Friday 9th of December 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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Historic transatlantic contact
On 11 December 2016 a special amateur radio event will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave reception between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossen, Scotland. On that day in 1921, a radio signal transmitted from a Radio Club of America (RCA) test station ? located in a small shack on the property of Minton […]

Sandringham kicks off GB16YOTA
Sandringham School in St Albans activated the special callsign GB16YOTA for the first time on the first of December. Over 100 students visited the station and a number of young licensees operated during the event. Although conditions were poor and copy was difficult in many cases, they made 97 contacts in 24 countries across the […]

RAIBC seeks readers
RAIBC, the charity working for radio amateurs with disabilities, produces spoken word recordings of many publications. These include equipment manuals, radio magazines such as RadCom, licence documents, and much more. All recordings are made by volunteers. Only ordinary computer equipment is used, and all that is required is enthusiasm and a clear speaking voice. If […]


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Tony's 10 Metre Band Report
What a dismal week, surely it can?t get any worse. Sunday wasn?t too bad but the rest of the week was like someone had forgotten to switch 10m on

Transatlantic Reception Anniversary December 11
The ARRL report an Amateur Radio special event on December 11 will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave reception between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Scotland

2017 launch for CAS-4A and CAS-4B
CAMSAT is working closely with a Beijing Government aerospace contractor to build two satellites with amateur radio linear transponder payloads


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Bouvet Island 3Y0Z DXpedition Identifies Landing Zone

The Bouvet Island 3Y0Z DXpedition Team reports that it has found ?a suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island? and identified the apparent ?best operating location in the area? for the early 2018 venture. The proposed site is approximately 600 feet above sea level on the Slakhallet Glacier on Bouvet's northeastern quadrant, the DXpedition team said in a December 7 news release. An on-site inspecti...

Chinese, Turkish Amateur Radio Satellites Near Launch Dates

IARU Continues Preparations for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019


Space Weather[+]

Impulsive M1.0 solar flare erupts from Region 2615
An impulsive, moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.0 at its peak erupted at 17:26 UTC on November 29, 2016. The event started at 17:19 and ended at 17:26 UTC. This is the first M-class solar flare since M1.3 on August 7, 2016. With the approach of solar...... Read more

Positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storms
Earth is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). A sudden escalation in overall planetary geomagnetic response from a favorable solar wind environment and elevated solar wind streams triggered periods of G1 and G2...... Read more

Geomagnetic storm in progress, CH HSS influence expected until October 27
?Earth is passing through a stream of high speed solar wind produced by a recurrent, polar connected, positive polarity coronal hole. This is causing isolated periods of G1 class geomagnetic storming. G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for October...... 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 2040 for December 02, 2016

  • RADIO AMATEUR FATALLY SHOT IN CHICAGO
  • SILENT KEY: WORLD WAR II VETERAN, FORMER CHILD ACTOR JEROME SCHATZ W2MFW
  • DEADLY WILDFIRES RAGE IN TENNESSEE
  • HAWAIIAN PARADISE FOR DX
  • HIS HOPES ARE UP IN THE AIR
  • HONORING TWO GREAT WORLD WAR II BATTLESHIPS
  • TIME TO WORK SANTA'S WORKSHOP
  • YOUNGSTERS ON THE AIR IN DECEMBER
  • ESSAY CONTEST FOR YOUNG HAMS
  • SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL A ROUNDUP WINNER AGAIN
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • SPECIAL REPORT: PEARL HARBOR AND HAMS WHO REMEMBER DEC. 7 1941

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2039 for November 25, 2016

  • MORE SUSPICIOUS RADIO SIGNALS TROUBLE INDIA
  • IN NEW ZEALAND QUAKE, RADIO AMID THE RUBBLE
  • A NEW SUMMIT-TO-SUMMIT SUCCESS
  • WEATHER OR NOT, HERE COMES THE BALLOON
  • KEYING IN ON THE KEYSTONE STATE
  • SCOUTS WRAP UP JAMBOREE ON THE AIR
  • THREE NEW EMERGENCY ALERT EVENT CODES
  • PHILIPPINE AMATEURS MARK 84 YEARS
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • NO PLACE LIKE HARA FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2038 for November 18, 2016

  • NEW ZEALAND AMATEURS CHALLENGED BY MASSIVE QUAKE
  • PROMOTING HAM RADIO FOR THE DISABLED
  • PUTTING THE 'RADIO' IN HAM RADIO
  • REMEMBERING WITH REVERENCE AND RADIO
  • MILLING ABOUT ON THE AIR
  • SILENT KEY: IVAN PASTRE F3AT
  • SILENT KEY: ARRL'S Tod Olson, K0TO
  • WORLD OF DX
  • SANTA ARCHIVES

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2037 for November 11, 2016

  • GREEN BANK OBSERVATORY IN DANGER OF CLOSING
  • SUPER MOON DOESN'T ALWAYS BRING SUPER CONTACTS
  • TEAM FROM CUBA AND U.S. MAKE FILM FEATURING HAM RADIO
  • JAMBOREE ON THE AIR RELEASES ITS NUMBERS
  • HOPEFUL HAMS AWAIT TEST RESULTS IN LEBANON
  • ANOTHER SOTA 'SUPER ACTIVATION'
  • PUTTING THE 'RADIO' IN HAM RADIO
  • HAM IN BERMUDA HONORED BY HURRICANE WATCH NET
  • MONK APOLLO BACK ON MOUNT ATHOS
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • ON THE AIR WITH KB2GSD, WALTER CRONKITE (SORT OF)

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2036 for November 4, 2016

  • AMATEURS TRACK POTENTIAL TERROR
  • ATTACK PLAN SUSPECTED ON HAARP FACILITY
  • IN MEMORY OF THREE SILENT KEYS
  • CELEBRATING AMPLITUDE MODULATION IN AUSTRALIA
  • HISTORY, BRAVERY AND AUSTRALIANS ON THE AIR
  • YOUNG HAMS WHO MAKE THE GRADE
  • KC0W IS ON THE MOOOOOOOVE AGAIN
  • WORLD OF DX
  • A COMIC STRIP TRIBUTE TO CODE

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