Sunday 26th of June 2022
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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GB2RS News Script for 26 June 2022
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RSGB joins IARU Region 1 meeting
RSGB volunteers and staff contributed to the IARU Region 1 Interim meeting at Friedrichshafen on Thursday, 23 June 2022. The meeting covered topics across HF, VHF and UHF, as well as microwave and EMC matters. This included the latest state of preparations for WRC-23 where agenda item 9.1B on the protection of satellite navigation systems, […]

GB70D on air from the Isle of Man
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee station GB70D is based on the Isle of Man. On Tuesday, 28 June 2022, it will be based in the grounds of Government House. It is hoped that the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man and Lady Philippa will participate for several periods during the day. The station plans to […]

Tonight @ 8 on Monday
Tonight @ 8 will take place on Monday, 4 July 2022. This is the final lecture before the summer break. Peter Duffett-Smith, G3XJE will be looking at Radio Waves and Antennas? and All That. His presentation covers a range of antenna-related information, so there should be something for everyone. Tonight @ 8 webinars are live-streamed […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
The 98-year-old 200kW Alexanderson alternator, call sign SAQ, will not be able to air on Alexanderson Day, Sunday, 3 July 2022. This is due to difficulties in obtaining components in the ongoing maintenance work. The Alexander Association welcomes visitors to the museum on the 3 July from 10am to 4pm. Together with the World Heritage […]


ARRL News Feed

New Treasurer John Sager, WJ7S, Says ARRL a Perfect Match
ARRL's new Treasurer, John R. Sager, WJ7S, officially took office on May 1, 2022, and is already helping to plan the ARRL's financial future.

Sager brings with him over 40 years of financial management experience. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Cash Manager, and holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah.

What led him to ARRL...

ARRL to Host LIVE Video from W1AW for Field Day

Join ARRL live from W1AW via YouTube for 2022 ARRL Field Day! See all of the fun involved with Field Day, and ask your questions about the event in the Live Chat and get them answered in real time. Watch on ARRL's YouTube channel at youtu.be/RN8mc3NVdwg starting on June 25, 2022, at 1:30 PM Eastern / 10:30 AM Pacific / 1730 UTC.

W1AW is among the world's most recongizable call signs. It is the p...

2022 ARRL Field Day Weekend -- Are You Ready?
One of the most anticipated amateur radio operating events of the year in the United States, Canada, and worldwide is this weekend. ARRL Field Day kicks off at 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 25, and concludes at 2059 UTC on Sunday, June 26. Last year, almost 27,000 individuals participated in ARRL Field Day, logging over 1.4 million two-way radio contacts during the event.

For 2022, there are some n...

The K7RA Solar Update

This past reporting week (June 16-22) began with a bang, when the daily sunspot number was 159. But sunspot numbers declined every day to finally reach 80 on June 22.

One new sunspot group emerged on June 15, another on June 16, one more on June 18, and another on June 21.

Average daily sunspot number over the week was 124.6, up substantially from 74.3 the previous seven days.

Average daily solar...

Phil Salas, AD5X, Wins the May 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award

2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule

W1AW and Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit at various times the official W1AW Field Day Bulletin using CW, Phone, and various digital modes.

The 2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule is as follows:

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW:

         Mode     Pacific    Mountain   Central     Eastern      UTC
FRIDAY:
         CW       5:00 PM    6:00 PM    7:00 PM   8:00 PM   ...

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity increased this week, which we were happy to see, with average daily sunspot number rising from 44.4 last week to 74.3 during this reporting week, June 9-15. Sunspot numbers rose all week, starting at 17 on Thursday, June 9 to 149 on Wednesday, June 15.

Average daily 10.7 cm solar flux increased from 99.4 to 123.9. Solar flux peaked at 145.5 on Tuesday, June 14, but then on Thursda...

Successful 2022 SEA-PAC Ham Radio Convention Celebrates 40th Year

The Northwest's largest amateur radio convention, SEA-PAC, held its 40th anniversary show, June 3 - 5, 2022. The convention drew more than 1,500 attendees to the Seaside Convention Center, just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Seaside, Oregon. SEA-PAC is sponsored by the Oregon Tualatin Valley Amateur Radio Club, and co-sponsored by the Clark County Amateur Radio Club. The event also hosted the ...

The K7RA Solar Update

Hard for me to believe, I had to blink to make sure, but on Wednesday, June 8 for the first time this calendar year there were no sunspots, even though two new sunspot regions appeared on June 4.

Average daily sunspot number declined to 44 from 52.9 last week. Average daily solar flux was only 99.4, down from 104.3 last week and 158.8 the week before.

News about the first spotless day can be foun...

Pete Varounis, NL7XM, Wins the April 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the April 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award is "The Better Antenna: Cooper Versus Aluminum," by Pete Varounis, NL7XM.

[The QST staff hopes you enjoyed this "highly scientific" April Fool article.]

The QST Cover Plaque Award - given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue - is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. C...

FCC Proposes Record $34,000 Fine for Alleged Interference and Unauthorized Transmissions During Idaho Wildfire

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a $34,000 fine against Jason Frawley of Lewiston, Idaho, for allegedly interfering with radio operations of the U.S. Forest Service during firefighting activities for the Johnson Creek Fire near Elk River in July 2021. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) on June 8, 2022 to Frawley. The FCC states in the NAL ...

2022 Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp is June 12 - 17

The 2022 Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp will be on the air and streaming online. The campers will be operating special event station W8Y from the National Voice of America (VOA) Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township, Ohio, as well as from their hotel. Activation of W8Y will begin on the evening of Sunday, June 12, and conclude at 1 PM EDT on Friday, June 17. Campers will operate the sta...

ARRL Seeking Administrative Coordinator for Club Grant Program

ARRL is seeking an Administrative Coordinator for the new ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program. The independent contractor will coordinate, administer, manage, and organize club grant applications at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.

The Club Grant Program seeks to fund transformative projects that enable growth for amateur radio operators, on the air projects, ham radio training and me...

The K7RA Solar Update

 At 2335 UTC on June 2, the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic warning.

"A solar filament recently erupted from the southwest quadrant of the solar disk. Event modeling suggests a minor impact to the Earth's magnetosphere on late 05 June to early 06 June."

All our measures of solar activity declined in a big way from the last reporting week to the current period, May 26 throug...

Connecticut Radio Amateur Endows ARRL Affiliated Club Initiative

Dr. Ed Snyder, W1YSM, of Wallingford, Connecticut, who provided funding for an endowment to support the ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative in 2017, has generously donated additional funding to expand the endowment to include ARRL Affiliated Clubs. The endowment, formerly known as the W1YSM Snyder Family Collegiate Amateur Radio Endowment Fund, has been renamed and will now be known as the...