Tuesday 31st of March 2015
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


Getting started with the FM Satellites
Based on a hamfest handout designed and written by Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, "Getting Started with the FM Satellites", is now available for download

Ham College episode 3
Ham College, the new show for those new to the hobby and those wishing to get into Amateur Radio


AGM ? voting now open
Members are advised that the internet voting facility is now open. Please go to the RSGB website, www.rsgb.org/votersgb15 where you will be presented with the voting form after you have logged in.

RSGB Eclipse Experiment yields data
The RSGB's solar eclipse radio experiments on 20 March were deemed a great success. Radio amateurs took part in a wide range of experiments on many bands, including a QSO party on 160, 80m and 40m. The use of the reverse beacon network and Morse code meant that the received signal-to-noise ratios of those taking […]

G3TXF wins Cass Award for ZD9XF
The Cass Award encourages DXpedition operating excellence and the 2014 Single-Operator Cass Award has been won by Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF. Congratulations Nigel. It was awarded for his DXpedition to the island of Tristan da Cunha as ZD9XF in September 2014 where he worked 9314 unique stations during the first 14 days of his one-man DXpedition. […]

Amateur run community radio station
Community broadcast radio station Cambridge 105 is a voluntary organisation with over 10 radio amateurs involved. On Good Friday, 3 April, they are going back to the days of pirate radio and setting up a completely analogue studio on the Riverboat Georgina, moored on the River Cam. The day’s music will cover the whole pirate […]

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Special Notice: 661-296-2407 Dial In Newsfeed Back In Operation

Special Notice:   I was able to get one of the old tape based machines kind of working for the 661-296-2407 dial-in line. I have no idea as to how long it will be functional as its a "make-do" repair. But for now its there for those who need it and Ill keep it going as long as I can. However, the best way to get the audio version is to download the MP3 file from here our website -- de Bill P. / WA6ITF


World Amateur Radio Day is April 18!

On Saturday, April 18, radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2015. It was on April 18, 1925, that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was founded in Paris, with ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president. The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day is to highlight Amateur Radio and its benefits to countries and co...

ARISS School Contact Proposal Window Open Until April 15

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program coordinator is seeking proposals from schools and organizations that are interested in hosting an Amateur Radio contact with a member of the International Space Station crew. The US ARISS contact proposal window will remain open until April 15.

ARISS is seeking formal and informal educational institutions and organizations, ind...

Space Weather[+]

Large solar prominence erupts, CME produced
A large solar prominence dubbed "the Great Wall of Plasma" erupted off the northeast limb of the Sun at approximately 13:00 UTC on March 27, 2015. This spectacular structure was more than 6x taller and 30x wider than Earth before it erupted. A Coronal Mass Eje... Read more

Strongest geomagnetic storm of SC24 sparks spectacular aurora display
The strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle (Solar Cycle 24) reached G4 Severe levels (Kp=8) on March 17, 2015 and sparked spectacular auroras in both hemispheres of our planet. The event was identified as the combined effects of CMEs which erupted on Mar... Read more

CMEs impact, geomagnetic storms reaching G4 Severe in progress
A sequence of events led to an Earth-directed asymmetric halo CME on March 15, 2015. The events began with a 14 degree long filament eruption, centered near S24W38, lifting off between 00:45 to 02:00 UTC. This was followed by C2.4 flare at 00:41 UTC and a long duration ... 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[+]


Posted on - Sun, 22 Mar 2015

We're at Hack Green rally today pop along and say hello.

Posted on - Sun, 22 Mar 2015

#G8TA hf set up just waiting for some operators http://t.co/8XGfE0dyRI

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Sun, 08 Mar 2015

After being inspired on club nights to get back on digi modes M0VRR is back on SSTV...

Posted on - Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Kettering & District Amateur Radio Society - G5KN - G7KRS - GB2HAM

Sometime between sunday night and monday morning my car was broken into and some radio kit was stolen. If anyone is offered a Clansman PRC320 along with a couple of baofeng uv5-r handies can they please get in touch either direct to me or contact Northamptonshire Police...

Posted on - Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Well done Rob and Paul, two new 2E0's will be on air soon.

Posted on - Sun, 08 Feb 2015