Monday 20th of October 2014
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 company Intermip.NET Ltd.

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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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Solar Data


ARISS-US accepting proposals to host scheduled ISS contacts in 2015
You are encouraged to share the following 'Message to US Educators' with teachers, administrators and leaders at your local schools, museums, science centers and scouting organizations

Essex Scout's 434 MHz balloons
Scouts at Kingston Ridge Campsite in Essex had something special at their Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) - High altitude balloon launches


Two new RCE appointments
The RCF is now pleased to announce two new volunteer (more…)

Last call for Ofcom Consultation
All radio amateurs are reminded that the closing date for (more…)

NoVs available for extension to 2m band
Ofcom will be releasing 1MHz of additional spectrum to radio (more…)

New Secondary Prefix for Cornwall
Ofcom have advised the RSGB that they have (more…)

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1940 October 17 2014

  • Ham radio is first responder as cyclone batters India coastline
  • Russian over the horizon RADAR interfere with the 15 meter band
  • Hams on stand-by for severe weather in the Caribbean and the Pacific
  • UK Full license class holders get access to more spectrum on 2 meters
  • Ham radio moon orbiter to head into space on October 23rd
  • Guess what’s keeping a radio relay station in Hawaii from being repaired


The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity declined this week, with average daily sunspot numbers going from 98 last week to 55.1 in the week ending Wednesday, October 15. Average daily solar flux went from 131.9 to 117.4.

Average planetary A index rose from 6.4 to 10.4. The most unsettled geomagnetic day was Tuesday, October 14, when the planetary A index was 18, and the planetary K index reached 5 for 9 hours overnight. ...

CQ Will Not Accept Logs from Stations in Crimea Using Russian-Issued Call Signs

CQ has announced that it will no longer accept logs for any CQ-sponsored contest from stations in Crimea operating with Russian-issued call signs. CQ Magazine said that ?after considerable deliberation,? it has decided to follow the lead of the US government and the United Nations and will consider the embattled Crimea region to be a part of Ukraine, ?until such time as the political situation ...

Space Weather[+]

Major solar flare measuring X1.1 erupted from southeast limb
A major, long duration solar flare measuring X1.1 at its peak time erupted on October 19, 2014. The source was large Active Region 2192 (beta-gamma) located in the southeast quadrant. The event started at 04:17, peaked at 05:03 and ended at 05:48 UTC.The region is still... Read more

Large sunspot produced long duration M-class solar flare
A long duration M-class solar flare measuring M1.6 at its peak time erupted on October 18, 2014. The source was large Active Region 2192 which just emerged from the southeast limb. The event started at 07:02, peaked at 07:58 and ended at 08:49 UTC.This region already ha... Read more

Moderately strong M4.3 solar flare erupts from southeast limb
An impulsive solar flare measuring M4.3 at its peak time erupted from the southeast limb of the Sun on October 16, 2014. The event started at 12:58, peaked at 13:03 and ended at 13:05 UTC.A 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) lasting 1 minute (180 sfu) was associated with the e... 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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WARS Updates[+]

Looks like Santa needs to bring a raspberry pi for Christmas #JOTAJOTI

m0vrr's video on Instagram

Posted on - Sat, 18 Oct 2014


m0vrr's video on Instagram

Posted on - Sat, 18 Oct 2014

The PSU is buzzing

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Sat, 18 Oct 2014

The #JOTI lab is online and ready for scouts #JOTAJOTI #G8TA #GB4WSD

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Tipi repairs at #JOTA ready for smoke signals #G8TA #GB4WSD

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Fri, 17 Oct 2014

HF up and running #JOTA #G8TA #GB4WSD

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Fri, 17 Oct 2014