Monday 8th of March 2021
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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January 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report

The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.

In January 2021, Volunteer Monitors reported 2,277 hours monitoring the HF frequencies and 2,162 hours monitoring VHF frequencies and above.

The Volunteer Monitor Coordinator issued 11 Advisory Notices. An Advisory Notice is an attempt to resolve rule violation iss...

The K7RA Solar Update

Quantum Receiver Can Detect Huge Swath of the RF Spectrum

Approaches to Tackle Noise Problems Vary, Remedies Elusive

ARISS, NASA, and ESA Continue to Probe Amateur Radio Problems on ISS

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, reports that the ARISS team has been working closely with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to identify what may have caused what ARISS is calling a ?radio anomaly? on January 27. The net result has been an inability to use the NA1SS ham station gear in the ISS Columbus module. For the time ...

AMSAT-DL Operators Track Mars Probes

Members of Germany's AMSAT organization, AMSAT-DL, in cooperation with the Sternwarte Bochum Institute in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, have been using the institute's 20-meter (65.6-foot) diameter dish antenna to listen directly to signals from probes in Mars orbit.

Signals have been copied from the Chinese Tianwen-1 and the Hope Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) spacecraft now orbiting Mars ...

MARS Volunteers Recognized with Gold-Level President's Volunteer Service Award

A dozen US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) volunteers have been honored with gold-level recognition for the President's Volunteer Service Award for 2020.

They are Bob Mims, WA1OEZ; Ron Tomo, KE2UK; Mark Bary, N4EOC; Billy Pearson, KO4XT; Dave Bock, W8OHS; Bob Baker, K5LLF; John Monson, WB0PLW; Gary Geissinger, WA0SPM; Brian Handy, W8JBT; Bliss Wheeler, W7RUG; Jim Hamilton, K4QDF, and...

Moldova Peace Corps to Sponsor March 3 Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact

John Portune, W6NBC, Wins the February 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award

Spring Red Cross Emergency Communications Drill Set

The spring 2021 Red Cross Nationwide Emergency Communications Winlink Drill will be held on May 8, which is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2021. Details and instructions are available. Sign up for email updates. A

head of the May nationwide exercise, the American Red Cross (ARC) Emergency Communications training group will continue its Winlink Thursdays training sessions on March 11 and Ap...

Video Documents Removal, Preservation of 250 kW Voice of America Transmitter

With the former Voice of America Delano relay site in Central California scheduled for eventual demolition for resale, the Collins Collectors Association (CCA), in association with the Antique Wireless Association (AWA), came up with a plan in 2014 (working, among others, with past ARRL Midwestern Division Director Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, a former Collins engineer), to retrieve one of the Collins...

The K7RA Solar Update

Wildlife Outnumber Participants in Winter Yellowstone VHF Radio Rally

Wyoming and southern Montana hams belonging to the north Yellowstone Amateur Radio Club and Park County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESŪ) took to the wilderness in late January during heavy snow to take part in an emergency preparedness exercise. The groups have about 15 members in all; many more bison and elk roam the roads than do hams.

The critical winter duty for North Yellowstone radi...

ARRL Interview Explains Background of Ham Radio in Space Film Short

Josh Tanner, the Australian filmmaker who produced the thriller Decommissioned by Perception Pictures, has explained how he came up with the idea to develop the movie short. In the approximately 6-minute film, SuitSat returns in the future to haunt International Space Station commander ?Diaz,? played by Joey Vieira, who spots SuitSat, the surplus Russian Orlan spacesuit that was turned into an ...

Amateur Radio Helping to Fill Earthquake Report ?Donut Holes?

An article describing how radio amateurs can help fill the information ?donut hole? by providing post-earthquake ?did you feel it? (DYFI) reports via Winlink HF radio email appeared on February 22 in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) magazine Eos. As the article points out, ?Ham radio networks gear up to provide real-time, on-the-ground information about earthquake shaking and damage when ot...