Sunday 25th of September 2016
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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Former RSGB President SK
Sad news to begin this week's broadcast. Former RSGB President Terry Barnes, GI3USS has recently become a Silent Key. Terry served as RSGB President in 1992. He was the first GI callsign to hold the position for around 25 years. Terry had been a volunteer for the Society for some years before his election to […]

National Hamfest this week
The National Hamfest takes place on 30 September and 1 October 2016 at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground. With several international traders as well as the UK's largest dealers and representatives from the main manufacturers, there will be plenty for visitors to enjoy. For those looking for the extra bargain there will also be a […]

DXCC checking at Hamfest
DXCC card checking will be available at the National Hamfest, on the UK 6m Group stand. They can also check your documents for your Logbook of the World, so bring your licence and an original photo ID such as photo driving licence or passport, with the same name on both. These documents don?t have to […]


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Amateur satellites launch from India
AlSat-1N and Pratham, both with amateur radio payloads, are launching on the Indian PSLV-C35 mission planned for 0342 GMT on Monday, September 26, 2016, reports are requested

WIA seeks 200 watts for Standard (Novice) holders
In WIA News, Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH sets out the Wireless Institue of Australia's thinking on the future direction of the Standard, formerly known as Novice, and Advanced licenses

What makes a good portable CW paddle?
Richard G3CWI of SOTABEAMS has released a 3 minute video looking at the differences between a paddle designed for portable use and a fixed-station paddle


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The Doctor Will See You Now!

?Coping with the Solar Minimum? is the topic of the latest (September 22) episode of the ?ARRL The Doctor is In? podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, ?ARRL The Doctor is In? is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, an...

Amateur Radio Credited with Helping Injured Cyclist

Members of the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club (HARC) in Alabama had a role in getting help for a Louisiana cyclist injured in a September 17 group ride in Madison County, Alabama.

A representative of the sponsoring Spring City Cycling Club told WHNT-19 News that a number of riders, including Brian Guerrero, fell as a motor vehicle was passing in the opposite direction. The club spokesperson said ...

?RF Seismograph? Improved to Better Reflect Band Activity

The Scanning RF Seismograph, a real-time HF propagation-monitoring tool developed by the MDSR Team and Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW, now can show both combined band noise and activity and just band activity. The RF Seismograph, which covers 80, 40, 30, 20, 15, and 10 meters, is a project of the North Shore Amateur Radio Club (NSARC).

?We were able to extract signals from the noise and display the result...


Space Weather[+]

G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions observed
During the past 24 hours, solar wind parameters transitioned from near background conditions to an enhanced state, causing G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming on Earth. This was most likely caused by the onset of co-rotating interaction region (CIR) ahead of a negative...... Read more

Positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storm
Earth is under continued influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS), which is now causing geomagnetic storms at high latitudes. K-index of 5 (G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was reached at 08:59 UTC on September 1, 2016. ...... Read more

Spotless Sun heralds Solar Minimum after CME producing Region 2567 departs
After Active Region 2567, the source of 7 M-class and numerous C-class solar flares between July 21 and 24, rotated away from the visible disk, our Earth facing Sun is again spotless. This is the third 'spotless Sun' since June 3, and although it is a...... 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 2030 September 23, 2016

  • RECORD BREAKER ON 630 METERS
  • HAWAII GETS REAL ABOUT TSUNAMI SIMULATION
  • VOICE OF AMERICA'S BETHANY RELAY STATION MARKS ANNIVERSARY
  • AIR SHOW SPECIAL EVENT PUTS TECHS ON 10 METERS
  • SILENT KEYS: PATRICK DOHERTY VE3PD AND TERRY BARNES GI3USS
  • "LAST MAN STANDING" STARTS SEASON 6
  • FALLING OUT with 100 WATTS AND A WIRE
  • DATV QSO KICKS OFF 6TH ANNUAL QSO PARTY
  • UK PREPS FOR ITS LARGEST HAMFEST
  • K2BSA ACTIVATING IN 3 MORE STATES
  • OKLAHOMA HAMS SEEK HELP WITH STORM REPAIRS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2029 September 16, 2016

  • HOUSE PASSES AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT
  • DESPITE RAIN, OHIO STATE PARKS GET ON AIR
  • RADIO CLUB OF AMERICA HONORS HAMS
  • HAMS NEEDED FOR CHARITY RIDE
  • HAMS NEEDED FOR MARINE CORPS MARATHON
  • NO MYSTERY TO THIS ENIGMA
  • TIGNISH LIGHTHOUSE SPEAKS TO THE WORLD
  • MORE THAN BOOKS AT ARIZONA LIBRARY
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • A SEPTEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2028 September 9, 2016

  • ELLIE VAN WINKLE, SILENT KEY
  • NAVAJO CODE TALKER DIES
  • LICENSE TO TALK AROUND THE WORLD, ALMOST
  • IN CANADA, MORE THAN JUST A DRILL
  • AUSTRALIAN FIELD DAY'S A 60-YEAR CELEBRATION
  • TROPHY HONORS AMATEURS WHO GO THE DISTANCE
  • BIG WEEKEND AHEAD FOR RADIO SCOUTING
  • GET IN THE RUNNING FOR ASHLAND HALF-MARATHON
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • DANCING WITH THE STARS?

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2027 September 02, 2016

  • U.S. HAMS PREP FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND'S TROPICAL STORMS
  • IN MAINE, A NEW NATIONAL MONUMENT TO ACTIVATE
  • SPECIAL EVENT STATION HIGHLIGHTS INDIANA AIR SHOW
  • AVES ISLAND DXPEDITION PUT ON HOLD
  • HAM RADIO OUTLET REOPENS FORMER AES LOCATION
  • ACTOR, ADVOCATE BRIAN RIX, G2DQU, BECOMES SILENT KEY
  • KIDS TAKE A SHINE TO LIGHTHOUSES
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • AT 104, HE PUTS THE "O" IN OM

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2026 August 26, 2016

  • BREAKING NEWS: HAMS ACTIVATED AFTER QUAKE IN ITALY
  • LINKED REPEATERS AID HAMS' CALIFORNIA FIRE RESPONSE
  • GUILTY PLEAS IN WORLDWIDE PRICE-FIXING CASE
  • IN ALASKA, PREPARING TO PLAY THE HAARP
  • ICOM DELIVERS A TOKYO SURPRISE
  • ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS GO TO YOUNG AMATEURS
  • NEW FREQUENCIES FOR LATVIAN AMATEURS
  • STATION HONORS MARTYRED FRANCISCAN PRIEST
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE HONORS YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
  • MESSAGE FIT FOR A QUEEN

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