Saturday 1st of October 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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DXCC Card checking at Convention
ARRL DXCC card checking will be available to visitors at the RSGB Convention again this year. Please take your cards to the ARRL stand on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning and be prepared to leave them until the volunteers are available.

Changes to the RSGB website
In response to feedback about the RSGB website, we?re trialling the first phase of a new navigation layout. Take a look, use it over the next few months and let us know if you like it?you can share your thoughts via web.feedback@rsgb.org.uk. For example, is information easier to find, do the new groupings work well? […]

Testing new equipment for ISS
The International Space Station is in the final stages of getting an upgrade. While new equipment has been graciously donated, significant funding has been needed for testing, certification and delivery of the equipment to make sure it meets NASA standards. Contact between schools and the space station have inspired young people to study science and […]


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Amateur satellites launch from India
AlSat-1N and Pratham, both with amateur radio payloads, are launching on the Indian PSLV-C35 mission planned for 0342 GMT on Monday, September 26, 2016, reports are requested

WIA seeks 200 watts for Standard (Novice) holders
In WIA News, Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH sets out the Wireless Institue of Australia's thinking on the future direction of the Standard, formerly known as Novice, and Advanced licenses

What makes a good portable CW paddle?
Richard G3CWI of SOTABEAMS has released a 3 minute video looking at the differences between a paddle designed for portable use and a fixed-station paddle


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Hurricane Watch Net May Activate for Hurricane Matthew on October 1

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced ?tentative plans? to activate for Hurricane Matthew on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 2100 UTC on its primary frequency of 14.325 MHz. Once it activates, the net will remain in continuous operation until further notice.

?We plan to operate 14.325 MHz by day and 7.268 MHz by night,? HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said. ?If propagation dictates, we wil...

The K7RA Solar Update

Australia's Space Weather Services issued a geomagnetic warning at 0022 UTC on September 29.

?The geomagnetic conditions are expected to vary between active levels to major storms for the next three days. This is because the solar winds are expected to be in excess of 600 km/s associated with a very large positive polarity coronal hole. The storm intensities are expected to be slightly stronger ...

Hurricane Watch Net Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Matthew's Progress

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is currently monitoring the progress of Hurricane Matthew. On the current forecast track, Matthew will make landfall near Guantanamo, Cuba sometime on the evening of October 3.

?Should the track move to the west, the storm will make landfall on the island of Jamaica with a second landfall on Cuba,? said HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV. ?Any shift to the east and la...


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Prolonged geomagnetic storming, isolated periods of G2 - Moderate levels
Earth is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) for several days now. Enhanced solar wind parameters are expected to continue through October 1, with G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm levels possible today. G2 - Moderate...... Read more

Recurrent coronal hole sparks another round of geomagnetic storming
High-speed solar wind from a recurrent coronal hole has sparked another round of geomagnetic storming on Earth. The solar wind environment is expected to remain elevated but steady through the rest of the UTC day before becoming further enhanced on September 28 and...... Read more

G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions observed
During the past 24 hours, solar wind parameters transitioned from near background conditions to an enhanced state, causing G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming on Earth. This was most likely caused by the onset of co-rotating interaction region (CIR) ahead of a negative...... 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 2031 September 30, 2016

  • TOWERING QSOs AT DEVIL'S TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT
  • MAKING CONTACTS FOR THE TRIBES
  • CELEBRATING MAINE'S FIRST YL AT 108
  • ARISS INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION
  • ARISS GETS AN UPGRADE
  • 'LAST MAN STANDING' BUT FIRST ON DSTAR
  • CW CLUB LOOKING FOR ANNIVERSARY OPERATORS
  • TEAM USA WINS BIG IN DIRECTION FINDING CONTEST
  • THREE MORE ACTIVATIONS FOR K2BSA
  • PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: THE UK's DAVE DEANE EI9FBB AND FOUR IN NEW YORK
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • RECIPES ON THE AIR

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2030 September 23, 2016

  • RECORD BREAKER ON 630 METERS
  • HAWAII GETS REAL ABOUT TSUNAMI SIMULATION
  • VOICE OF AMERICA'S BETHANY RELAY STATION MARKS ANNIVERSARY
  • AIR SHOW SPECIAL EVENT PUTS TECHS ON 10 METERS
  • SILENT KEYS: PATRICK DOHERTY VE3PD AND TERRY BARNES GI3USS
  • "LAST MAN STANDING" STARTS SEASON 6
  • FALLING OUT with 100 WATTS AND A WIRE
  • DATV QSO KICKS OFF 6TH ANNUAL QSO PARTY
  • UK PREPS FOR ITS LARGEST HAMFEST
  • K2BSA ACTIVATING IN 3 MORE STATES
  • OKLAHOMA HAMS SEEK HELP WITH STORM REPAIRS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2029 September 16, 2016

  • HOUSE PASSES AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT
  • DESPITE RAIN, OHIO STATE PARKS GET ON AIR
  • RADIO CLUB OF AMERICA HONORS HAMS
  • HAMS NEEDED FOR CHARITY RIDE
  • HAMS NEEDED FOR MARINE CORPS MARATHON
  • NO MYSTERY TO THIS ENIGMA
  • TIGNISH LIGHTHOUSE SPEAKS TO THE WORLD
  • MORE THAN BOOKS AT ARIZONA LIBRARY
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • A SEPTEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2028 September 9, 2016

  • ELLIE VAN WINKLE, SILENT KEY
  • NAVAJO CODE TALKER DIES
  • LICENSE TO TALK AROUND THE WORLD, ALMOST
  • IN CANADA, MORE THAN JUST A DRILL
  • AUSTRALIAN FIELD DAY'S A 60-YEAR CELEBRATION
  • TROPHY HONORS AMATEURS WHO GO THE DISTANCE
  • BIG WEEKEND AHEAD FOR RADIO SCOUTING
  • GET IN THE RUNNING FOR ASHLAND HALF-MARATHON
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • DANCING WITH THE STARS?

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2027 September 02, 2016

  • U.S. HAMS PREP FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND'S TROPICAL STORMS
  • IN MAINE, A NEW NATIONAL MONUMENT TO ACTIVATE
  • SPECIAL EVENT STATION HIGHLIGHTS INDIANA AIR SHOW
  • AVES ISLAND DXPEDITION PUT ON HOLD
  • HAM RADIO OUTLET REOPENS FORMER AES LOCATION
  • ACTOR, ADVOCATE BRIAN RIX, G2DQU, BECOMES SILENT KEY
  • KIDS TAKE A SHINE TO LIGHTHOUSES
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • AT 104, HE PUTS THE "O" IN OM

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