Wednesday 20th of June 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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Three balloons go up on Thursday
Three high altitude balloon launches will take place from a site in Welshpool on Thursday, 21 June 2018, conditions permitting. Starting between 10.30 and 11.30am, the balloons will have a number of experiments on board to look at various aspects of space flight. Involving a number of schools in the north west, the launches are […]

70MHz experimental NoVs now easier
Following agreement with Ofcom, the RSGB is pleased to announce that a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5MHz experimental band. Applications can now be made online for a new, annually-renewable Notice of Variation. It works in a similar way to the 146-147MHz NoV. This replaces […]

RBN adds FT8 spots
The Reverse Beacon Network is beta-testing a separate Telnet feed for FT8 spots. You can find it at telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7001. This is in addition to the existing feed on port 7000, which has been re-purposed as CW-only. Also, Aggregator version five has been developed as a beta that can handle FT8 spots received fromWSJT-X. […]


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Use of shortwave radio by financial markets
Bloomberg reports that financial market traders are using a super-charged version of techniques dear to amateur radio operators worldwide

Role of radio hams in Mumbai monsoons
The Indian Express newspaper reports on the invisible warriors who battle Mumbai monsoons - Radio Amateurs

Assigning Kosovo Z6 call signs 'Unauthorized and Illegal'
ARRL reports Kosovo, which won its battle to become a DXCC entity earlier this year, appears to have another fight on its hands


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W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule

W1AW has announced its Field Day bulletin schedule. Those participating in Field Day can earn 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW or by K6KPH during its operating schedule on Field Day weekend. The Field Day bulletin must be copied via Amateur Radio. An accurate copy of the message must be included in your Field Day submission in order to earn the bon...

Prolific QSL Manager Kappy Kaplan, WA4WTG, SK

R. Robert ?Kappy? Kaplan, WA4WTG, of Dania Beach, Florida, who served as the QSL manager for more than 100 DX stations and DX operations over many years, died on June 16. An ARRL member, he was 93. His QSL clients included a long list of individual stations in Israel and a number of Caribbean operations by US radio amateurs.

In addition to Amateur Radio, he enjoyed hand carving Kachina Dolls, ma...

FCC Marks 84th Anniversary


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Positive polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm
A weak positive polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) affecting our planet since late June 17, 2018, sparked a G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm at 02:56 UTC on June 18. Solar wind parameters, as measured by the DSCOVR spacecraft located at the L1 point, were...... Read more

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming
A negative polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) is affecting our planet today, sparking G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming. G1 threshold was reached at 13:29 UTC on June 1, 2018. Solar wind parameters became enhanced over the past 24 hours due to the effect...... Read more

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


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 2120 for Friday, June 15, 2018

- AUSTRALIA HAS FIELD DAY FEVER
- YOUNG LADIES' RADIO LEAGUE PREPS FOR CONVENTION
- A SPORTING WAY TO SCORE AT THE WRTC
- HAM NAMED MINISTER FOR SCIENCE IN SPAIN
- A LIFE-SAVING PACT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- SILENT KEY: YASME FOUNDATION DIRECTOR/SECRETARY KIP EDWARDS W6SZN
- SILENT KEY: JAPAN AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE PAST PRESIDENT SHOZO HARA JA1AN
- THAILAND PUTS AMATEUR RADIO EXAMS ON LINE FOR SAMPLING
- WORLD OF DX
- 100 WATTS AND A WIRE TOTALS 1,630 CONTACTS
- DEATH OF A NAVAJO CODE TALKER

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2119 for Friday, June 08, 2018

- QSO FROM CAPE COD WITH GUGLIELMO MARCONI'S DAUGHTER
- THOUSANDS FLOCK TO HAM RADIO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
- RADIO SCOUTING GOES TO CAMP
- SILENT KEY: LLOYD WICKS VO1PJ
- MARITIME MOBILE SERVICE NETWORK AIDS IN MEDICAL EMERGENCY
- (BROOM) HANDLING LOGISTICS FOR WRTC 2018
- HOW ABOUT SOME DSTAR for FIELD DAY? 
- WORLD OF DX
- CONGRATULATIONS TO 'QSO TODAY' 
- WHEN PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FLY LIKE AN EAGLE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2118 for Friday, June 01, 2018

- YELLOWSTONE ARES STEPS IN DURING MONTANA STORM
- HAMS PREP FOR FLOODED MARYLAND MILL TOWN
- SLENT KEY: JIM SELLARS N0UAM
- TIME TO TALK TO A MINESWEEPER
- SCOTLAND's 'UNICORN' TO LAUNCH FROM ALASKA
- NEW 100 kHz ALLOCATION ON 60 METERS for SOUTH AFRICA
- NO ROOM FOR AMATEUR RADIO BULLIES
- OHIO HAMS KEEP THAT HAMVENTION FEELING ALOFT
- FRIEDRICHSHAFEN LETS HAMS OPERATE AERONAUTICAL MOBILE
- WORLD OF DX
- BROWN UNIVERSITY'S LATEST "GRADUATE" IS A SATELLITE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2117 for Friday, May 25, 2018

- HAMVENTION: MORE THAN FAIR AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
- NEW CQ HALL OF FAMERS INDUCTED AT HAMVENTION
- THIS "HAMBULANCE" ANSWERS THE CALL
- AMATEUR EXAMS ARE A FIRST FOR ST. JOHN
- YOUNG HAMS PREP FOR DAVE KALTER MEMORIAL DX ADVENTURE
- NEW BANDS FOR AMATEUR USE IN IRELAND
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN CALIFORNIA
- NEW LICENSEES GET ON THE AIR IN CHINA AND SOUTH AFRICA
- WORLD OF DX
- THEIR FAMILY HOME IS THEIR FAMILY SHACK

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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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