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
The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is the UK's national membership organisation for amateur radio enthusiasts.
RSGB papers for IARU-R1 Conference
Papers on a variety of topics by a team of RSGB volunteers are now available for the IARU-R1 Virtual Conference in October. HF-UHF Modernisation and the WRC-23 challenge in the 23cm band all feature https://conf.iaru-r1.org/part-1/documents/ The full set of IARU papers is due by early August.
RSGB online Convention streams announced
The RSGB online Convention will consist of two streams. The first is called An introduction to? and will include a wide range of topics to support new and returning radio amateurs as well as existing amateurs who?d like to try something new. The second is Learn more about? where speakers dig deeper into the details […]
Latest news on ?Get on the air to care?
The RSGB and NHS Get on the air to care campaign continues to gain coverage in the national and amateur radio media as well as being supported by clubs and radio amateurs. There are some great stories to read on the Society's website that feature clubs like Denby Dale ARS, individuals such as remote exam […]
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The June newsletter of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that what's being called ?the Russian-Ukrainian radio war? continues apace.
?The Russian-Ukrainian radio war remained on a high escalation level also in June,? IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, said. ?Almost every day, we heard the massive spiteful and provocative broadcasts. In...
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Welcome to The Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society Website
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Suspension of face-to-face activities
The officers of WARS are following the developing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The Prime Minister has now said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.
Suspension of face-to-face activities
Given this guidance, all face-to-face WARS meetings, activities and events must be suspended from, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to ALL members, friends, family and visitors, and will be until further notice.
We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved with the Society, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.
The Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
We shall from Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 8pm until further notice be holding virtual meetings on air on 145.350 MHz or other frequency via the calling channel 145.500 MHz.
This decision has not be taken lightly and I hope the Society can remain active in a virtual way until this crisis passes.
Vaughan Ravenscroft M0VRR WARS Chairman
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.
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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