Friday 23rd of February 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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New Amateur Radio Observation Service (AROS) and Intruder Watch Coordinator
RSGB is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Lamont, G4DYA to the joint role of AROS Coordinator and Intruder Watch Coordinator. Richard has been a broadcast engineer with the BBC, an editor of radio magazines and a company director. He also knows his way around the ITU Regulations. We welcome him to his new […]

New Chair of the Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC)
We?re delighted to announce that Andrew Barrett, G8DOR has been appointed as the new Chair of the ETCC for an initial period of three years. Andrew is the current Vice-Chair. We would like to thank John McCullagh, GI4BWM for the enormous level of work that he has put into the role of ETCC Chair over […]

National Club of the Year 2017 and the RSGB Strategy
This year the RSGB has decided to change the theme of the National Club of the Year competition to fit more closely with its strategic goals. The theme of ?Mentoring and Retention? sits right at the heart of the Society's main goal of having ?an active and thriving amateur radio community? and sends a two-fold […]


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Jim Linton VK3PC SK
The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee, Jim Linton, VK3PC, of Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia, died on February 22 of thyroid cancer

City eases up on amateur radio restrictions
The Independent Enterprise reports Payette, Idaho's amateur radio operators need no longer fear for their hobby's local future

ISWL callsigns for March
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2018


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JOTA 2018 Patches to be Available this Summer

The patch design for the US Jamboree on the Air 2018 (JOTA) has been selected by the National Radio Scouting Committee. BSA Supply expects to have patches available this summer.

National JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said it's never too early to begin planning for JOTA, and quite a bit of information to help in planning is available, including JOTA Countdown, JOTA Station Planning, and JOTA...

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IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee Chair Jim Linton, VK3PC, SK

The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee, Jim Linton, VK3PC, of Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia, died on February 22 of thyroid cancer.For many years, Linton was a consistent and reliable source of news and information regarding Amateur Radio disaster response activities in IARU Region 3 and was a regular contributor to Southgate Amateur Rad...


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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming
An isolated interval of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions was observed early February 19, 2018, due to the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Solar activity over the past 24 hours was at very low levels. Earth-facing side...... Read more

Long-duration C1.5 solar flare produced Earth-directed CME
A long-duration C1.5 solar flare erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2699 on February 12, 2018. The event started at 00:15, peaked at 01:35 and ended at 03:21 UTC. A G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for February 15. This event produced an...... Read more

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


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 2103 for Friday, February 16, 2018

- BOUVET ISLAND REDUX
- VANDALS DESTROY REPEATER IN UK
- SILENT KEY: HAMVENTION'S JERRY MILLER WD8QAI
- SILENT KEY: DAVID HANNA WX4NCS
- FINE OF $50,000 IMPOSED ON HAM IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
- AMATEUR BECOMES PRESIDENT OF HARVARD
- RADIO SCOUTS RELEASE WORLD REPORT FOR JAMBOREE
- HAMS PREP FOR DIRECTION-FINDING COMPETITION
- NORWAY CONTEST CALL SIGNS JUST GOT EASIER
- TOUGH SLEDDING FOR AMATEURS IN WISCONSIN
- WORLD OF DX
- QSL, ANOTHER WAY OF CONTACTING YOUR IDENTITY

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2102 for Friday, February 9, 2018

- TOP STORY: BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION SCRAPPED
- FIRST-TIMERS ENTER SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP
- ALABAMA OLD-TIMERS GET THEIR BIG NIGHT
- AMATEURS PREPARE TO MARK ALABAMA'S BICENTENNIAL
- IN THE UK, SOTA ENTHUSIAST REACHES NEW PEAK
- GETTING IN SHAPE FOR AMATEUR RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
- GROUNDHOG DAY SPECIAL EVENT CASTS SHADOWS
- AFTERLIFE FOR STATIONS AFTER WRTC
- AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR TV REPEATER'S ON THE MOVE
- FCC SEEKS INPUT ON WEATHER RESPONSE
- THE WORLD OF DX
- ALIVE AND STILL KICKING

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2101 for Friday, February 2, 2018

- DELAYS PLAGUE HAMVENTION EXPO CENTER
- ARIZONA'S QUARTZFEST BREAKS RECORD
- NEW SATELLITE READY FOR ACTION
- HUMANITARIAN AWARD NAMED FOR RECENT SILENT KEY
- NONSTOP RADIO, NONSTOP COFFEE
- RECOGNIZING THE YOUNGEST 'HELPING HAMS' 
- REQUEST FOR AUSTRALIAN HAMS TO BE GRANTED MORE POWER
- NEW ZEALAND RADIO OPERATORS TRY OUT 60 METERS
- WIA SEEKING VOLUNTEER QSL MANAGER
- WORLD OF DX
- ASHES TO ASHES, STARDUST TO STARDUST

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2100 for Friday, January 26, 2018

- GERMANY KEEPS 6 METERS - AND KOSOVO'S A NEW DXCC
- RADIO ATHLETES GETTING FIT FOR WRTC 2018
- AIKEN TO GROW IN SOUTH CAROLINA
- HAMS TAKING ST. PATRICK'S DAY GLOBAL
- IN SEARCH OF AFRICAN OPERATORS ON HF
- K2BSA GETS ON THE AIR AND HAS BIG PLANS
- NEW JERSEY TO WELCOME HAMS AND CITIZEN SCIENTISTS
- WORLD OF DX
- HAM RADIO HELPS THE HOMELESS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2099 for Friday, January 19, 2018

- BREAKING NEWS: ARRL CEO TOM GALLAGHER NY2RF RESIGNS
- FOR BOATERS, IT'S RADIO TO THE RESCUE
- RADIO'S A STAR IN BBC DOCUMENTARY SERIES
- AM RALLY CELEBRATES THE ORIGINAL PHONE MODE
- FOR BLIND AMATEUR, THE GIFT OF A TALKING RIG
- 'YL-OM CONTEST' IS NO WAR OF THE SEXES
- SOTA ACCOMPLISHMENTS CLIMB TO THE HEIGHTS
- WARMING UP FOR WINTER FIELD DAY
- A FAVORITE AMONG PREFIX HUNTERS IS BACK
- WORLD OF DX
- BUILDING HOUSES, BUILDING HAMS

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