Friday 23rd of February 2018
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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Jim Linton VK3PC SK
The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee, Jim Linton, VK3PC, of Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia, died on February 22 of thyroid cancer

City eases up on amateur radio restrictions
The Independent Enterprise reports Payette, Idaho's amateur radio operators need no longer fear for their hobby's local future

ISWL callsigns for March
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2018

Unusual oscillations in Earth's magnetic field
Yesterday morning (22 Feb) in Lofoten, Norway, a magnetic observatory picked up unusually pure low-frequency waves rippling around the Arctic Circle

Ham Radio License Study Guide
Dan Romanchik KB6NU is publishing chapters from his No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide on his blog

New Ofcom rules to boost full-fibre broadband
Ofcom has today published a package of measures to further increase investment in ?full-fibre? broadband networks

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10m Band Report
For me this week Ten Metres has been fairly dead. The only stations I could hear were Europeans I?d already worked. The CW contest at the weekend did liven things up a bit, for those who enjoy CW. Z60A (Kosovo) is still popular. Best of the rest: HP1ELV (Panama), ZV8WTT (probably Brazil) and PJ2T (Curašao)

Radio hams help girl guides go international
Eight members of the north Norfolk-based Amateur Radio group Bittern DXers have been teaching girl guides how to contact colleagues around the world as part of Thinking Day on The Air

Louisiana elects new Section Manager
ARRL members in Louisiana have elected John Mark Robertson, K5JMR, as Section Manager for the next 2-year term of office that starts on April 1

11-year-old talks to the world
The Reflector-Chronicle reports on 11-year-old Dylan Krueger who is studying to get his amateur licence and is currently using HamSphere

AO3MWC: Mobile World Congress 2018
24 February - 4 March this special event station will be on air thanks to RÓdio Club Barcelona, EA3RKB, echoing this first class international event hosted by the mobile world capital

Blackhead Lighthouse 2018
Jim GI0BJH, will be operating as GB5BL from Blackhead Lighthouse, Co. Antrim, UK-0032 on 18th and 19th August 2018, during ILLW 2018

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club