Friday 22nd of August 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.

RSGB Affiliated


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


434 MHz balloon B-64 returning to UK again
Radio amateur Leo Bodnar M0XER launched his solar powered balloon B-64, carrying an 11 gram transmitter payload, from Silverstone in the UK at 06:51 UT on July 12, 2014.. and it's still flying

Schedule for RSGB Convention released
Ofcom staff will be among those giving presentations at the RSGB Convention which takes place October 10-12


Geoff Kenyon, G3HMF, 14 August 2014
The very sad news received, is the passing of Geoff (more…)

RSGB Convention news
The RSGB Convention takes place between 10th and 12th October (more…)

BBC World War 1 At Home radio day
The BBC Radio Solent WW1 At Home display will be (more…)

Also in GB2RS this week?
There's still time to get involved with Churches and Chapels (more…)

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1932 August 22 2014

  • Hams in Hawaii are ready as tropical storm Iselle heads their way 
  • The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference looks at the future 
  • Ham radio gets the message through when all else fails 
  • New ham radio research microsat is hand launched from the ISS 
  • A retirement community that has adopted ham radio


Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference 2014 Takes a Technological Tack

The 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference (GAREC 2014) held last week (August 14-15) in Huntsville, Alabama, and hosted by the ARRL Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest, offered an opportunity for participants to share presentations and perspectives from around the globe. Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, organized this year's GAREC event, which focused on the application of ad...

Pat Barkey, N9RV, Named as New National Contest Journal Editor

Well-known contester Pat Barkey, N9RV, of Bonner, Montana, will become the 15th editor of National Contest Journal (NCJ) effective with the January/February 2015 issue. He takes over from Kirk Pickering, K4RO, who has served as NCJ's editor since 2012. Pickering said he believes Barkey will bring a fresh perspective to NCJ readers.

?I am delighted that N9RV has stepped up to take the role as the...

Space Weather[+]

Geomagnetic storm reached G2 levels, amazing auroras photographed from ISS
A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) unleashed by solar filament eruption on August 15 started interacting with Earth's magnetic field around 07:00 UTC on August 19 causing, at first, only a minor instability.As the Earth passed through the plasma cloud the effects in... Read more »

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 »

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[+]

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

@m0vrr explaining history of morse

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The key to beer is........

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Air training corps trying out the old morse

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