Sunday 22nd of April 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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RSGB 2018 Convention booking now
Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open. The event takes place from 12 to 14 October 2018 and there will be topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture streams. The event also includes a buildathon, a construction competition and an opportunity to visit the National Radio Centre […]

British Island Waterways on the Air
British Island Waterways on the Air (BIWOTA) is on the weekend 25 to 27 August 2018. The event is open to all boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, towpaths and riverbanks for work or recreation. It is also a good chance for WAB enthusiasts to get some rare WAB squares. If you […]

Radio amateur interviewed on BBC
James Patterson, M1DST?a member of Swindon and District ARC?was interviewed recently on BBC Wiltshire about amateur radio. He discussed whether it still has a place now we have modern technology and the internet. James produced an edited version of his interview which he posted on his website and gave a presentation M1N-the-Middle, A Flexible Hardware […]


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Royal Wedding - Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle
The first use of the 'GR9' prefix in the United Kingdom. GR9RW 19th ? 23rd May 2018

SDR Workshop at NARC on 5 May
The SDR Workshop at the National Amateur Radio Centre on 5 May will address antenna issues for the SARL RF Noise Monitoring Project

VK6WIA NewsWest
In this Contesting edition of the news we look at upcoming contests and recent past experiences. There's a reminder for HARGfest, notifications from Ham College, the WA VHF Group, and the Broadcaster get together with the NewsWest Team, plus more


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The K7RA Solar Update

At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning.

?Earth is currently under the influence of a high-speed stream from a negative polarity equatorial coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity at Quiet to Active levels is expected and at times may reach up to Minor Storm levels if there are notable southward Bz periods.

INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EX...

W6NBC Wins the April QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the April 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is ?An Ultra Simple 2-Meter Antenna" by John Portune, W6NBC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today.

W5KUB to Stream Hamvention® 2018 Worldwide


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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress
A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm threshold was reached at 08:25 UTC on April 20, 2018 and G2 warning is in now in effect until 12:00 UTC. An interplanetary shock wave hit Earth's magnetic field around 23:50 UTC on April 19, Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com...... Read more »

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm
A persistent negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) sparked G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm on March 18, 2018. A gradual return to background levels is expected on March 19 as CH HSS influence subsides. However, enhanced solar wind parameters are...... Read more »

CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storm, G2 - Moderate warning
Geomagnetic storms caused by negative polarity, south polar coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) reached G1 - Minor levels early Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Solar wind parameters are expected to further increase today and a G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm warning...... 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 2112 for Friday, April 20, 2018

- TOP STORY: DRAMATIC RADIO RESCUE AS COLORADO WILDFIRES RAGE
- PRISON FOR BEATING DEATH OF MINNESOTA AMATEUR
- SILENT KEY: RADIO HOST ART BELL W6OBB/4F1AB
- SILENT KEY: 'WIREMAN' PRESSLEY JONES N8UG
- A FIRST-CLASS IDEA FOR CW
YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN
- MILITARY TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIA'S VINTAGE RADIOS
- JAPAN LADIES RADIO SOCIETY ENDS SPECIAL-EVENT YEAR
- WRTC 2018 HAS PLANS FOR NON-COMPETITORS TOO
- INDIANA GETS READY TO QSO PARTY HEARTY
- WORLD OF DX
- HAM RADIO GETS PRIME-TIME TV ROLE, SORT OF

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2111 for Friday, April 13, 2018

- SEARCH FOR NEW CEO AT ARRL
- HAM HONORED FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN OKLAHOMA
- ROYAL TREATMENT FOR A DOUBLE CELEBRATION
- IN CANADA, AN UNEXPECTED OVERNIGHT ACTIVATION
- CAUGHT IN THE NET - AND RUNNING IT
- IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
- RADIO HISTORIAN CLYDE HAEHNLE DIES AT 95
- SCOUTS PLAN SPECIAL ACTIVATION AT WEST POINT ACADEMY
- SARL RADIO CAMP FOR YOUNGSTERS IN NEED OF SUPPORT
- WORLD OF DX
- SOUNDS OF SILENCE, MAYBE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2110 for Friday, April 06, 2018

- U.S. AMATEUR RADIO GAINS MORE THAN 30,000 NEW LICENSEES
- RECORD NUMBER OF NEW HAMS IN INDIA
- IN THE PACIFIC, AUTONOMOUS RADIO RIDES THE WAVES
- HAMVENTION DIVERSION: HEARING (AND SEEING) VOICE OF AMERICA
- AN ON-AIR SALUTE FOR THE SOLDIERS
- A SPRINGTIME 'HICCUP' FOR HRD LOGBOOK SOFTWARE
- LOOKING FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
- INDIA'S LONGWAVE RADIO PROJECT IS MAKING TIME
- YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN HAMS SPEAK UP FOR RADIO
- BUILDING NEW TECH TALENT IN SCOTLAND
- WORLD OF DX
- THE LATE GARRY SHANDLING ON TV - AND ON THE AIR

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2109 for Friday, March 30, 2018

- NEW ZEALAND HAMS ASSIST IN SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN
- SATELLITE'S RETURN: LOOK OUT BELOW! 
- AUSTRALIAN HAMS GET THEIR DAYS IN THE SUN
- QSOs WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS
- DXing BY FOOT
- A LIGHTHOUSE WITH 2 REASONS TO SHINE
- FINE-TUNING THE DETAILS FOR WORLD RADIO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
- NOMINATE THE NEXT ?YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR?
- THEORETICAL PHYSICS MEETS REAL RADIO - MAYBE? 

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2108 for Friday, March 23, 2018

- HAMS RESPOND AS TORNADOES TOUCH DOWN IN ALABAMA
- AMSAT's HAMVENTION TEAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
- GERMAN AMATEUR'S CALL FOR HELP GOES GLOBAL
- STANDING WHERE WARTIME HISTORY WAS MADE
- NETS OF NOTE: THE COLORADO ASTRONOMY NET
- NOMINATE THE NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR' 
- INDONESIAN HAMS ARE ON BOARD FOR ON-LINE TESTING
- THELMA SOUPER MEMORIAL CONTEST CANCELLED
- RADIO'S WORLD CUP COINCIDES WITH 'THAT OTHER ONE' 
- WORLD OF DX
- PUTTING THE 'HAM' IN HAMSTER

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