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.
The West Midlands Trophy is sponsored by web hosting solutions at www.intermip.net

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The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is the UK's national membership organisation for amateur radio enthusiasts. For more information on the RSGB [click here]

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New RSGB Examination Standards Manager
Nigel Barker, M0HZR was recently appointed the new RSGB Examination Standards Manager. His interest in radio was sparked when, early on in his career, he spent two years working in an electronics workshop. Over the years he has always held technical roles, and is currently responsible for the server infrastructure of a major UK qualifications […]

WRTC 2018 results
Last weekend's World Radiosport Team Championship ended with a win for Lithuanian amateurs Gedas Lucinskas, LY9A and Mindis Jukna, LY4L, who scored nearly 5.7 million points from 5,139 QSOs. The runners-up were Germans Manfred Wolf, DJ5MW and Stefan von Baltz, DL1IAO, who scored nearly 5.3 million points from just under 5,000 QSOs. In all, the […]

Amateur innovation thrives
The August RadCom includes an editorial that shows how innovation is alive and well in the amateur radio community. There are now unprecedented opportunities for experimentation, with, for example software defined radio dongles available for under 10, dual band transceivers for 20, and much more. The options to dabble, hack and innovate have never been […]


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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


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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.

ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, said downloadable certificates now are available for these additional events: the 2017 ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, the 2017 November Sweepstakes, the 2017 ARRL 10 Mete...

Marconi Birthplace to Host World Radiosport Team Championship 2022

The K7RA Solar Update

Over three weeks of blank Sun! Spaceweather.com reported 22 consecutive days with no sunspots as of Thursday, and there is nothing to indicate when sunspots will return.

A few weeks ago, I thought sunspots would return by now, based on solar flux predictions. If we look back to forecasts from less than two weeks ago, such as this one, it shows predicted solar flux of 80 for July 17-19: ftp://ftp...


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Plasma filament eruptions detected on the Sun, Earth-directed CME possible
Two plasma filament eruptions were detected on the Sun on July 5, 2018, and it seems at least one weak Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced; ETA July 9 or 10. In addition, a relatively strong farside eruption took place on July 5 and its CME (not...... Read more

Positive polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm
A weak positive polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) affecting our planet since late June 17, 2018, sparked a G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm at 02:56 UTC on June 18. Solar wind parameters, as measured by the DSCOVR spacecraft located at the L1 point, were...... Read more

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming
A negative polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) is affecting our planet today, sparking G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming. G1 threshold was reached at 13:29 UTC on June 1, 2018. Solar wind parameters became enhanced over the past 24 hours due to the effect...... Read more


Welcome to The Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society Website

The Electric Club

We meet at the Wolverhampton Electricity Club at 7:30pm every Thursday.

We're a friendly bunch and welcome members old and new to come and join us for a chat and share our passion and enthusiasm for the hobby of Amateur radio. The Society takes part in special events such as Steam Fairs, Canal Boat Rallies, Mills on Air, JOTA and other local events.

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Meetings are informal and the club serves a wide selection of wines, spirits and beers including traditional cask ales, a variety of soft drinks are also available and all are reasonably priced. There is also a car park and plenty of on street parking.

Amateur Radio ? So if you have stumbled upon this website you might be thinking, "What is Amateur Radio all about then ?"

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and can also be a volunteer public service.

But most of the time, it's about the most fun you can have with a radio. It's a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection and to keep in touch with friends across town, across the country or even across the world.
It is an incredibly diverse and very popular interest with over six million people involved worldwide.

So if you are looking for a Radio Society in Wolverhampton or what to know more about amateur radio then come and give us a try.

Wolverhampton Electricity Sports and Social Club but was also named affectionately by the many members and local people as 'The Electric Club', St. Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 0QH.
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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2125 for Friday, July 20, 2018

- CONTEST SEASON HEATS UP IN KOREA
- AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL SESSION GOES SKY HIGH
- K2BSA SCOUTS ON THE AIR IN CALIFORNIA
- YOUNG HAMS' INVITATION TO 'BREAKFAST' 
- OLD RADIOS DIE HARD - OR NOT
- SLOVENIA GETS ALLOCATION ON 60 METER BAND
- CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF NETWORKING REPEATERS IN KANSAS
- NEW BALLOTS BEING MAILED FOR AMSAT-NORTH AMERICA ELECTION  
- THE WORLD OF DX
- WHEN HAM RADIO REALLY DELIVERS - TO THE MAILBOX
- SPECIAL REPORT FROM WRTC

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2124 for Friday, July 13, 2018

- HAMS HELP AS WILDFIRES STRIKE COLORADO
- IRISH HAMS MARK ROLE OF RADIO IN SPORTS
- HONORING THOSE WHO DIED ON THE USS SAN DIEGO
- HAMS ARE ON THE MOVE IN SOUTH AFRICA
- NEW CUBAN LICENSEES SCORE BIG ON EXAM
- HAM RADIO PAIRS WITH FRS FOR MARYLAND EMCOMM
- GLOBAL EVENT LIGHTS OUR WAY FOR 21 YEARS
- MELBOURNE STUDENTS READY FOR JULY 17 DATE WITH ISS ASTRONAUT
- WORLD OF DX
- THAILAND CAVE RESCUE WAS A RADIO OPERATION TOO

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2123 for Friday, July 6, 2018

- GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH PENNSYLVANIA AMATEUR
- ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL WRTC KICKS OFF
- NORTH AMERICAN HOLIDAYS KEEP THE BANDS BUSY
- A LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVATION AND A TRIBUTE
- IN THE MARKET FOR A CHALLENGE AT MARKET REEF
- FIRST TO TAKE U.S. TECH TEST ARE IN AUSTRALIA
- UP, UP AND AWAY IN NOVA SCOTIA
- RADIO SCOUTS ACTIVATE SUMMER STATIONS FOR K2BSA
- WORLD OF DX
- AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE'S MILESTONE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2122 for Friday, June 29, 2018

- WORLD RADIOSPORT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
- WRAPPING UP SEA-PAC IN OREGON
- A LESSON IN SPACE STATION COMMUNICATIONS
- NEW GEAR FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
- SILENT KEY: KEYER-CHIP PIONEER JACK CURTIS K6KU
- FIELD DAY AFTER DARK
- A MACQUARIE ISLAND EVENT WITHOUT SUB-ANTARCTIC EXTREMES
- WORLD OF DX
- ROAD RALLY BECOMES A RADIO RALLY

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2121 for Friday, June 22, 2018

- MAKING THE ROUNDS FOR DUCIE ISLAND
- FIELD DAY: SMALL VOICES, BIG DREAMS
- FIELD DAY GREETINGS FROM GERMANY
- FINAL PREPARATION FOR 'WORLD CUP RADIO' AT WRTC
- SILENT KEY: KEYER-CHIP PIONEER JACK CURTIS K6KU
- DISASTER DRILL, BUT WHERE ARE ALL THE HAMS? 
- NEW QUESTION POOL FOR TECHNICIAN CLASS EXAM
- GET YOUR FEET WET WITH 'BEACHES ON THE AIR' 
- IN AUSTRALIA, GETTING KIDS WIRED OVER ELECTRONICS
- WORLD OF DX
- KICKER FROM GRAHAM ON WKRP

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