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.
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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...

XR0ZRC Update from Robinson Crusoe Island

The XR0ZRC DXpedition team on Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez Islands) reports that a very slow internet connection has hampered its ability to upload logs. Operators report that severe local noise on the low bands is making reception difficult.

?The team is looking for another QTH for the low-band position,? an announcement on the group's website said. ?Some of the equipment that came fr...

So Now What?

?The New Ham Radio Starter Pack? is the focus of the new (March 21) 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, alternat...

Comments Due March 22 on Proposed Updates to the National Emergency Communications Plan

FCC Adopts New Rules for Spectrum above 95 GHz in Branded ?Spectrum Horizons? Initiative

The FCC has adopted new rules to encourage development of new communication technologies and expedite the deployment of new services above 95 GHz. The action was the latest move in the Commission's ?Spectrum Horizons? branded initiative.

?This spectrum has long been considered the outermost horizon of the usable spectrum range, but rapid advancements in radio technology have made these bands esp...

IARU Represents Amateur Radio at WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting

Canadian Amateur Radio Interference Case Adjudicated

Interference from what ISED, Canada's telecommunications regulator, called an individual ?operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators? has been adjudicated. The case resulted in a petition, which attracted 1,135 signatures, being presented to the House of Commons on January 30, and the Government of Ca...

OH10X IOTA ?Ice DXpedition? to Inakari Island Logs More Than 8,000 Contacts

Norfolk Island Special Event DX Operation Set to Start on April 1

Changes in March 23 West Coast Qualifying Run from K6KPH

FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case

An FCC Enforcement Bureau Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NoUO) issued last fall to a California Technician-class licensee for alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz now has been upgraded to a Notice of Violation (NoV) that cites violations of the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. The March 15 NoV sent to Daryl Thomas, KE6MWS, of Carmichael, also specifically acknowledges Thomas as an Amat...

Radio Amateurs Aid Isolated Settler in Chile

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