Saturday 20th of September 2014
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 company Intermip.NET Ltd.

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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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Solar Data


Emcomm exercise in Sarawak 9W8
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have asked for an amateur radio emergency communications exercise on September 27 centred on Sarawak in East Malaysia

FCC turns down petition to create a 4 meter band in the US
It does not appear that US radio amateurs will gain a new band at 70 MHz anytime soon


Updating the Amateur Radio Licence
The discussion forum on the RSGB website is now open (more…)

International Air Ambulance Week
International Air Ambulance Week will be on the air from (more…)

RSGB Legacy Fund
The RSGB Legacy Fund exists due to the generosity of (more…)

Also in GB2RS this week?
The RSGB Convention takes place between the 10th and 12th (more…)

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1936 September 19 2014

  • Qatar will include ham radio in an upcoming 2016 geosat launch 
  • More information on the restructuring of the UK ham radio rules 
  • Philippine hams once again respond as a typhoon makes landfall 
  • W5KUB announces live coverage of the K6H operating event
  • Soon to be space traveler Sarah Brightman starts training in January


Wisconsin Ham Dies in Fall from Tower

A Wisconsin radio amateur lost his life on September 16 as he was performing maintenance on the 100 foot tower of a fellow ham. Killed in the fall was 59-year-old James G. Linstedt, W9ZUC, of Eau Claire, who succumbed to injuries sustained after he fell 95 feet from a tower owned by Ronald Anderson, W9RMA, in Eagle Point, just outside of Chippewa Falls, on the shores of Lake Wissota. Linstedt w...

The K7RA Solar Update

On September 11 and 12 two powerful CMEs hit Earth, producing a G3 class geomagnetic storm. The result was a planetary A index of 44 on Friday, and during the final three hours of the UTC day (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT) the planetary K index reached 7, which is very high.

Overall solar activity is down, with the average daily sunspot number declining from 152 to 124.9 in the latest reporting period...

Space Weather[+]

CME impact from X1.6 solar flare generated strong G3 geomagnetic storm and bright auroras
The Earth's magnetic field got disturbed in response to the arrival of the September 10 halo CME caused by X1.6 solar flare. Magnetometers around the world recorded a Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse at 15:55 UTC which signaled the arrival of the CME at... Read more »

Impulsive M2.1 solar flare erupted off the east limb
A moderately strong solar flare reaching M2.1 at its peak time erupted from a region located off the east limb today. The event started at 15:20, peaked at 15:26 and ended at 15:31 UTC.If CME was generated by this eruption Earth directed component is very unlikely. Howe... Read more »

Two CMEs heading toward Earth, severe geomagnetic storms expected
There are currently two Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) heading toward our planet and their combined arrival is expected to spark severe geomagnetic storms.The first one, released by the long duration M4.5 solar flare on September 9, is expected to hit Earth's magneti... 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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WARS Updates[+]

Two of our young visitors getting to grips with Morse code at Bantock house museum world wars weekend. #G8TA #hamr

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS

Posted on - Sat, 06 Sep 2014

Operator for HF SSB Field day, sorted. #hamr

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS

Posted on - Sat, 06 Sep 2014

Home for the weekend Bantock house museum.

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS

Posted on - Sat, 06 Sep 2014

HF SSB Field Day with a difference, come and find us at Bantock House Museum for World War Weekend on 6th and 7th September.

Posted on - Mon, 01 Sep 2014

From the Marconi Centre,  Poldhu, South West Cornwall,  home of the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club ( GB2GM ) .QTH -  Poldhu site where declaration of war was transmitted on night of 4/5th  August 1914.

Posted on - Thu, 07 Aug 2014

I have a cunning plan,I will sayyy this only once lol #g8ta

Posted on - Sat, 02 Aug 2014