Friday 16th of November 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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GB2RS email alert delayed
Our regular Friday GB2RS email alert to subscribers is unfortunately delayed to an issue with a third-party mailing provider. We are seeking further information from the service provider and will attempt the mailshot again later. We apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience.  

First geostationary amateur satellite
On Thursday, 15 November 2018, a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted off flawlessly at 2046UTC from Cape Canaveral. It was carrying the first amateur radio payload destined for geostationary orbit. About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was successfully deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit. Positioned at 25.5°E, the satellite will carry an […]

More Convention videos on YouTube
Two more 2018 RSGB Convention talks are now on YouTube. Using Drones to Measure Antenna Radiation Patterns by Jenny Bailey, G0VQH looks at how antenna radiation patterns are difficult to measure because antennas are typically high above the ground. A practical method of measuring the radiation field around an antenna could be with a drone. […]


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ARISS receives Yasme Foundation grant
The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made a significant grant to ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station), in support of the Critical Infrastructure Fund

NASA spacecraft makes record close approach to the Sun
NASA's Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any other spacecraft in history

Ham radio satellites on 5 Euro coin
The Bank of Lithuania (Lietuvos bankas) has released a commemorative gold 5 Euro coin featuring the amateur radio satellites LituanicaSAT-1 (LO-78) and LitSAT-1


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Effort Under Way to Fund W0AIH Memorial Scholarship

Scott Neader, KA9FOX, is spearheading a GoFundMe effort to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Paul Bittner, W0AIH (SK), who died as the result of a tower climbing mishap on October 31. He was 84. The memorial scholarship would be administered by the ARRL Foundation.

The GoFundMe solicitation says, ?Licensed for nearly 70 years, Paul built one of the largest ham radio stations in the...

Former ARRL Headquarters Book Team Supervisor Jan Carman, K5MA, SK

R. Jan Carman, K5MA (ex-W5SBX, W3JXS), who was a member of the ARRL Headquarters staff from 2001 until 2003 died on November 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 76.

Carman's career spanned the fields of aerospace, oil-field equipment, industrial control and instrumentation, underwater acoustics, communication systems, manufacturing automation and consulting. Carman held bachelor's and master's degre...

The K7RA Solar Update

A single sunspot appeared on November 13-14, yielding a daily sunspot number of 11 over both days. The sunspot number increased to 13 on the following day, November 15. The average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (November 8-14) was 3.1, after no sunspots during the previous seven days.

Average daily solar flux rose from 67.7 to 68.5.  Average daily planetary A index declined from 12...


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Coronal hole high speed stream sparks geomagnetic storm
Earth is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) on October 7 and 8, 2018. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions were observed at 16:22 UTC and 20:42 UTC on October 7, 2018. A G2 warning has been issued and is valid until...... Read more »

Positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming
A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for September 11, 2018 due to the onset of positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream. Solar wind parameters over the past 24 hours were descriptive of the passage of Co-rotating Interaction Region (CIR)...... Read more »

CME sparks G3 Strong geomagnetic storm; reverse polarity sunspot appears on the Sun
G3 Strong geomagnetic storm levels associated with the passage of slow-moving August 20th Coronal Mass Ejection were observed early August 26, 2018. A faint and slow-moving CME was first seen in LASCO coronagraph imagery at approximately 22:00 UTC on August 20. The...... 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 2139 for Friday, October 26 2018

- DXPEDITIONER DETAINED IN REPUBLIC OF CHAD
- MORE HAMS RESPOND IN HURRICANE-HIT FLORIDA
- IN THE UK, A RARE CALLSIGN FOR M5
- NEW HAMS GET ON THE AIR IN SOUTH AFRICA
- SUBMARINE ACTIVATION REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
- FT8 TO BE INCLUDED IN JANUARY'S RTTY ROUNDUP
- SOTA ACTIVATOR SCALES NEW HEIGHTS IN UK
- WHAT'S ON TV? ASK NASA
- WORLD OF DX
- SCARING UP SOME CONTACTS IN TRANSYLVANIA

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2138 for Friday, October 19 2018

- SPACE STATION COULD FACE UNMANNED FUTURE
- HAMS STILL HELPING IN HURRICANE MICHAEL AFTERMATH
- SCOUTS READY FOR JAMBOREE ON THE AIR
- BAVARIA BROADCASTER IS A VETERAN HAM
- DX HOPES DASHED FOR PACIFIC'S KURE ATOLL
- TIME TO PARTY LIKE IT'S 1929
- IN NORTH CAROLINA IT'S A NO-FEE 'FIRST'
- WORLD OF DX
- A LITTLE LOGO GOES A LONG WAY IN CANADA

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2137 for Friday, October 12 2018

- BREAKING NEWS: BRACING FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL
- SATELLITE ENTHUSIASTS' HELP FROM ABOVE
- 'PEGGY SUE' WAS ROCK AND ROLL AND RADIO
- PARACHUTE MOBILE JUMPS TO CONCLUSION
- NEW HAMS MAKE REPEATER HISTORY IN YELLOWSTONE
- JAMBOREE ON THE AIR IS ON THE HORIZON
- IN CALIFORNIA, A DAY OF DISCOVERY
- CALLING QRZ ALL OVER EUROPE
- OHIO HAMS JOIN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DRILL
- WORLD OF DX
- WHERE THE LIZARDS ARE QRV

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2136 for Friday, October 5 2018

- HAMS RESPOND TO DEVASTATION IN INDONESIA
- NEW ORGANIZATION TAKES OVER FOR 62ND ANNUAL PA QSO PARTY
- ON AMERICAN TV ?LAST MAN? IS FIRST
- INDIAN AMATEURS HAVE BIG PLANS FOR CUBESAT
- MONTENEGRO'S SUPER STATION GETS BACK IN THE GAME
- TWO HAMS HONORED WITH RAC'S AMATEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
- RADIO SCOUTS MOVE FORWARD INTO JOTA WEEKEND
- DXPEDITIONING WITH MOM AND DAD

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2135 for Friday, September 28 2018

 - RADIO TAKES A ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
 - PUERTO RICO STRENGTHENS ITS HURRICANE SEASON RESPONSE
 - RESCUE AT SEA: A HANDY TALKIE THAT WAS REALLY HANDY
 - IBERRADIO RAISES PROFILE OF HAMS IN SPAIN
 - SILENT KEY: SEAN NOLAN EI7CD
 - AMSAT-NORTH AMERICA SEEKING NEWSLETTER EDITORS
 - HAMS NEEDED FOR BAYSTATE MARATHON
 - TURNING TRAIN STATIONS INTO RADIO STATIONS
 - WORLD OF DX
 - 100 WATTS AND A WIRE GETS READY TO 'FALL OUT'

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