Sunday 12th of July 2020
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
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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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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 […]

GB2RS News Script for 12 July 2020
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 12 July 2020 (11-page/200KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.

RSGB introduces remote invigilation for Intermediate exams
Following the success of remote invigilation Foundation exams, the RSGB is pleased to expand that to include Intermediate level exams. From Monday 13 July the automated exam booking system will accept bookings for both Foundation and Intermediate level exams. Please note that the earliest available bookings for exams at either level are during the second […]


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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now 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.

 

Russian-Ukrainian "Radio War" Remains at a High Level

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...

Introducing The ARRL Current

ARRL has a new way to let members know when the digital editions of QST and other publications are available. Distributed via email, The ARRL Current offers a monthly overview of ARRL publications and member benefits. The inaugural edition launched in June.

Subscribe now to receive each issue going forward. Manage your email preferences from your ARRL account (members must first be registered on...

ARRL Seeks Awards and Programs Assistant

ARRL has invited applications for the position of Awards and Programs Assistant at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, non-exempt opening in the Radiosport and Field Services Department. The pay range is from $16.08 to 19.30 per hour.

The Awards and Programs Assistant assists with all Radiosport and Field Services Department activities, with an initial priority on L...

SP3L Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the July 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is ?A Vertical End-Fed Dipole with a Folded Stub? by Jacek Pawlowski, SP3L.

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 August issue today.

 

Annual KPH ?Night of Nights? Has Been Canceled

The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) and the National Park Service have announced that the annual KPH Night of Nights has been canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. This would have been the 21st such event, which commemorates what is believed to be the last commercial Morse transmission in the US.

While KPH, KFS, and K6KPH will not be on the air for Night of Nights XXI, MRHS members will...

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Announces Full Lineup of Speakers

Maritime Mobile Service Network Comes to the Aid of Vessel in Distress

The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven Carpenter, K9UA, took a call on 20 meters from Ian Cummings, KB4SG, the skipper of the Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. Cummings reported that his engine had failed as he was attempting to return to his home port of Stuart, Florida. He not only...

The August Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

THe K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Cycle 25.

We rely on NOAA for official sunspot numbers, and the most recent one reported was 11 on June 15. See ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/DSD.txt.

Average daily solar flux over the recent r...

Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth Essay Contest

The Intrepid-DX Group, a US-based IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes amateur radio in developing countries, has announced its first Youth Essay Contest. The prize is a new Icom IC-7300 transceiver, which the winner must agree to keep and use for 1 year.

Participants will prepare a two-page essay answering these questions: (1) What are your amateur radio goals? and (2) What can w...

New Amateur Extra Class License Manual and Extra Q&A Now Available

Prominent Radio Amateur Helping to Lead US Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Study

Well-known contester, DXer, and National Contest Journal (NCJ) Editor Scott Wright, K0MD, has been 'substantially? stepping back from ham radio while offering his expertise to the US convalescent plasma COVID-19 Expanded Access Program. The study began in early April under the leadership of Dr. Michael Joyner, MD, of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhD and Dr. Nicole Verdun, MD, of the US...

New IARU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator Appointed

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has appointed Martin Sach, G8KDF, as global Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator, succeeding Tore Worren, LA9QL.

?EMC is a major challenge for all radiocommunication services,? the IARU noted. ?Radio amateurs are experiencing increased interference caused by unwanted radio frequency emissions from a wide variety, and ...

Annual 13 Colonies Event Gets Under Way on July 1