Saturday 20th of April 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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RSGB AGM
The 92nd RSGB AGM will be held at Jurys Inn, 24 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ on Saturday the 27th of April, commencing at 12 noon. Details for the 2019 AGM appeared in the April RadCom. Arrangements have been made for Members who are unable to attend the AGM to cast their votes by proxy. […]

Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK
Former US astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, W5LFL, who operated the world's first amateur radio station from space, died at the age of 88 on the 15th of April 2019. He spent a total of 70 days in space and 13 hours and 43 minutes in three separate spacewalks. According to his family, […]

International Marconi Day
International Marconi Day 2019 will take place on the 27th of April. Last year 74 stations were registered, all operating from a site that Marconi operated from or had a personal connection with. To see the stations involved this year, go to www.gb4imd.co.uk

GB2RS News Script for 21 April 2019
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 21 April 2019 updated (11-page/62KB Microsoft Word document)

Also in GB2RS this week? 21 April 2019
The May RadCom includes a report that an authentic World War 2 Spy Set was recently donated to the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park. We are delighted to announce that it is now on display in the reception area, providing a focal point to engage visitors? interest from the moment they enter the […]


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The K7RA Solar Update

New sunspot group 2739 appeared on April 17, and the daily sunspot number rose to 24. The new sunspot has a polarity indicating it is still part of old cycle 24, the current sunspot cycle. This reporting week (April 11-17) the average daily sunspot number rose from 6.9 to 14, while average daily solar flux increased from 75.4 to 76.4.

Sunspots have been visible on every day since April 7, so as ...

Djibouti J20DX IOTA DXpedition Thwarted by Bureaucracy

Today is World Amateur Radio Day 2019!

So Now What?

?All About Safety? is the focus of the new (April 18) 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-episod...

ARRL ?Radio Communications? Billboard Promotes Ham Radio on I-40

?Mentoring the Next Generation? is Hamvention and ARRL 2019 National Convention Theme

ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Friday, April 19

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Friday, April 19. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on Friday, and no edition of the ARRL Audio News podcast this week. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Monday, April 22, at 8 AM EDT. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

AMSAT Academy to be Held Prior to Hamvention

AMSAT Academy will take place on Thursday, May 16, the day before Hamvention. AMSAT says this is a unique opportunity for both beginners and advanced satellite operators to learn about Amateur Radio in space and working the FM, linear transponder, and digital satellites now in orbit.

AMSAT Academy will take place on Thursday, May 16, 9 AM until 5 PM, at the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA...

DXpeditioner Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA, is Recipient of Intrepid Spirit Award

Hamvention Opening Gates to All on Final Day of 2019 Show

Hamvention has announced that it will open the gates to all, without charge, on the final day of the annual gathering at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Hamvention 2019 General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, said the idea is to encourage the curious to see what attracts some 30,000 visitors to Hamvention each spring.

?We have decided to open the doors to Hamvention to the p...

ARRL and FCC Sign Memorandum to Implement New Volunteer Monitor Program

ARRL and the FCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that paves the way to implement the new and enhanced Volunteer Monitor program. The memorandum establishes the Volunteer Monitors as a replacement for the Official Observers (OO) program. Current OOs have been encouraged to participate in the new program.

?We are excited by the opportunity to codify our partnership with the FCC and...

Amateur Radio in Space Pioneer Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK

ARRL Foundation Announces Dick Hanna, K3VYY, Memorial Scholarship

The ARRL Foundation has announced the Dick Hanna, K3VYY, Memorial Scholarship. Created through the generosity of the Hanna Family in memory of J. Richard ?Dick? Hanna, K3VYY, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, this scholarship is intended exclusively for educational use, to provide assistance with the cost of tuition, room, board, books and/or other fees essential to the higher education of the rec...

Honda Portable Generators Recalled Due to Potential Fire Hazard

American Honda has announced that it's voluntarily recalling some 200,000 of its portable generators sold in the US due to a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall includes the EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i generators. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the affected portable generators can leak gasoline from the fuel valve. Users should stop operating the recall...

ARRL Rolls Back Outgoing QSL Bureau Rates to 2011 Prices


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