Wednesday 30th of July 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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Delfi-n3Xt CubeSat engineer died on MH-17
25 year-old Fatima Dyczynski, CEO, founder and project manager of Xoterra Space, was an Aerospace Engineer, thought leader, scientist, creative space enthusiast, motivated entrepreneur, public speaker, all world traveller and absolute futurist

BBC Radio 4: The Baker Street Bank Robbery
The RSGB's technical editor, Giles Read G1MFG, helped Steve Punt to investigate curious rumours surrounding the Baker Street bank robbery of 1971


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RSGB expertise used to sift fact from fiction in an audacious crime!
The RSGB's technical editor, Giles Read G1MFG, helps Steve Punt (more…)

Russell H Richardson, AE4NY, 23 July 2014
Russell Howard Richardson, born December 16, 1923 in Clarksville, Tennessee, (more…)

Youngsters on the Air was great success
Youngsters on the Air 2014 was a huge (more…)

Commonwealth Games requires four channels on 2m
Following negotiations with the RSGB to minimise the impact on (more…)


Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1928 July 25 2014

  • FEMA and the ARRL announce a new Memorandum of Agreement 
  • IARU Region 2 Executive Committee meets in Connecticut
  • 2 meter channels in the UK being used for the Commonwealth Games
  • Australian launched ham radio balloon reaches South America 
  • WA1ZMS named to receive the first Triennial Brendan Medal
  • Last big Collins shortwave transmitter saved from the scrap heap
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California Hams Activate to Support Shelter Communications Following Wildfire

Amateur Radio volunteers in California's Tuolumne County assisted local emergency managers and the American Red Cross by supporting communication at a shelter in Groveland, set up in the wake of the El Portal Fire in Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service reported that the fire got its start in the community of El Portal on July 26, and evacuations were put into effect for Foresta an...

SpaceJam 8 Will Feature ARISS Contact


Space Weather[+]

Flight of the Aurora - Time-lapse video by InFocus Imagery
On June 5, 2014, a giant filament erupted on the Sun. It released a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) which left the Sun at 1.2 million mph (512 km/s). Although majority of plasma cloud was directed away from Earth we were still hit by a small part, a glancing blow.The i... Read more

Geomagnetic storm reaching G2 - Moderate levels in progress
Solar filament eruption on June 4th unleashed a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) which partially hit Earth's magnetic field at 16:57 UTC on June 7, 2014. The impact sparked minor geomagnetic storming which increased by the morning of June 8th. Geomagnetic K-index of... Read more

Subsiding geomagnetic and solar radiation storms
Geomagnetic storm sparked by a combination of CMEs from last couple of days is now subsiding. We might still see uptick today but it will most likely remain below G1 levels.At 10:57 UTC on April 20, a 24 nT geomagnetic sudden impulse (interplanet... 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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Look the sky went blue, must be the RF ! #YOTA_UK #G8TA #hamr http://t.co/lEsQpb0Uqt


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BBQ, sorted ! Young radio amateurs do like to eat. http://t.co/66SwUVKBSf


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Rain ! It's only water of course the bbq is happening #YOTA_UK #G8TA #HAMR http://t.co/cdQ7fZQpwo


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Posted on - Sat, 19 Jul 2014

Cracking on with intermediate practicals #YOTA_UK #G8TA #hamr http://t.co/HLC3ev7Boh


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SOTA presentation at #YOTA_UK, #G8TA #hamr http://t.co/8KsXjxmkiX


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Wolverhampton ARS welcomes #YOTA_UK #G8TA #HAMR http://t.co/iL93DUZxZU


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