Tuesday 22nd of May 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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Grab your R series call sign now!
There is still just time to get yourself the unique R Notice of Variation that is being used to celebrate this weekend's royal wedding. All grades of licence can apply; it is valid only from 19 to 21 May 2018. Full details of how to apply for the free NoV, and how to use it, […]

YOTA 2018 team announced
Congratulations to the young radio amateurs who have been chosen to represent the UK at YOTA 2018 in South Africa this summer. Peter Barnes, M0SWN will be the UK team leader, whilst Benjamin Chalmers, M0NBA, Nathan Prentice, 2I0NTP and Mike Jones, 2E0MLJ will form the UK team. On their return they will be helping to […]

Guide to Ofcom online licensing portal
The February edition of RadCom included a helpful article by Ofcom about their Licensing Portal, Registration and Revalidation, which are all on the Ofcom website. The RSGB has now made the article available on its website as an easy reference for every one, whether or not they are an RSGB Member. You can download it […]


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2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest
The 2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (14-15 July 2018)

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ (SK)
ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness

Unicorn-2A to launch from Alaska
A new UK built PocketQube satellite has been developed by radio amateurs at Glasgow company Alba Orbital. Radio amateurs Constantin Constantinides MM6XOM, Sajimon Chacko 2M0DSY and Alejandro González Garrido EA7KDU worked on Unicorn-2A which will have downlinks in the 437 MHz and 2400 MHz bands


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Post-Launch Signals Received as Amateur Radio Heads to Moon

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ, SK

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness. She was 66 and had been on the ARRL Headquarters staff for nearly 40 years, starting as a file clerk. She went on to serve as Deputy Circulation Manager, Circulation Manager, Publication Sales and Warehouse Manager, and as Business Services Manager (including Advertising). She m...

Hamvention 2018 - Sunday Roundup

Hamvention 2018 is history. It was a rain-plagued event . . . until today. On Sunday, the Sun burst forth and the bargain hunters flocked to the Xenia Fairgrounds. A number of exhibitors commented that it was the largest Hamvention Sunday attendance that they had seen in a long time.

This Hamvention may also be remembered for the number of new products that debuted at the show. In addition to th...


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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm conditions observed
G2 - Moderate geomagnetic conditions were observed on May 6, 2018 in response to the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed solar wind stream. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions were first observed at 17:59 UTC on May 5, followed by G2 at...... Read more »

SWPC: Solar Cycle 24 declining more quickly than forecast
Current solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast, NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) reports. The smoothed, predicted sunspot number for April to May 2018 is about 15. However, the actual monthly values have been lower, they say. Will...... Read more »

G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress
A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm threshold was reached at 08:25 UTC on April 20, 2018 and G2 warning is in now in effect until 12:00 UTC. An interplanetary shock wave hit Earth's magnetic field around 23:50 UTC on April 19, Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com...... 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 2116 for Friday, May 18, 2018

- INFORMAL NETS MONITOR HAWAII VOLCANO
- NEW CHANCES TO COMPETE AT WRTC
- CQWW DX CONTEST GETS NEW DIRECTOR
- RETURN OF 'LAST MAN STANDING' IS A FIRST FOR FOX
- YHOTY NOMINATIONS CLOSING AT MONTH'S END
- RCA YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD GOES TO COLLEGE SOPHOMORE
- TIME TO TUNE-UP ON THE AIR
- IN WALES, THESE QSOs ARE IN MINT CONDITION
- WORLD WAR II WEEKEND IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA
- WORLD OF DX
- REMEMBERING A CAPITAL HAM OF CAPITOL HILL

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2115 for Friday, May 11, 2018

- TOP STORY: TIME FOR DAYTON HAMVENTION
- WIA'S BIG GATHERING DOWN UNDER
- FOR AMSAT, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT IN HUNTSVILLE
- ON THE AIR, THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES GO ON
- TIME IS RUNNING FOR YHOTY NOMINATIONS
- RAISING A TOAST TO PUBS & CLUBS ON THE AIR
- HIGH SCHOOL HAMS PREP FOR IRLP OPERATION
- PROGRESS ON COSTA RICA'S WINLINK NODE NETWORK
- WORLD OF DX
- STRAIGHT KEY IS A SILENT KEY

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2114 for Friday, May 4, 2018

- BREAKING NEWS: AMATEUR KILLED IN GEORGIA PLANE CRASH
- HAMS STEP UP TO AID WITH ARIZONA'S 'TINDER FIRE' 
- SILENT KEY: SANDRA HEYN WA6WZN OF COSTA MESA, CALIF. 
- HAMS JOIN THE MILITARY - AT LEAST ON AIR
- SPECIAL EVENT STATION CELEBRATES ROYAL WEDDING
- GERMAN AMATEUR HONORED FOR HIS INVENTIONS
- TIME RUNNING OUT FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
- TWO ACTIVATIONS FOR K2BSA
- KEEPING COMMUNICATIONS OPEN ON THE ISS
- A LESSON IN WORKING SATELLITES WITH AN HT
- CALL SIGNS SPORTING SPECIAL SUFFIX FOR WORLD CUP
- WORLD OF DX
- NO INFLATED EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS BALLOON

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2113 for Friday, April 27, 2018

- CREW MEMBER DIES IN MISSOURI BROADCAST TOWER COLLAPSE
- WRTC CHAIRMAN TO SPEAK AT HAMVENTION
- SILENT KEY: FRANK VICTOR TARKINGTON W3KLQ
- LOW-FREQUENCY TRANSMITTER TO RETURN TO THE AIR
- SIX METER BAND IS NOW OPEN IN LEBANON
- YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS ARE DUE
- SKYDIVING HAM LEAPS TO NEW DX RECORD
- BICYCLING HAMS ARE 'PEDALING' A NEW IDEA
- WEST VIRGINIA NET NEEDS NEW NET CONTROL
- THE WORLD OF DX
- SHOPPING FOR SOME QSOS? 

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2112 for Friday, April 20, 2018

- TOP STORY: DRAMATIC RADIO RESCUE AS COLORADO WILDFIRES RAGE
- PRISON FOR BEATING DEATH OF MINNESOTA AMATEUR
- SILENT KEY: RADIO HOST ART BELL W6OBB/4F1AB
- SILENT KEY: 'WIREMAN' PRESSLEY JONES N8UG
- A FIRST-CLASS IDEA FOR CW
YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN
- MILITARY TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIA'S VINTAGE RADIOS
- JAPAN LADIES RADIO SOCIETY ENDS SPECIAL-EVENT YEAR
- WRTC 2018 HAS PLANS FOR NON-COMPETITORS TOO
- INDIANA GETS READY TO QSO PARTY HEARTY
- WORLD OF DX
- HAM RADIO GETS PRIME-TIME TV ROLE, SORT OF

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