Friday 20th of April 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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International Marconi Day
International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24 hour amateur radio event that is held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on 25 April 1874. The event is usually held on the Saturday closest to Marconi's birthday and this year it will be held on 21 April 2018 from 0000UTC to 2359UTC. Registered stations […]

FIFA World Cup Marathon
The RSGB has agreed to participate in the FIFA World Cup Marathon which is being organised by the Union of Radio Amateur of Russia (RRC). The Marathon is set to run from 1 June 2018 to 15 July 2018. There will be two call signs available for use on a rotation basis: GB18FWC, for stations […]

DF6NM wins inventor award
Markus Vester, DF6NM has been honoured as one of the Inventors of 2017. As a Principal Key Expert at Siemens, he has worked on MRI systems since the pioneering days. Markus says, ?I have to say that such an award shouldn’t be regarded as a solitary achievement, but rather also as an appreciation of the fine people and bright minds I am allowed to […]


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Tony's 10m Band Report
Well this past week has really belonged to 3B7A, the St. Brandon expedition. Top DX every day, even putting back some spots into the mix. Unfortunately if you haven?t worked them yet you ain?t gonna because they left on Tuesday 17th

Amateur Radio featured at NAB Show 2018
Once again, broadcasting professionals from around the world made the trek last week to Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention

Ham radio license changes in Norway
Norway's communications regulator Nkom is consulting on changes to the amateur radio regulations


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W6NBC Wins the April QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the April 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is ?An Ultra Simple 2-Meter Antenna" by John Portune, W6NBC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today.

W5KUB to Stream Hamvention® 2018 Worldwide

Special Call Signs to be On the Air for 2018 FIFA World Cup, More Invited

Special Canadian call sign VB18FIFA will be among those active around the world from June 1 to July 15 for a World Cup 2018 football Amateur Radio ?marathon.? The event will be held during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Russia's IARU member-society SRR is encouraging Amateur Radio organizations to field World-Cup-related call signs, preferably with ?FIFA? (or ?FWC? for finalist countries) a...


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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm
A persistent negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) sparked G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm on March 18, 2018. A gradual return to background levels is expected on March 19 as CH HSS influence subsides. However, enhanced solar wind parameters are...... Read more »

CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storm, G2 - Moderate warning
Geomagnetic storms caused by negative polarity, south polar coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) reached G1 - Minor levels early Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Solar wind parameters are expected to further increase today and a G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm warning...... Read more »

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming
An isolated interval of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions was observed early February 19, 2018, due to the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Solar activity over the past 24 hours was at very low levels. Earth-facing side...... 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 2112 for Friday, April 20, 2018

- TOP STORY: DRAMATIC RADIO RESCUE AS COLORADO WILDFIRES RAGE
- PRISON FOR BEATING DEATH OF MINNESOTA AMATEUR
- SILENT KEY: RADIO HOST ART BELL W6OBB/4F1AB
- SILENT KEY: 'WIREMAN' PRESSLEY JONES N8UG
- A FIRST-CLASS IDEA FOR CW
YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN
- MILITARY TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIA'S VINTAGE RADIOS
- JAPAN LADIES RADIO SOCIETY ENDS SPECIAL-EVENT YEAR
- WRTC 2018 HAS PLANS FOR NON-COMPETITORS TOO
- INDIANA GETS READY TO QSO PARTY HEARTY
- WORLD OF DX
- HAM RADIO GETS PRIME-TIME TV ROLE, SORT OF

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2111 for Friday, April 13, 2018

- SEARCH FOR NEW CEO AT ARRL
- HAM HONORED FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN OKLAHOMA
- ROYAL TREATMENT FOR A DOUBLE CELEBRATION
- IN CANADA, AN UNEXPECTED OVERNIGHT ACTIVATION
- CAUGHT IN THE NET - AND RUNNING IT
- IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
- RADIO HISTORIAN CLYDE HAEHNLE DIES AT 95
- SCOUTS PLAN SPECIAL ACTIVATION AT WEST POINT ACADEMY
- SARL RADIO CAMP FOR YOUNGSTERS IN NEED OF SUPPORT
- WORLD OF DX
- SOUNDS OF SILENCE, MAYBE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2110 for Friday, April 06, 2018

- U.S. AMATEUR RADIO GAINS MORE THAN 30,000 NEW LICENSEES
- RECORD NUMBER OF NEW HAMS IN INDIA
- IN THE PACIFIC, AUTONOMOUS RADIO RIDES THE WAVES
- HAMVENTION DIVERSION: HEARING (AND SEEING) VOICE OF AMERICA
- AN ON-AIR SALUTE FOR THE SOLDIERS
- A SPRINGTIME 'HICCUP' FOR HRD LOGBOOK SOFTWARE
- LOOKING FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
- INDIA'S LONGWAVE RADIO PROJECT IS MAKING TIME
- YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN HAMS SPEAK UP FOR RADIO
- BUILDING NEW TECH TALENT IN SCOTLAND
- WORLD OF DX
- THE LATE GARRY SHANDLING ON TV - AND ON THE AIR

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2109 for Friday, March 30, 2018

- NEW ZEALAND HAMS ASSIST IN SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN
- SATELLITE'S RETURN: LOOK OUT BELOW! 
- AUSTRALIAN HAMS GET THEIR DAYS IN THE SUN
- QSOs WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS
- DXing BY FOOT
- A LIGHTHOUSE WITH 2 REASONS TO SHINE
- FINE-TUNING THE DETAILS FOR WORLD RADIO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
- NOMINATE THE NEXT ?YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR?
- THEORETICAL PHYSICS MEETS REAL RADIO - MAYBE? 

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2108 for Friday, March 23, 2018

- HAMS RESPOND AS TORNADOES TOUCH DOWN IN ALABAMA
- AMSAT's HAMVENTION TEAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
- GERMAN AMATEUR'S CALL FOR HELP GOES GLOBAL
- STANDING WHERE WARTIME HISTORY WAS MADE
- NETS OF NOTE: THE COLORADO ASTRONOMY NET
- NOMINATE THE NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR' 
- INDONESIAN HAMS ARE ON BOARD FOR ON-LINE TESTING
- THELMA SOUPER MEMORIAL CONTEST CANCELLED
- RADIO'S WORLD CUP COINCIDES WITH 'THAT OTHER ONE' 
- WORLD OF DX
- PUTTING THE 'HAM' IN HAMSTER

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