Saturday 25th 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


Cross Country Wireless drops Sentry project
Cross Country Wireless of Bolton, makers of various radio items, have been working for three years on a new Sentry SDR-based transceivers and receivers. They have now announced, reluctantly, that they have decided not to go into production

NoV suggestion for Airborne Ham Radio
The RSGB response to the Ofcom licence consultation raises the suggestion of the use of NoV's for aeronautical amateur radio operation


Towards a new RAYNET
For 60 years, RAYNET groups have been offering the community (more…)

Last GB2RS for propagation stalwart
This week, the RSGB says thank you and farewell to (more…)

Ofcom amateur licence review closes
Ofcom's consultation on proposed changes to the amateur radio licence (more…)

Falkland Islands WWI commemoration
The RAF Amateur Radio Society, G8FC, is sending (more…)

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1941 October 24 2014

  • Hams in the Philippines to assist in Manila crime watch 
  • The Sun unleashes an X class flare on October 22  
  • China launches a ham radio payload to circle the moon
  • CQ clarifies policy statement in regard to Crimea in contest scoring 
  • VA announces plans for its own High Frequency radio network
  • Russia plans to launch newly designed smart mini satellites
  • How to collect cosmic rays on a smart phone 


Preparations Underway for W1AW/KH8 Operation from American Samoa

An advance party of sorts was in American Samoa this week, scouting possible location for the upcoming W1AW/KH8 operation. The team expects the ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operation from American Samoa to get underway November 2 and continue for about 12 days.

John Kennon, N7CQQ, Paul Playford, W8AEF, and Clifford Hauser, KD6XH, arrived in American Samoa (KH8) ahead of the rest of the W1AW/KH8...

Radio Amateurs Report Hearing 4M Moon Orbiter JT65B Signal

[UPDATED2014-10-24 1942 UTC] A Chinese Long March 3C/G2 rocket carried the Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment into space at 1759 UTC on October 23, on its way to a lunar transfer orbit and a return to Earth in about 9 days. Radio amateurs in Oceania and Europe have reported hearing the JT65B from the onboard Amateur Radio payload. Lunar flyby is to occur, nominally, on O...

Space Weather[+]

Long duration X1.0 solar flare erupted from Region 2192
The largest sunspot region of Solar Cycle 24 - Region 2192 ('beta-gamma-delta') unleashed its fourth X-class solar flare since it rotated onto the Earth side of the Sun on October 25, 2014. The event lasted more than 1 hour. It started at 16:55, peaked at 17:08 ... Read more

Major solar flare reaching X3.1 erupted from Region 2192
The largest region of the current solar cycle erupted with a major solar flare reaching X3.1 on October 24, 2014 at 21:41 UTC. The event started at 21:07 and ended at 22:13 UTC.A narrow CME was associated with the flare and was observed in SOHO LASCO C2 imagery beginnin... Read more

Impulsive M4.0 flare erupted from central region on the Sun
A moderately strong and impulsive solar flare measuring M4.0 at its peak time erupted from huge central region on the Sun on October 24, 2014 at 07:48 UTC. The event started at 07:37 and ended at 07:52 UTC.A Type II (664 km/s) and IV radio emission were associated with ... 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