Sunday 2nd of August 2015
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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WARS Diary[+]

Bring a Thing Night
Thu 13 Aug 2015

Committee Meeting
Thu 27 Aug 2015 20:00 to 21:00  BST

Talk - HF SSB NFD - Prep - Vaughan M0VRR
Thu 3 Sep 2015 20:00 to 21:00  BST

HF SSB NFD - Bantock
Fri 4 Sep 2015 to Sun 6 Sep 2015 

Talk - G3TCY QRP Working
Thu 10 Sep 2015 20:00 to 21:00  BST


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Fox-1A mated to the Centaur for launch
AMSAT-NA's Fox-1A satellite, which will launch on a NASA ELaNa flight from Vandenburg AFB, has been mated to the Centaur upper stage which will carry it to orbit

Revised Amateur Radio Intermediate syllabus
A new version of the syllabus document covering the UK amateur radio Intermediate Exam is now available. Version 5e takes effect from October 1, 2015


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Respond now to contest consultation
Amateurs interested in contesting have the opportunity to comment on the 2015 Contest Rules Consultation White paper, but time is running out. Your comments must be received by 7 August. The White Paper (4-page/91.8KB PDF) is available from the RSGB Contest Committee website and contains details of how to submit your comments.

Lightships weekend registrations strong
The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend has attracted 370 registrations from 33 nations to date, with more expected before the event on 15 and 16 August. Germany has registered 65 stations, Australia 60, USA 50 and England about 40. At least 10 registrations each are from Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Scotland and South Africa and […]


Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1970 July 31 2015

  • RADIO REGULATION: TWO FCC CRACKDOWNS
  • UPDATE: DATE SET TO END VANITY FEE
  • RADIO RECIPROCITY
  • PIMA COUNTY GETS PREPARED
  • IRELAND'S NODE FOR NEWS
  • DEVELOPING NATIONS GET GRANTS
  • CASSIOPE FIELD DAY RESULT
  • STUDENTS BREAK FOR LAUNCH
  • ALL'S FAIR IN RADIO AND WAR
  • RADIO RESEARCH: HAARP GETS A TRANSFER
  • DX NEWS
  • FROM MISSILES TO A MISSION

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1969 July 24, 2015

  • ARRL DUES GOING UP
  • YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR WINS AGAIN
  • BRITISH HAMS LEND A HAND
  • HITCHING A RIDE
  • A-HUNTING WE WILL GO
  • SOME MORE FOR MORSE
  • REPEATER NEWS WORTH REPEATING
  • WORLD OF DX
  • CQ, CQ AND I DO

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The K7RA Solar Update

At 0132 UTC on July 30 the Australian Space Forecast Center issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning, saying a high speed solar wind from a recurring coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity levels to minor storms on July 31 and August 1. They predict quiet to minor storm levels on July 31 and minor storm declining to unsettled conditions on August 1.

Solar activity currently remai...

ARRL August UHF Contest is August 1-2

The focus will be on the bands 222 MHz and above when the ARRL August UHF Contest gets under way August 1-2. During this time of year in North America, there is a greater chance of enhanced tropospheric propagation that can extend the usable range of UHF+ frequencies from line-of-sight to several hundred miles. William Hepburn's Worldwide Tropospheric Ducting Forecast website is an excellent re...


Space Weather[+]

G1-Minor geomagnetic storm in progress
A G1-Minor geomagnetic storm is in progress as a result of coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) buffeting Earth's magnetic field.Effects from the CH HSS are expected to continue disrupting the solar wind environment for the rest of the July 13.By July 14,... Read more

Solar activity to fall by 60% during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the 17th century ?mini ice age?
A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60% during the 2030s to conditions last seen... 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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