graphs he posted last week show th...

Board Re-Elects Rick Roderick, K5UR, as ARRL President; Barry Shelley, N1VXY, is CEO-Elect

Incumbent ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has been re-elected by the League's Board of Directors for a second term. The Board convened for its Annual Meeting on January 19-and 20. President Roderick, the League's 16th President, received 9 votes, while the only other nominee, New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, received 6 votes.

Current ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, ...


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Solar activity cycle falls to the bottom 1.5 years earlier than expected
According to the Laboratory for X-ray Solar Astronomy of the PN Lebedev Physical Institute in Russia, the solar activity cycle has, by all indications, practically reached its minimum 1.5 years ahead of expected time. Given that the previous solar maximum in 2012...... Read more

Filament eruption, spotless Sun, Total Solar Irradiance and cosmic radiation
A 13-degree long plasma filament eruption was observed in SDO/AIA 304 imagery starting at 12:29 UTC on December 15, 2017. A glancing blow is expected late December 19, in combination with a recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS. Meanwhile, solar activity is at very...... Read more

Polar-connected, positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming
A high-speed solar wind stream is affecting our planet today, causing geomagnetic storming. G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect. Solar wind parameters indicated the onset of a Co-Rotating Interaction Region (CIR) in advance of a polar-connected,...... 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 2052 February 24 2017

  • NEW AMATEUR RADIO ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
  • ARISS: BOOK EARLY, DON'T GET LOST IN SPACE
  • NAVAL HONORS FOR AUSTRALIAN AMATEURS
  • RADIO SCOUTING
  • NEWFOUNDLAND HAM BECOMES RAC'S ATLANTIC DEPUTY DIRECTOR
  • CONTACT WITH THE CONCORDE
  • HAMS HELP CELEBRATE RADIO STATION'S 95 YEARS
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR 2017

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2051 for February 17, 2017

  • NO RADIO SILENCE IN ANTARCTICA
  • THIS 'COMEBACK KID' IS AN OM
  • HONORING A HEROIC HAM AND HIS CREW
  • SHORTWAVE FEST LONG ON AMBITION
  • NEWEST RADIO INTERFERENCE UNDER THE SUN?
  • TWO SILENT KEYS FOR THE CENTURY
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • A VERY MERRY "CHRISTMAS HAM"

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2050 February 10 2017

  • TAKING 630 METERS FOR A TEST DRIVE
  • DISTINCTION FOR A YOUNG DXer
  • SCOUT CAMPS GET ON THE AIR
  • WORLD OF DX
  • HISTORY ON THE USS HORNET
  • SAILING TOWARD SIGNALS IN SYDNEY
  • ROUNDING UP CONTACTS FOR SCHOOL HAM CLUBS
  • A SPECIAL REQUEST FOR A FRIEND'S SPECIAL PROJECT

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2049 for February 03, 2017

  • IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HAIL TO THE HAMS!
  • SILENT KEY: NYC MARATHON'S ALLAN STEINFELD W2TN
  • A WORLD RADIO DAY PREVIEW IN LONDON
  • HONORS FOR HAM IN MAUI
  • HAM RADIO GOES IVY LEAGUE
  • NETS OF NOTE: THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
  • AUSTRALIAN HAMS MARK HISTORIC WW2 BOMBING
  • WORLD OF DX
  • NOT-SO-POETIC LICENSE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2048 for January 27, 2017

  • AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT PASSES IN HOUSE
  • MISSOURI LAWMAKERS CONSIDER STATE PARITY ACT
  •  NEW CHAIRMAN AT HELM OF FCC
  • D-STAR BECOMES FIREFIGHTING TOOL
  • HAM AND EGGS, BUT MOSTLY HAMS
  • STRONG TALK ON WEAK SIGNALS FROM NOBEL LAUREATE
  • AN HF HOMECOMING ACROSS THE MILES
  • MORE ACTIVATIONS FOR K2BSA
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • USING CODE IN A FLASH

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