Wednesday 28th of June 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.
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US radio hams may retain full 76-81 GHz band
The ARRL reports Amateur Radio is poised to retain the full 76-81 GHz Band, sharing with vehicular radars

Additional YOTA 2017 places
The RSGB reports two countries are no longer able to attend YOTA 2017 and there are now 6 places to fill for the event aimed at young radio amateurs aged 15-25

New Codec2 Digital Voice Mode
David Rowe VK5DGR creator of Codec2 for narrowband amateur radio HF Digital Voice is developing a 'wideband' variant

Brandmeister ? DMR Radio
For the last two months, a Brandmeister Master server based in Ireland has been on test. This week it has been made public

IRTS Contest News
This weekend we have another Field Day contest, this time the IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day, which runs for 24 hours from 14:00 UTC on Saturday 1st July

DXpedition preparations
As a preparation for future DXpeditions, Johannes PA5X (also C91PA) and Gerben PG5M will be testing their two-station setup when operating LX/home call from July 6-9

Mobile call termination market review 2018-21
Ofcom has today published a consultation on proposals for regulating the wholesale ?mobile call termination? market for the period 1 April 2018 ? 31 March 2021

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

Proposed changes to Foundation syllabus
Essex Ham have produced a summary of proposed changes to the syllabus for the UK amateur radio Foundation exam

'Ice' work if you can work him
This story we weren't too sure where to slot, it is of Special Interest, yet not too many would have the fortitude - it's a story of real " I can do that radio amateur spirit."

RAC Annual General Meeting at the 2017 Ottawa Hamfest
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa, Ontario. The AGM event will be hosted by the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club and will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Ottawa Hamfest which is being held at the same location

Ham radio exams in Cuba
IARU Region 2 reports that amateur radio exams will be held in Cuba on July 22

South African Radio League Newbie Party
This is a fun activity to encourage all new radio amateurs to become radio active. The first Newbie Party will be held from 08:00 to 20:00 UTC on Saturday 01 July 2017

EURAO Boulevard at HAM RADIO 2017 in Friedrichshafen
Here is the detailed plan of EURAO Boulevard inside the HAM RADIO exhibition, to be held in Germany this year on 14-16 July

Hammies ARC present RAE Courses
The Hammies Eastern Cape Amateur Radio Club, ZS2ZU, will once again be holding a 'Boot Camp'

Next SDR Workshop planned for August
The date for the joint SARL/AMSAT SA workshop about enhancing the SDR experience has been set for Saturday 12 August 2017 at the National Amateur Radio Centre

Amateur radio has role in digital age
The Daily Courier reports that even in the rapidly advancing world of technology, radio remains a valuable means of communication