Friday 12th of February 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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ISS linkup for Rickmansworth
The next ISS schools contact in the UK will be on Thursday, 11 February at 1811UTC, when the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth will operate GB1RMS. During a 10 minute window, when the ISS passes over the UK, an amateur radio contact will be established with Tim Peake and students will be able […]

Brit wins I4XCC Memorial Award
Claudio Maracci, I4XCC was a very active amateur for many years and his various successes included wins in the 1994 and 1996 Marconi Memorial Contest. The organisers of that contest decided to create an I4XCC Memorial Award for 2015 for the Single Operator that made the best DX during the contest. There were 676 valid […]


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Texas APRS balloon crosses Atlantic
The solar powered amateur radio APRS balloon BTL-42.1 W5BTR-11 has successfully crossed the Atlantic

Greater distance achieved on 600m band
The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter or WSPR mode has achieved the first VK3 - KL7, 475 kHz contact ? a distance of more than 12,000 kilometres


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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1997 February 5 2016

  • MICROPHONE MAVEN GONE AT 95
  • WORLD WAR II CODE READER DIES
  • ARRL'S EVELYN GAUZENS, W4WYR, BECOMES SILENT KEY
  • RADIO? WHO NEEDS A RADIO ANYWAY?
  • KEYING IN ON HISTORIC PLANE'S RESTORATION
  • LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF MORSE
  • SOUTH AFRICA'S NEXT GENERATION OF 'HAMMIES'
  • AIR CADETS BECOME LICENSED AMATEURS
  • HAMS KEEP ORDER AT NAVY FLEET REVIEW IN INDIA
  • RST ACTIVITY TAKES TO THE AIR
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • OLD MILITARY RADIO REPORTS FOR DUTY

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1996 January 29 2016

  • HAM RADIO AT THE READY IN EAST COAST STORM
  • STORM SHUTDOWN FOR VP8STI
  • ARRL CHOOSES NEW CEO
  • TWO SPRING HAMFESTS FOR NY'S HUDSON VALLEY
  • TAKING A 630 METERS FOR A TEST DRIVE
  • WHERE BENNY, JOLSON AND CROSBY ONCE BROADCAST
  • IN SOUTH AFRICA, LEAP TO THE CHALLENGE
  • UK HAMS GET BRAGGING RIGHTS
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • A 'FIRST' FOR 'LAST MAN STANDING'

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Gets Favorable Subcommittee Report

On a voice vote, the US House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has sent the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee with a favorable report for further consideration. The measure was among three bills the Subcommittee considered during a February 11 "markup" session. The Subcommittee is chaired by Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR).

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ARRL Headquarters Closed for Presidents' Day

ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday, February 15. In addition, there will be noW1AW bulletins or code practice.


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Cosmic ray intensification trend continues
An intensification trend of cosmic rays activity reported last month by SpaceWeather.com continues. The latest balloon flight over California on February 5 observed the highest value yet. The gathered data shows that cosmic rays in the mid-latitude stratosphere are...... Read more

Cosmic radiation intensifying as we enter another Solar Minimum
An increased activity of cosmic rays has been observed around the Arctic Circle by the neutron monitors during the last year. The same trend was also noted in an independent measurement project carried out by the Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky...... 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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