Saturday 19th of August 2017
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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Revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21
The revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21. Both the new FCC and NCVEC forms ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony in any state or federal court. This conforms with FCC requirements to evaluate an applicant's qualifications to hold any FCC-issued license

Eclipse Day: Ham radio communication resources to be available
ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse

MacLoggerDX Version 6.13 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.13 of MacLoggerDX has been released

Suzan PD3SZN established ARDF record at YOTA 2017
The Netherlands amateur radio society VERON reports Suzan PD3SZN established a record for the fastest time among women in the ARDF competition at YOTA 2017 in Gilwell Park

Diversity in amateur radio
RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF, said when he first attended an amateur radio meeting "No one spoke to me"

Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 115
How does PSK or Phase Shift Keying actually work?

Ofcom - When ding dongs go wrong
When Wendy Macbean discovered customers at her gym in Londonderry were unable to lock or unlock their car doors she called Ofcom

Digital sign of the times
The move towards the use of digital modes for entry level licences is being considered in at least three major countries as a means of making Amateur Radio more relevant and attractive

An HF beacon system that fits in your pocket!
The WSPRlite portable HF beacon/antenna testing system has been enhanced with the the release of 'WSPRlite-to-go'.

Propagation de K7RA
Several readers pointed out those averages for the various indicators we track were all wrong last week. Average daily sunspot number was 12.1 instead of 5, although the rest of the text in the bulletin was correct. Likewise, average daily solar flux was 73.2 instead of 71

This weekend for lighthouses
The 20th annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend has so far attracted 430 registrations from throughout the world and a few more may be received

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2017
The upcoming weekend sees this year's edition of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW), with close to 400 activations already registered

International lighthouse on the air - GB2SL Spurn Lighthouse
This year the Humber Fortress DX ARC have been invited by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to put on a station during International Lighthouse on the air weekend

Portuguese lighthouses 'On The Air' for ILLW 2017
Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (August, 19-20th)

Russian Cosmonauts deploy satellites
On Thursday, July 17, ISS Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy manually deployed 5 satellites during a spacewalk

Ham radio operators to monitor roadways
Forty amateur radio operators will be providing three days of volunteer service beginning Saturday morning and concluding whenever Monday's outbound traffic rush subsides following the Great American Solar Eclipse

Australia - Senate slams ABC cut to shortwave radio
The ABC has been slammed by all sides of politics over its 'foolish' decision to cut the transmission of shortwave radio to remote Australia and the Pacific Islands

Icom Inc. announce dates for D-STAR QSO Party 2017
We are pleased to inform you that Icom Inc. will be holding once again a D-STAR (Digital Amateur Radio) QSO party this year

AmateurLogic 12th Anniversary Sweepstakes
It's just about time to celebrate another birthday at ALTV. We?ve teamed up with Icom and MFJ for another great giveaway

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