Friday 6th of May 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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George M Christie, GM7GMC, 2016
Amateur radio enthusiasts in Caithness and Orkney are sorry to announce the passing of one of our key radio amateur colleagues. GM7GMC was one of our longest serving GB2RS news readers. For over 25 years George was involved in reading the RSGB News at 9.30am local time, via the local repeater GB3OC.  In 2014 fellow […]

Next Tim Peake contact confirmed
The ARISS UK Operations team is delighted to announce that the ARISS Schools contact between Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire and Tim Peake on the International Space Station has now been confirmed for Thursday the 5th of May at 0908BST. It will be a direct contact operated by GB1APS. The contact should be […]

Advanced exam ?on demand?
The Examinations Standards Committee have agreed that the Advanced amateur radio examination can be requested ?on demand?. This means that Advanced exams can be booked in the same way as the Foundation and Intermediate with the important exception that one calendar month's notice must be given. On demand bookings will commence on 1st May ie […]


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Revised schedule - ARISS School contact programme at H.A.L. School Lucknow India
The ARISS programme, which was to have been held at H.A.L. School Lucknow India on 8th April 2016, has now been rescheduled by NASA

Netherlands to licence low-power AM broadcasters
The SWLing Post reports the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp has made it public that the Medium Wave band will now be open for low power stations operating with a maximum power of 100 Watts

SamSat satellite launched from Vostochny transmitting fragmentary signals
Russia's SamSat-218D Nanosatellite, which was launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome on April 28, is currently sending fragmentary signals, Samara State Aerospace University press service said


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ARRL EXPO at Dayton Hamvention® to Incorporate International Interests

The Doctor Will See You Now!

?Open Wire Feed Lines? is the focus of the current (May 5) episode of the ?ARRL The Doctor is In? podcast. Listen?and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, ?ARRL The Doctor is In? is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himse...

Digital Storage Oscilloscopes for Ham Radio Now Available

ARRL's newest e-book is Digital Storage Oscilloscopes for Ham Radio, by Eric Nichols, KL7AJ. This rapidly developing instrument is finding its way into the Amateur Radio station in many useful and interesting ways.

?Recent developments in technology have brought the price of this marvelous class of instruments into the range of every radio amateur's budget,? Nichols said. ?A limitless variety of...


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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm
Enhanced solar wind conditions have fueled elevated geomagnetic field activity early May 2, 2016. Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 - Moderate levels have been observed. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was first reached at 00:37 UTC on...... Read more »

Impulsive solar flare measuring M6.7 erupted from Region 2529
An impulsive solar flare measuring M6.7 (R2 - Moderate radio blackout) erupted from Active Region 2529 at 00:29 UTC on April 18, 2016. The event started at 00:14 and ended at 00:39 UTC. This was the first M-class solar flare since M1.1 on February 15, 2016, the...... Read more »

CH HSS causing isolated periods of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming
Earth is under the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) since late April 12, 2016. This is causing isolated periods of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was first...... 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 2009 April 29 2016

  • BREAKING NEWS: MORE SPECULATION ON HAMVENTION SITE
  • DROPPING A LINE FOR 'MINOWS'
  • GOOD CONTACTS, BY GEORGE!
  • UPDATE: SCOUTING FOR MORE QSOS
  • IN SOUTH CAROLINA, A HALF-CENTURY OF CELEBRATION
  • A FOUNDATION FOR MORE POWER 
  • A BOOST FOR HAMS IN ANGUILLA
  • OPENING UP THE 60 METER BAND
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • AMONG MONKS, THE SPIRIT OF HAM RADIO

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2008 April 22 2016

  • AMATEUR RESPONSE TO EARTHQUAKE IN EQUADOR
  • WHEN RADIO SCIENCE IS AN ART
  • NEW JERSEY'S NIGHT FOR RADIO
  • AN OLYMPIAN EFFORT IN BRAZIL
  • SCOUTING FOR QSOs IN SPECIAL EVENT
  • AN INSTITUTE TO TEACH THE TEACHERS
  • REPEATERS ON THE MOVE
  • HAM RADIO HELPING in WEST BENGAL ELECTION
  • WORLD OF DX
  • A SINGULAR SOLAR ACHIEVEMENT

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2007 April 15 2016

  • AMATEURS MARK MARCONI DAY
  • LONGTIME HAM A MAJOR LEAGUE HONOREE
  • WHITE HOUSE VISIT FOR HAM'S DAUGHTERS
  • IARU ANNOUNCES NEW SATELLITE ADVISER
  • SHAKESPEARE: WHEREFORE ART THOU, QSOs?
  • NURTURING NEW HAMS IN INDIA
  • SILENT KEY: HAM RADIO 'GODMOTHER' YOLANDA BASTIDAS, YV6BJ
  • SEANET REACTIVATED IN THAILAND
  • UK CLUB JOURNAL IS NOT QUITE 'QRV'
  • WORLD OF DX
  • DOG CATCHER NEEDED FOR MISSING ASTRONAUT POOCH

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2006 April 8 2016

  • ELECTRONICS RETAILER SAVED, GOES ONLINE
  • EMERGENCY COORDINATION NO ACCIDENT IN FLORIDA
  • THE EYES OF THE HURRICANE
  • SPEND YOUR SATURDAY, APRIL 16, AT A HAMFEST
  • TWO AT THE HALF-CENTURY MARK
  • A FRIENDSHIP DAY FOR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS
  • HAM RADIO BOOSTS VIRGINIA BIKE RACE
  • IN THE UK, A GARDEN OF QSOS
  • WORLD OF DX
  • QSL CARD THAT DELIVERED

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2005 April 1 2016

  • BRUSSELS BOMBING
  • A TRIBUTE TO GARRY SHANDLING, WA7BKG/KQ6K
  • ONE HAM'S DESIGNS ON NATIONAL PARK
  • FOOLS RUSH IN - OR MAYBE NOT - IN PECULIAR, MISSOURI
  • RADIO'S OLD TIMERS: LIVE LONG AND PROPAGATE
  • SK: ELMER "BUD" FROHARDT JR., AN ELMER'S ELMER
  • GEORGIA QSO PARTY PLANNING
  • WORLD OF DX
  • PIERRE PULLINMYLEG'S SPECIAL APRIL 1 REPORT
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