Monday 23rd of July 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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Thailand 3rd largest ham radio nation
As of February 2018, Thailand had the third highest number of licensed radio amateurs in the world with a total of 101,763

IARU Region 3 Conference documents available
The 17th IARU Region 3 Conference takes place in Seoul, Korea, September 10-14. The agenda and some discussion documents are now available for download

Upcoming ARISS contact with Shinoda Elementary School, Izumi City, Japan
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Shinoda Elementary School, Izumi City, Japan on 23 July

VK6WIA NewsWest
Welcome to NewsWest for 22nd July 2018. In this Contesting edition we?ll tell you about contests coming up, remind you about the ?NewsWest Dinner on the Hamfest weekend, in fact we?ll be reminding you ABOUT Hamfest

QSO Today - Mike Mussler - AI8Z
Mike Mussler, AI8Z, is one of the early pioneers in the 630 Meter band experimental trials in 2007 that resulted in the band being opened for amateur radio exploration much later

Scotland site selected as launch base for Lockheed Martin, Orbex
Two companies ? U.S. aerospace giant Lockheed Martin and British start-up Orbex ? seeking to carve out a share of the burgeoning small satellite launch market, plan to fly their rockets from a remote site on the northern shore of Scotland, British government and industry officials announced Monday

RAC President attends annual ARRL Board meeting: July 21-22
The annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), is underway in Windsor, Connecticut and will conclude today, Sunday, July 22

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Essex Heights Primary School ISS contact
Former WIA Director Robert Broomhead VK3DN reports on the contact between the ISS and students at the Essex Heights Primary School in Melbourne

Foundations of Amateur Radio #163
If you've been part of the amateur community for a while and have heard me talk on matters of contesting, you'll know that I'm an avid contester and that for me, it's better than sliced bread. Of course, I'm me and you're not

More ARRL contest award certificates now available for download
The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that more contest award certificates are now available for download from the ARRL website in PDF and JPEG formats. Just enter the call sign used

Spiders and space weather
Did you know that spiders can fly? New research shows that arachnids can launch themselves into the air using electric fields as a form of propulsion

France to slash public broadcasting budgets by ?190m
The French government said Thursday that it would demand 190 million euros of spending cuts

Norfolk Island operation
Operators Takao JO7GVC and Hirokazu JK7LXU will be active as VK9/homecall from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between October 9-14th

Mayotte DXpedition
Members of the Czech DXpedition team (CDXP) will be active as TO6OK from Mayotte (AF-027) between September 20th and October 6th

Propagation de K7RA
Over three weeks of blank sun! reported 22 consecutive days with no sunspots as of Thursday, and there is nothing to indicate when sunspots will return