Monday 30th of May 2016
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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RSGB Convention news
If you weren?t able to visit the RSGB Convention in 2015, some of the lectures were recorded and are being made available to Members via the RSGB website. In 2016, the Convention is looking forward to welcoming Jeff, VY2ZM/K1ZM, who lives with his wife Miriam on Prince Edward Island. He is both a well-known contester […]

Transatlantic VHF digital beacon
On 19 May, antennas were erected and the VHF SDR turned on to inaugurate the VO1FN/b Transatlantic VHF Digital Beacon Receiver Site. This is a joint project sponsored in part by the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs, Baccalieu Amateur Radio Club and the Upper Trinity Amateur Radio Club. The VHF Digital Receive site is now […]

Beacon and repeater insurance
This is to remind beacon and repeater keepers that you can renew your repeater or beacon insurance online for 10 per call sign.


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Amateur Television Events
The annual IARU ATV Contest is happening on Saturday/Sunday, June 11-12 and the Convention for Amateur TV (CAT 16) takes place Sept 24-25

PyQSO v0.3 released
A new version (v0.3) of PyQSO, a simple contact logging tool that runs on Linux, was released on 28 May 2016

Mark Zuckerberg to connect with space station astronauts live via Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and chief executive officer, will speak with three astronauts currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 1. The Earth-to-space call will be seen live on NASA's Facebook page


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ESA Announces Winners of ?Fly Your Satellite!? CubeSat Competition

Radio amateurs in the US, Russia, Germany, and the Netherlands topped the field in a European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office competition to be the first to hear signals from three new, student-built CubeSats. All of the satellites were launched from Guiana on April 25 as part of ESA's ?Fly Your Satellite!? program, and ESA challenged the Amateur Radio community, offering prizes to the firs...

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar indices pulled back this week, when average sunspot number was 25.3 for the May 19-25 period, down 38.8 points from the previous week's average of 64.1.

Likewise, average daily solar flux over the same period was 97, down 3.4 points from the previous week's average of 100.4.

Planetary A index average was 7.1, down 2.8 points from 9.9, and average daily mid-latitude A index was 7, down 3.9 p...

FCC Denies Petition for Consideration in Vanity Call Sign Dispute


Space Weather[+]

Strong geomagnetic storms in progress
A G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm conditions were observed beginning 05:59 UTC on May 8, 2016. G2 - Moderate to G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm conditions are expected through the rest of the day and possibly into May 9 and 10. This activity is caused by a recurrent,...... Read more

G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm
Enhanced solar wind conditions have fueled elevated geomagnetic field activity early May 2, 2016. Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 - Moderate levels have been observed. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was first reached at 00:37 UTC on...... Read more

Impulsive solar flare measuring M6.7 erupted from Region 2529
An impulsive solar flare measuring M6.7 (R2 - Moderate radio blackout) erupted from Active Region 2529 at 00:29 UTC on April 18, 2016. The event started at 00:14 and ended at 00:39 UTC. This was the first M-class solar flare since M1.1 on February 15, 2016, the...... 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 2013 May 27 2016

  • SPECIAL REPORT: DAYTON HAMVENTION 2016 REVISITED
  • GIRL SCOUT RADIO PATCH IN THE WORKS 
  • MORE SCOUTS ON THE AIR
  • HERITAGE PROTECTION FOR UK SECRET STATION
  • ARRL'S PETE KEMP, KZ1Z, BECOMES SILENT KEY
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • ONE "YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR," REVISITED

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2012 May 20 2016

  • SATERN COFOUNDER BECOMES SILENT KEY
  • NPOTA: A BRIDGE TO GOOD CONTACTS
  • 40M CONTEST BEATEN BY THE BAND
  • A VETERAN HAM'S DAYTON DREAMS
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE AT CERATODUS
  • PARTNERSHIP IN SEARCH AND RESCUE
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • FAREWELL TO A LONGTIME FRIEND, DAVE BELL, W6AQ, SK

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2011 May 13 2016

  • ALBERTA WILDFIRES STIR HAMS TO ACTION
  • AN HONOR FOR CANADA'S RESCUE VOLUNTEERS
  • COUNTDOWN TO DAYTON HAMVENTION
  • BEACON EXPERIMENT CALLED OFF
  • RADIO SCOUTING REPORT
  • SPECIAL EVENT IN STONE COUNTY
  • FROM HAM RADIO LOG TO INTERNET VLOG
  • WORLD OF DX
  • A MESS OVER A MAST

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2010 May 6 2016

  • FCC CRACKS DOWN ON NY AREA JAMMER
  • SNOCO HAMS, THE 'UNCLUB'
  • FOR FLORIDA KIDS, ICE CREAM AND QSOs
  • NORTH KOREA DXPEDITION SCRAPPED
  • RADIO SCOUTING REPORT
  • A BRIDGE TO BETTER NPOTA CONTACTS
  • 70 YEARS OLD AND PARTYING IN N.J.
  • HAMS LOVE A PARADE, BUT NEED A HAND
  • BURLINGTON REPEATERS HAVE CHANGE OF ADDRESS
  • WORLD OF DX
  • DXPEDITION STAYS LOCAL BUT GOES FAR

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009 April 29 2016

  • BREAKING NEWS: MORE SPECULATION ON HAMVENTION SITE
  • DROPPING A LINE FOR 'MINOWS'
  • GOOD CONTACTS, BY GEORGE!
  • UPDATE: SCOUTING FOR MORE QSOS
  • IN SOUTH CAROLINA, A HALF-CENTURY OF CELEBRATION
  • A FOUNDATION FOR MORE POWER 
  • A BOOST FOR HAMS IN ANGUILLA
  • OPENING UP THE 60 METER BAND
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • AMONG MONKS, THE SPIRIT OF HAM RADIO

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