Saturday 23rd of June 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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GB2RS News Script for 24 June 2018
Please click the link below to download this week's news script GB2RS News Script for 24 June 2018

ITU chief declares Z6 prefix illegal
The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union has said that authorising Kosovo Z6 call signs is ?unauthorised and illegal?. Houlin Zhao said; “ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its member states. “Consequently, the utilisation of call sign series Z6 by any entity without a formal allocation and consent of the […]

Ofcom equipment for auction
Ofcom is auctioning surplus equipment including vehicles, masts, test and radio communication equipment. The equipment is located at the Baldock Radio Monitoring Station and some of this may be of interest to amateur radio clubs, repeater groups or individual radio amateurs. It should be noted that bidding ends at noon on 27 June 2018 and […]


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Foundations of Amateur Radio #159
The Power for your Radio - A question that occurs more often than you might think is one related to powering your radio

Amateur radios crackle to life
The Truro Daily reports Bruce Harvey VE1II was just 15 or 16 when he heard a surprising sound on the radio he received for Christmas

France: Entry Level License
French national society REF has requested the regulator DGE support the Entry Level License proposal made by IARU to CEPT's Radio Amateur Forum Group (RAFG)


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The K7RA Solar Update

On Wednesday, June 20 Spaceweather.com reported the sudden emergence of sunspot AR2715. The sunspot number on that day shot up to 54, and it was 53 the next day. Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (June 14-20) was 25.7, up from 4 the previous week. Average daily solar flux rose from 69.4 to 74. Solar flux was 82.1 on June 20.

We have not seen numbers such as this since last Sept...

IARU Welcomes Member-Society for St. Kitts & Nevis

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has welcomed the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) as its newest member-society. IARU member-societies on May 28 completed voting on the proposed admission of SKNAARS to the IARU to represent St. Kitts & Nevis.

SKNAARS does not claim to represent Anguilla, which is already represented in the IARU by the Anguilla Amateur Radio So...

ARES® Continues Move Toward Enhanced Training, Paperless Reporting


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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 »

G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm conditions observed
G2 - Moderate geomagnetic conditions were observed on May 6, 2018 in response to the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed solar wind stream. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions were first observed at 17:59 UTC on May 5, followed by G2 at...... 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 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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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2120 for Friday, June 15, 2018

- AUSTRALIA HAS FIELD DAY FEVER
- YOUNG LADIES' RADIO LEAGUE PREPS FOR CONVENTION
- A SPORTING WAY TO SCORE AT THE WRTC
- HAM NAMED MINISTER FOR SCIENCE IN SPAIN
- A LIFE-SAVING PACT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- SILENT KEY: YASME FOUNDATION DIRECTOR/SECRETARY KIP EDWARDS W6SZN
- SILENT KEY: JAPAN AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE PAST PRESIDENT SHOZO HARA JA1AN
- THAILAND PUTS AMATEUR RADIO EXAMS ON LINE FOR SAMPLING
- WORLD OF DX
- 100 WATTS AND A WIRE TOTALS 1,630 CONTACTS
- DEATH OF A NAVAJO CODE TALKER

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2119 for Friday, June 08, 2018

- QSO FROM CAPE COD WITH GUGLIELMO MARCONI'S DAUGHTER
- THOUSANDS FLOCK TO HAM RADIO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
- RADIO SCOUTING GOES TO CAMP
- SILENT KEY: LLOYD WICKS VO1PJ
- MARITIME MOBILE SERVICE NETWORK AIDS IN MEDICAL EMERGENCY
- (BROOM) HANDLING LOGISTICS FOR WRTC 2018
- HOW ABOUT SOME DSTAR for FIELD DAY? 
- WORLD OF DX
- CONGRATULATIONS TO 'QSO TODAY' 
- WHEN PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FLY LIKE AN EAGLE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2118 for Friday, June 01, 2018

- YELLOWSTONE ARES STEPS IN DURING MONTANA STORM
- HAMS PREP FOR FLOODED MARYLAND MILL TOWN
- SLENT KEY: JIM SELLARS N0UAM
- TIME TO TALK TO A MINESWEEPER
- SCOTLAND's 'UNICORN' TO LAUNCH FROM ALASKA
- NEW 100 kHz ALLOCATION ON 60 METERS for SOUTH AFRICA
- NO ROOM FOR AMATEUR RADIO BULLIES
- OHIO HAMS KEEP THAT HAMVENTION FEELING ALOFT
- FRIEDRICHSHAFEN LETS HAMS OPERATE AERONAUTICAL MOBILE
- WORLD OF DX
- BROWN UNIVERSITY'S LATEST "GRADUATE" IS A SATELLITE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2117 for Friday, May 25, 2018

- HAMVENTION: MORE THAN FAIR AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
- NEW CQ HALL OF FAMERS INDUCTED AT HAMVENTION
- THIS "HAMBULANCE" ANSWERS THE CALL
- AMATEUR EXAMS ARE A FIRST FOR ST. JOHN
- YOUNG HAMS PREP FOR DAVE KALTER MEMORIAL DX ADVENTURE
- NEW BANDS FOR AMATEUR USE IN IRELAND
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN CALIFORNIA
- NEW LICENSEES GET ON THE AIR IN CHINA AND SOUTH AFRICA
- WORLD OF DX
- THEIR FAMILY HOME IS THEIR FAMILY SHACK

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