Saturday 2nd of July 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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Rupert Thorogood, G3KKT, SK
We start with the unexpected and sad news that Rupert Thorogood, G3KKT, became a Silent Key last weekend. Among many other achievements he was Company Secretary of the RSGB from 2006 until his death. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.

New RSGB Microwave Manager
The RSGB Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Lewis, G4SJH to the position of Microwave Manager. Barry brings considerable experience to the role from homebrew and contesting to regulatory affairs. He succeeds Murray Niman, G6JYB, who had been covering the role since his appointment to Chair of the Spectrum Forum. The RSGB […]

Schools Link project starts
Now that the Tim Peake school contacts have finished, you might be thinking that it is all over. As far as the RSGB is concerned, this is just the beginning of another big project. The RSGB has set up the Schools Link Project to work initially with the 10 ARISS contact schools to develop wireless-related […]


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AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium 2016
The 2016 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium is now only a few weeks away. The event, taking place at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ, will be held over the weekend of July 29-31

K7AGE video Ham Radio Field Day 2016
In his latest video Randy Hall K7AGE reports on Field Day, the largest amateur radio operating event in America

FCC's OET clarifies emissions compliance testing for RF LED lighting devices
The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has clarified that all RF LED lighting devices falling under Part 15 rules as 'unintentional radiators' must meet conducted and radiated emissions limits set forth in those rules


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Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director, Honorary Vice President Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, SK

Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, of Arlington, Virginia, died on July 1. He would have turned 77 this month. Bodson had been recovering from recent surgery, but his death was unexpected.

An ARRL Life Member, Bodson announced his retirement from the ARRL Board of Directors during the Board's 2015 Annual Meeting. Fellow Board members gave Bodson a standing ovation in recog...

Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, Named CQ World Wide DX Contest Director

Longtime CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee member Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, of Randolph, New Jersey, has been named Director of the CQ World Wide DX Contest, CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, has announced. Zwiebel succeeds Randy Thompson, K5ZD, who had served for the past 4 years. The longest-serving member of the CQ WW Contest Committee, Zwiebel, who joined the committee in 1979, brought the...

The K7RA Solar Update

Eight days with no sunspots, at least so far. Average daily sunspot number for our reporting week was down 33.6 points to zero. Earlier in this month we saw four days with a blank sun (sunspot number of zero) from June 3-6.

There were no sunspots during all of Field Day weekend.

The last time we saw a blank sun (before June 2016) was 2014. Just one day, on July 17, 2014. Sunspot number was zero, ...


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Negative polarity CH HSS drives isolated periods of geomagnetic storming
Solar wind parameters reflected a brief enhancement associated with the arrival of a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) and subsequent negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) late June 22, 2016. A gradual increase in solar wind speeds began after...... Read more

Geoeffective coronal hole, geomagnetic storm in progress
A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) - the transition zone between slow- and fast-moving streams of solar wind - has hit Earth's magnetic field on June 14, 2016, sparking geomagnetic storms. As of 19:55 UTC, a G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm is in progress and...... Read more

Recurrent CH HSS causing geomagnetic storms
A recurrent, negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) has hit Earth's magnetic field causing geomagnetic storms on June 5, 2016. A G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm watch is currently in effect. This same CH HSS has affected Earth on May 8 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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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2018 July 1, 2016

  • DEADLY WILDFIRES CHALLENGE FIELD DAY EXERCISES
  • HAMS ON STANDBY IN WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS
  • CYPRUS HAMS RESPOND TO ALL-CONSUMING FIRES
  • POPE IN POLAND
  • THOUSANDS GATHER AT FRIEDRICHSHAFEN EXPO
  • IN OHIO, NO TRIAL BALLOON
  • THREE YOUNG HAMS HAVE CARIBBEAN DREAMS
  • FROM AUSTRALIA TO ST. VINCENT, WITH CARE
  • OFFSHORE RADIO FLOATS SOME MEMORIES IN THE UK
  • SK: MARGIE RAPP, WD9HEE, OF VINCENNES INDIANA

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2017 June 24 2016

  • HAMS FACE NEW MEXICO WILDFIRE CHALLENGES
  • HONORS AND UPHEAVAL IN THE NATIONAL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
  • FRIENDS GO THE DISTANCE IN SEYCHELLES
  • SCOUTS ARE OUT AND ABOUT
  • RACING FOR A BENEFIT NEAR BOSTON
  • THE MOST WANTED DX MOVES FORWARD
  • KOSOVO HAMS ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • MEN'S SHEDS HAVE THEIR WATERSHED MOMENT

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2016 June 17 2016

  • MILT JENSEN, N5IA: DEATH OF A DXer
  • UNLIKELY PARTNERS, LIKELY WEATHER-WATCHERS
  • HONORS FOR WEATHERING THE STORM
  • IN THE AIR AND ON THE AIR
  • AUSTRALIA HAM WITH NASA PROGRAM
  • LESSONS LEARNED FROM NEPAL
  • GRIEF FOR MOHD RIZAL MAHMUD, 9M2RDX, SILENT KEY
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • ALL AT SEA

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2015 June 10 2016

  • ARES ACTIVATIONS NEEDED IN TEXAS, KENTUCKY
  • TRANSMITTING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHTHOUSE
  • NOT JUST ALONG FOR THE RIDE
  • SCOUTS KEEP K2BSA ACTIVE
  • IN THE RUNNING TO VOLUNTEER
  • ONE HAM CLUB'S MOVING EXPERIENCE
  • IRISH AMATEURS TAKE ON THE WORLD
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • THEY BELIEVE IN BELIZE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2014 June 3 2016

  • PUTTING SUMMITS ON THE AIR FOR SAFETY
  • A MEMORIAL DAY WITH EXTRA MEANING
  • $29,000 GIFT GOES THE DISTANCE
  • YASME FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS, EXCELLENCE AWARDS
  • NORFOLK ISLAND REPORT
  • O CANADA! 150 YEARS OF CANADA!
  • PROGRESS ON PARITY
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • NORTHERN IRELAND'S NEWEST ACHIEVER ON THE AIR

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