Saturday 23rd of March 2019
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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Australians set new microwave records
The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) reports that new records have been set on the 47GHz and 122GHz bands. Operating 47GHz mobile, David, VK5KK and Wayne, VK5APN set a new record of 20.8km on 11 March 2019. At 122GHz, Matt, VK2DAG and David, VK2JDS set a new VK2 state record of 100m. Although this is […]

Bouvet Island DXpedition now en route
The much-anticipated 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition is presently at sea en route to its destination. They set sail from Cape Town 19 March 2019 on board the MV Atlantic Tuna. All being well, the team expects to land at the remote Antarctic island around Tuesday, 26 March 2019 and hopes to be on the air […]

Smithsonian Institution call sign revived
Historic American call sign NN3SI is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. Although presently lacking a permanent station location and unable yet to support guest operation, the group's president, John Weise, N4NPG, told ARRL. ?This this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian. We […]


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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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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

The K7RA Solar Update

Following a month of no sunspots in February, solar activity returned on March 5-12, then disappeared over five days, returning last week on March 18-20.

But our reporting week (Always Thursday through the following Wednesday) ended with a bang when the daily sunspot number rose to 28 on March 20, the first day of spring. Sunspot numbers have not been as high since last August, when the sunspot ...

Ohio ARES Provides ?Situational Awareness? During January Blizzard

Ohio ARES members stared down ?Snowmageddon? 2019, the mid-January blizzard that blanketed the lower Great Lakes region. Based on ominous forecasts and discussion with Assistant SECs across the state, Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, and the Ohio Watch Office, SEC Stan Broadway, N8BHL, asked ARES operators to provide observations and reports to assist decision makers at the Ohio Emergency O...


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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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