Monday 10th of May 2021
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
Founded in 1922 | Call sign G8TA

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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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GB2RS News Script for 9 May 2021
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 9 May 2021 (13-page/222KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.

EMF licence change videos
The RSGB YouTube channel now has two videos to help radio amateurs understand the Ofcom EMF licence changes. In the first video, EMC Chair John Rogers, M0JAV explains how to use the EMF calculator. The second video is the live webinar he did as part of the RSGB AGM and which is now available separately.

Amateur radio: what next?
Last year, through the RSGB and NHS ?Get on the air to care? media campaign, it is likely that over 35 million people heard news and stories about amateur radio. You now have a chance to tell the RSGB what you think should happen next. As part of a wider IARU workshop, the Society is […]

Free webinar on RF exposure
The ARRL is reporting that the IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation has issued an invitation to its free webinar, RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies. The 1-hour event is set to get under way at 1800UTC on Wednesday the 12th of May. The committee is a group of experts on health and safety […]

Full licence mock exam papers updated
The RSGB's Examinations and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) has just updated the two Full licence mock exam papers. In addition, there are now worked answer pdfs for these papers so you can see the correct answer for each question and the reasoning behind it. These mock papers are provided by the ESRG as a training […]


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The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Our sun seems to have fallen back into a very quiet phase, far different from the way it looked in November 2020. That was 6 months ago, and we assumed that since we were emerging from a solar minimum, by now we would be seeing much more solar activity. It hasn?t happened. More recently, sunspots disappeared after May 1, and solar flux naturally declined as wel...

IEEE Committee Webinar ?RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies? Set for May 12

The IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) has issued an invitation to its webinar, ?RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies.? The 1-hour event is set to get under way at 1800 UTC on Wednesday, May 12. COMAR is a group of experts on health and safety issues related to electromagnetic fields, from power line through microwave frequency ranges. Its primary focus is on biological effects of n...

First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number before Taking Exam

Beginning May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system.

Amateur candidates who already have an FCC license, whether for amateur radio or in another service, already have an FRN and can use the sa...

Spring Radio Club of America QSO Party is Saturday, May 8

The semiannual Radio Club of America (RCA) QSO Party takes place on May 8. ?Band conditions are still not their best but we still expect plenty of QSOs,? RCA Executive Vice President Chip Cohen, W1YW, said. ?Come join the fun and contact other club hams and the club's station, W2RCA. All are welcome.? The QSO party is open to RCA members and non-members and is SSB only. Activity begins at 1800 ...

Very High Speed Club Special Event is Active During May

Special event call sign OZ60VHSC will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Very High Speed Club (VHSC) on May 1, 1961. Leading the group at its founding were PA0LXL, DL1XA, and DJ4KW, who sought operators who could copy at 40 WPM solid for at least 30 minutes, encouraging CW traffic in general and QRQ (high-speed) traffic in particular. Members sponsor new membership candidat...

Members of the Potomac Valley Radio Club to Activate NSS for Armed Forces Day

Intrepid-DX Group Adds a Second Physician to Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

?Bouvet is like the Mount Everest of DXCC entities,? 3Y0J DXpedition co-leader Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said. ?It is among the most challenging entities to activate due to significant transportation costs and personal sacrifices required by the team to make the 42-day round trip. Fortunately, Bouvet is not our first mountain.?

Ewing reports that Mike Crownover, AB5EB, a veteran emergency room physicia...

Nationwide Spring Drill Set for May 8, World Red Cross Day

The Red Cross Emergency Communication Training Group is holding its nationwide Spring Drill on World Red Cross Day, Saturday, May 8, 2021. Individuals are invited to participate. Last year, more than 1,000 participated in the initial spring drill.

The bar has been raised to Winlink proficiency for this year's drill. Red Cross forms are integrated as templates in Winlink Express, and hams using W...

Russian Robinson Club Announces Activation of Rare IOTA Islands in the Aleutians

The Russian Robinson Club (RRC) has resumed its plans to activate rare Kiska Island (IOTA NA-070) and Adak Island (IOTA NA-039) in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain in July for Islands on the Air (IOTA) enthusiasts. Plans to activate these islands in 2020 were called off because of COVID-19 concerns.

The uninhabited Kiska Island (52.06 N, 177.57 E) lies in the North Pacific's treacherous Bering...

ARRL Executive Committee to Meet May 3 in Virtual Session

The ARRL Executive Committee will meet in virtual session on Monday, May 3. Topics on the agenda include FCC Counsel's report and FCC matters; Volunteer Monitor Program report, and Legislative Advocacy Committee report. The agenda has been posted on the ARRL website.

North American QSO Parties to Recognize Young Contester Entries

To encourage young radiosport participants, National Contest Journal (NCJ) will recognize their entries in the North American QSO Party (NAQP), starting with the August 2021 NAQP CW and NAQP SSB events. Following the lead of Youth on the Air (YOTA) in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU), operators 25 years old and younger will be highlighted in the results.

The NAQP log upload app ...

ARRL Executive Committee Nominates Joel Harrison, W5ZN, to be Next IARU Secretary

At its April 5 meeting via Zoom, the ARRL Executive Committee (EC) nominated past ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, to become the next Secretary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). The incumbent Secretary, David Sumner, K1ZZ, has announced his intention to step down on July 1. ARRL International Affairs Vice President Rod Stafford, W6ROD, explained that ARRL, as IARU Secretariat,...

The K7RA Solar Update

Support ARRL When Shopping for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9. If you?re looking for the perfect gift, shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice. With every purchase you make at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL. This helps ARRL to extend its reach in public service, advocacy, education, technology, and membership.

Make Mom smile while supporting amateur...

ARISS-USA Seeks Volunteers to Further its Mission

The US segment of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS-USA) is seeking volunteers to support its mission. ARISS-USA is best known for providing opportunities, mostly for students, to speak via ham radio with astronauts on board the ISS. Less known is its important role in providing and supporting amateur radio equipment for the ISS (NA1SS), which could offer back-up communica...