Tuesday 21st of August 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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Norway gets 1kW on 6m and other bands
On 8 August 2018, Norway got an updated amateur licence, allowing all Norwegian amateurs access to 50 to 52MHz with a power of 1kW. Other new privileges include permission for non-amateurs to operate an amateur station, under supervision of a licenced amateur, for training and educational purposes. On higher bands, amateurs received permission to use […]

Train the Trainers in Wolverhampton
The next RSGB Train the Trainers will be held on Saturday, 1 September 2018, from 9.30am to 5pm. It takes place at Wolverhampton Electricity Sports and Social Club, St Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0QH. This venue is the HQ of Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society. For more information, or to book a place, please […]

Share your VHF NFD experiences
RSGB VHF National Field Day weekend took place on 7 and 8 July 2018, and a feature is planned in the next edition of RadCom. If your club participated in the event then it's still not too late to send your contribution for the article. It's a great way to promote your club's activity. Please […]


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50th anniversary of invasion of Czechoslovakia
At approximately 11 pm on August 20, 1968 forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other Warsaw pact members invaded Czechoslovakia, radio amateurs played their part in the resistance

Amateur Radio responds to flooding in Kerala, India
Jayu VU2JAU reports that Radio Amateurs in the Indian state of Kerala are actively responding to this disaster. Flooding caused by monsoon rains and overflowing dams has currently killed over 300 people and left over 300,000 evacuated to relief camps

Kerala Flooding: Newspaper reports amateur radio response
The Times of India reports amateur radio units have been deployed at three taluk offices in Mananthavady, Sultan Bathery and Vythiri


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VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Gear on its Way to Transport Vessel

The equipment to be used for the VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition later this year is on its way to the M/V Braveheart in New Zealand. The Braveheart, captained by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ, will transport the DXpedition team and their equipment to Ducie Island. Elecraft radios in the shipment are the same ones used by the successful Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition. Consolidated on five pallets, the shipm...

RAC Announces Presentation for Amateur of the Year Award Co-Recipients

Don Studney, VE7DS, and Keith Witney, VE7KW, will receive the 2017 Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Amateur of the Year Award on September 11 during a meeting of the ORCA DX and Contest Club in British Columbia.

The pair is receiving the award for their work on the VE100VIMY Project, during which special event stations were operated across Canada during 2017, and special event station TM100VIMY wa...

SAQ in Sweden Receives More than 300 Reports on Alexanderson Day, July 1

SAQ, the old Alexanderson alternator transmitter at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden, received 321 listener reports in response to its three 17.2 kHz transmissions on Alexanderson Day, July 1.

A video of the transmissions is available on YouTube. SAQ said five reports indicated that SAQ was not heard. A summary of listener reports and a map of listener reports have been posted...


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Plasma filament eruptions detected on the Sun, Earth-directed CME possible
Two plasma filament eruptions were detected on the Sun on July 5, 2018, and it seems at least one weak Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced; ETA July 9 or 10. In addition, a relatively strong farside eruption took place on July 5 and its CME (not...... Read more »

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 »


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 2129 for Friday, August 17, 2018

- NASA'S SOLAR PROBE BEGINS ITS JOURNEY
- PACKET RADIO RETURNING SOON TO SPACE STATION
- SILENT KEY: FORMER AMSAT PRESIDENT BILL TYNAN W3XO
- MINING FOR GOOD CONTACTS ON HF
- NO PERMANENT 4M AMATEUR USE IN GERMANY
- 2 METERS CAN LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
- AUSTRIANS OBJECT TO PROPOSED CHANGES IN RADIO LAWS
- LOST AND FOUND IN INDIA
- WORLD OF DX
- TWO RESCUES, 90 YEARS APART

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2128 for Friday, August 10, 2018

- INDONESIAN AMATEURS RESPOND FOLLOWING DEADLY QUAKE
- NO NEW BUILDING FOR HAMVENTION 2019
- YOUNG LADIES RADIO LEAGUE HOSTS SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION
- LAND MOBILE RADIOS GET NEW BAND IN NEW ZEALAND
- HAM IN IRELAND GOES RECORD DISTANCE ON VHF
- 'LAST MAN STANDING' CALLING QRZ
- HAMS SCORE HOME RUN HELPING BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS
- U.S. COAST GUARD HAS HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND GOOD SIGNAL REPORTS
- PACKET RADIO RETURNING SOON TO SPACE STATION
- SCOUTS BUSY WITH JAMBOREE PLANS AND K2BSA ACTIVATION
- IN MALAYSIA, A PREFIX AND A PARTY
- WORLD OF DX
- BRITAIN'S INLAND WATERWAYS GET THEIR OWN EVENT

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2127 for Friday, August 3, 2018

- HAMS STEP UP AS WILDFIRES SWEEP CALIFORNIA
- VOIP HURRICANE NET GETS NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
- AT ILLW, AN OLD LIGHT BUT A BRIGHT LIGHT
- SOUTH AFRICAN HAMS HAVE THINGS DOWN TO A SCIENCE
- YOUTH DXers COUNT MORE THAN 6,000 CONTACTS
- RUSSIAN AMATEURS CAMP IT UP WITH CODE
- SOUTH AFRICA BECOMES QTH FOR YOTA PARTICIPANTS
- QRZ ANNOUNCES ėWORLD RADIO FRIENDSHIP AWARD
- IN MALAYSIA A TRAIL OF HOPE -- AND HAMS
- WORLD OF DX
- A HOLIDAY LIKE NO OTHER

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2126 for Friday, July 27, 2018

- TRIUMPH ON 6 METERS AND BEYOND
- WHEN RADIO IS A BRIDGE TO THE WORLD
- LIGHTHOUSE NUMBER 300 IS REGISTERED
- YHOTY
- A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE FOR A BLOCKBUSTER CONTEST
- NEW TEAM TO MONITOR AIRWAVES IN GREAT BRITAIN
- CALIFORNIA CLUB'S TRADITION OF TEACHING AND REACHING
- QRP AND HOMEBREW BY THE BAY
- WORLD OF DX
- CANADIAN SIGNAL MAKES WAVES IN NORTHERN IRELAND

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2125 for Friday, July 20, 2018

- CONTEST SEASON HEATS UP IN KOREA
- AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL SESSION GOES SKY HIGH
- K2BSA SCOUTS ON THE AIR IN CALIFORNIA
- YOUNG HAMS' INVITATION TO 'BREAKFAST' 
- OLD RADIOS DIE HARD - OR NOT
- SLOVENIA GETS ALLOCATION ON 60 METER BAND
- CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF NETWORKING REPEATERS IN KANSAS
- NEW BALLOTS BEING MAILED FOR AMSAT-NORTH AMERICA ELECTION  
- THE WORLD OF DX
- WHEN HAM RADIO REALLY DELIVERS - TO THE MAILBOX
- SPECIAL REPORT FROM WRTC

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