Sunday 23rd of January 2022
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
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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 23 January 2022
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 23 January 2022 (14-page/447KB Microsoft Word document) . Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link

National Radio Centre re-opens soon
The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) will re-open to visitors from Monday, 31 January and will be open seven days a week. Visitors will be encouraged to wear face masks although this will not be mandatory. The number of people accessing the radio room will be limited and, for the time being, visiting radio amateurs […]

Special RSL for Jubilee celebrations
Ofcom has kindly agreed to an RSGB request that radio amateurs licensed by Ofcom may celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen by using the special RSL ?Q?. This will be available for use throughout June 2022 and will require a Notice of Variation that will be available via our website shortly. The Society is […]

RSGB University Corner
Are you a member of a university amateur radio club? Would you like to find one to join? Or are you keen to revive or even start a new one? The RSGB has created a web page to help university radio amateurs contact each other. You could also use the page if you’re interested in learning […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
Sad news now. We learned this week that the founder and President of the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League, Saif D. Shahid, S21A / KF6WJZ / G1NWJ, has become a silent key at the age of 73. Over in the USA, the Federal Communications Commission has announced that amateur radio operations in the upper 500MHz of […]


ARRL News Feed

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar and geomagnetic activity increased this week. The average daily sunspot number was up by 52 points, rising from 42.4 to 94.4. The sunspot number peaked at 120 last Saturday, January 15.

Average daily solar flux went from 101.6 to 112, peaking at 119.4 on Sunday, January 16. Average daily planetary A index rose from 6.1 to 15.6, and average middle latitude ...

Two Radio Amateurs Appointed to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC)

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel named two prominent radio amateurs among her appointments to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) on January 19. Appointed were Greg Lapin, N9GL, and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV. Lapin chairs the ARRL RF Safety Committee and has represented ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio on the TAC since 2001.

ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, noted ...

Extended ARRL Team Will Support February's ARRL National Convention in Orlando

FCC Seeks Attorney-Advisor for its Mobility Division

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted an opening for an attorney-advisor in the Mobility Division of its Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in Washington, DC.

As a principal attorney with mid-to-senior level responsibilities, the individual's job duties would include working on policy, rulemaking, and legal issues; drafting Commission- and Bureau-level rulemaking and adjudicatio...

IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Vice Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, Retires

Citing age, health, and personal issues, Peter Jost, HB9CET, has stepped down as International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) Vice Coordinator. He will continue to serve as IARUMS Coordinator for Switzerland's IARU member-society USKA (Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen-Amateure).

IARU Region 1 said that Jost, who received the IARUMS R1 Medal in 2021, has made a major cont...

Amateur Operation in 3.45 ? 3.5 GHz Segment Must Cease by April 14, 2022

Bangladesh Amateur Radio League Founder Saif Shahid, S21A, SK

Saif D. Shahid, S21A/KF6WJZ/G1NWJ, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on January 10. He was 73. Shahid was the founder and President of the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League (BARL), which was established after more than 12 years of hard lobbying and negotiating with government officials by Shahid and others. Until then, amateur radio operation from Bangladesh had been sporadic and of questionable l...

Distance Challenge Special Event Set in Arizona

ARES Activates as Wind-Driven Year-End Fire Destroys 1,000 Colorado Homes

Nine Boulder County (Colorado) Amateur Radio Emergency Services (BCARES) volunteers turned out on December 30, 2021 as the devastating Marshall Fire roared through Superior and (portions of) Louisville, Colorado. Intense winds whipped a grass fire south of Boulder near Marshall into a massive firestorm that became too large and fierce for firefighters to battle.

?The only battle was evacuation, ...

Homebrew Heroes Award to be Managed by Ham Radio Workbench

The ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast team has shifted ownership and management of the Homebrew Heroes Award to the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast.

?It makes better branding sense for their team to acquire and manage this awards program,? said Frank Howell, K4FMH, of the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast team. ?Their episode-to-episode content clearly reflects the underlying principles of the Homebrew Her...

New Section Manager Appointed for Northern New York

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: The Australian Space Forecast Centre issued this warning at 2355 UTC on January 13:

?A Southern coronal hole with extensions into the equatorial region is expected to reach geo-effective location on the solar disk on late UTC day 15 January. As a result, unsettled-to-active conditions with a chance of minor storms are possible on these two days.?

Two new sunspot ...

Youth on the Air Camp to Return in June

ARRL Foundation to Create Club Grants Program

A new ARRL Foundation Club Grants program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), will make $500,000 available to radio clubs. The program will provide up to $25,000 for worthy club projects. Requests for more than that will be referred back to ARDC.

ARRL has long recognized that it is in the best interests of amateur radio to encourage and support amateur radio club...

Launch of a Wooden Satellite Still Pending

Two spacecraft comprised of wood or using wooden framing are hoping to launch this year and next. One will carry an amateur radio payload.

WISA Woodsat, a Finnish spacecraft that planned to include an amateur radio payload, was forced to postpone its announced launch target from 2021 to 2022 after the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination system turned...