Sunday 20th of October 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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WUSAT-3 talk now online
A new video has been released on YouTube of a talk given to the AMSAT-UK Colloquium, which was part of the RSGB 2019 Convention. The talk given by Professor Julia Hunter-Anderson is on the WUSAT-3 CubeSat project, and highlights potential uses of satellites for wildlife tracking. You can watch it at tinyurl.com/GB2RS-1020-A.

Apply for GB19YOTA now
Have you applied to host the call sign for this year's Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month in December 2019? It is a great opportunity to encourage youngsters to get on the air and to learn more about the practical side of the hobby. The RSGB has the call sign GB19YOTA and we?re looking for […]

GB2RS News Script for 20 October 2019
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 20 October 2019 (11-page/179KB Microsoft Word document)

Construction Competition results
The RSGB Construction Competition 2019, generously sponsored and supported by Martin Lynch & Sons, was very well supported, with a larger number of entries this year. We?d like to thank all the judges for their time and expertise, and the entrants who took the trouble to bring their projects to the RSGB 2019 Convention. Judges? […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
The www.predtest.uk website, supported by the RSGB, is currently without a site developer, consequently a volunteer is sought. Website management skills, as well as Ubuntu and Python knowledge are prerequisites. Presently two items need addressing; the site requires refactoring and the OS needs updating to the newest release, which in itself has some Python prerequisites. […]


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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.

 

New ARRL Handbook and ARRL Antenna Book Editions Available in Your Favorite Format

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity remains very low. At the bottom of the sunspot cycle, any sunspot activity is fleeting. Again, another week passes with no sunspots at all. Spaceweather.com reports no sunspots for the past two weeks, and the total number of spotless days this year is now 213 days, or 73%, matching the percentage of spotless days in 2008.

Average daily solar flux during the week of October 10-16 w...

ARES/ACS Supports 2019 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show

20th International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 General Assembly Held in Peru

Twenty International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (the Americas) member-societies took part in the 20th IARU Region 2 General Assembly, which wrapped up on October 3 in Peru, hosted by Radio Club Peruano. Representatives of fifteen member-societies attended in person, while five other member-societies participated via proxy. During the third plenary, the presidents and secretaries of the...

So Now What? Podcast

?Ham Lingo? will be the focus of the new (October 17) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.

If you?re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! So Now What? offers insights from those who?ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating new-episode we...

ARRL to Launch New On the Air Magazine in January

ARRL is launching a new magazine, On the Air, in January 2020. To be published on a bimonthly basis, On the Air will offer new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communication. Each issue will include advice and insights on topics from the variety of Amateur Radio interests and activities: radio technology, operating, equipment, project buildin...

Bidding Begins Today in the Annual ARRL Online Auction

Bidding gets under way today, October 17, on more than 230 items on the block in the 14th annual ARRL Online Auction. Bidding begins at 10 AM EST (1400 UTC). The auction will continue through Thursday, October 24, closing at 10 PM EST (Friday, October 25, at 0200 UTC).

The 2019 auction includes lab-tested QST ?Product Review? gear, vintage books, used equipment, and one-of-a-kind items. Some pre...

Mail Delivery Problem Affecting Delivery of Board Election Ballots in West Gulf Division

ARRL has become aware of a mail delivery problem affecting the ARRL Board of Director election ballots sent to members in part of the West Gulf Division. Recent flooding has affected some US Postal Service distribution centers in the Houston region of the state, damaging some sorting machines. This is delaying delivery to many members in that area. They are processing mail out, but there are de...

IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, Offers Amateur Radio Perspective on WRC-19

Signal/One Cofounder Harold Johnson, W4ZCB, SK

Next School Club Roundup Set for October 21 ? 25

Scouting's Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Takes Place this Weekend

Pitcairn Island DXpedition Set to Get Under Way this Week

The long-planned Pitcairn Island VP6R DXpedition is set to get under way by October 18. Thirteen team members will be arriving by ship on the South Pacific island on October 17. All of the team's cargo is already at the operating site.

 

?We will work hard that first day to get as many antennas up as possible to get on the air by the end of the day, Thursday, October 17,? the VP6R team announced ...

ARRL Puerto Rico Section and Red Cross Renew Memorandum of Understanding

The American Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with the ARRL Puerto Rico Section on October 10, citing mutually beneficial experiences during recent emergency and disaster responses, especially to hurricanes Irma and Marķa in 2017. Marķa left the island without power and telecommunications, and the Red Cross in the US asked ARRL to help provide Amateur Radio ...


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