Thursday 28th of July 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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Training and examination information
Three documents relating to training and examinations have been published on the RSGB website. An examinations announcement relating to the recent IARU Bandplan changes is available from rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/examination-announcements The latest edition of the Tutors? Newsletter is available from rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/tutor-resources-2/newsletters Updated Guidelines for Practical Assessments is available from thersgb.org/services/training/guidelines-for-practical-assessments  

RadCom August 2016, Vol. 92, No. 8
Pete Hart, G3SJX examines the first mainstream Japanese transceiver to adopt full direct-digital sampling SDR technology while retaining traditional knobs and dials?the revolutionary benefits of SDR with no computer needed. News and Reports 79th Commonwealth Contest 2016 36 Around your region ? Club events calendar 83 Around your region ? Events roundup 87 Members and […]

New Ofcom website portal
Ofcom have informed us that their new online licensing portal is expected to go live for their own staff usage on Sunday, 24 July, with public access expected to follow on Wednesday, 27 July or Thursday, 28 July. The new system will enable the management of personal information and amateur radio licences, including club licences, […]


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Satellite Operations in the Field
Well known portable satellite operator Peter Goodhall 2E0SQL will be giving a talk at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium at the Holiday Inn, Guildford this weekend. The event is open to all

HamRadioNow: Digital Modes Now and for the Future
Gary Pearce KN4AQ has released the video of the multi-digital mode radio presentation at the Dayton Hamvention

Now is a great time to get ham radio publicity
The end of July and all of August is traditionally a slack time for news, so an ideal time to tell your local newspaper about amateur radio


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?Cows? DXpedition Now Active from Tuvalu

The ?Cows Over the World? branded round-robin DXpedition by Tom Callas, KC0W, continues from Tuvalu as T2COW until August 18. He will be on CW only on HF through 6 meters, running 500 W into vertical antennas over salt water.

KC0W plans to be active in all major CW contests, and he updates his operating schedule on his QRZ.com profile site. His next stop after Tuvalu will be Vanuatu, August 20-S...

Past AMSAT President Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, SK

Past AMSAT President and AMSAT Journal Editor Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, of McKinney, Texas, died on July 22. An ARRL Life Member, he was 60 and had been suffering from cancer.

?This is very sad news,? said Al Ward, W5LUA. ?He will be missed greatly.?

Loughmiller was probably best known in recent years as a high-altitude Amateur Radio ballooning enthusiast, and he evangelized on that topic at the AR...

AA0ZZ Wins July QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the July 2016 QST Cover Plaque award is ?The ZZRX-40 Direct Conversion 40-Meter Receiver? by Craig Johnson, AA0ZZ.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the August issue today.


Space Weather[+]

Spotless Sun heralds Solar Minimum after CME producing Region 2567 departs
After Active Region 2567, the source of 7 M-class and numerous C-class solar flares between July 21 and 24, rotated away from the visible disk, our Earth facing Sun is again spotless. This is the third 'spotless Sun' since June 3, and although it is a...... Read more

3 strong M-class solar flares erupt from Region 2567, CME produced
Three strong solar flares erupted from Active Region 2567 early on July 23, 2016 - M5.0, M7.6, and M5.5. A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced during the third one, however, this region is not in a position to produce Earth-directed CMEs. The first flare...... Read more

Two M1 solar flares, flurry of C-class erupt from geoeffective Region 2567
After more than 3 months without any significant solar flare, our sun produced two consecutive M-class flares early on July 21, 2016. The source was Active Region 2567 ('beta-gamma' / 'beta'), currently moving out of its geoeffective position....... 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 2021 July 21, 2016

  • BREAKING NEWS: CONCERN FOR TURKISH AMATEURS
  • BREAKING NEWS: COLORADO WILDFIRES REPORT
  • LIGHTHOUSE EVENT'S POPULARITY SHINES
  • DXCOFFEE EDITOR HOSPITALIZED AFTER ACCIDENT
  • GERMAN LICENSES CONTINUE A DECLINE
  • LESSONS FROM AN UNLICENSED OPERATOR IN AUSTRALIA
  • INDIA CULTIVATES A CROP OF FUTURE YLs
  • SCOUTS' MICHIGAN CAMPOREE GETS ON THE AIR
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • EVERYTHING'S PEACHY FOR SOUTH CAROLINA HAMS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2020 July 15, 2016

  • BREAKING NEWS: HRO BUYS AMATEUR ELECTRONIC SUPPLY'S MILWAUKEE STORE
  • EARTHQUAKE EXERCISE INVOLVES AMERICAN TRIBES
  • US ROUTE 52 TAKES ITS PARTY ON THE ROAD
  • LESSONS FROM HURRICANE SEASON
  • IN PORTUGAL, REPEATER REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
  • REMEMBERING NIKOLA TESLA
  • IN THE UK, ONE RADIO ENTHUSIAST'S LASTING LEGACY
  • SOUTH AFRICAN HAMS ROAD TEST NEW WEBSITE
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • MORSE, A CODE FOR THE COSMOS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2019 July 8, 2016

  • A TRIBUTE TO DAVE BOOTH, KC6WFS, SK
  • BREAKING NEWS: AES TO CLOSE
  • REMEMBERING THE GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOTSHOTS
  • A VERY PRESIDENTIAL NPOTA
  • IN CANADA, A FAKE QUAKE BUT REAL RESPONSE
  • UPGRADES FOR K2BSA
  • WORLD OF DX
  • HERE COMES THE SUN
  • IT'S GREEN FOR "GO"

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2018 July 1, 2016

  • DEADLY WILDFIRES CHALLENGE FIELD DAY EXERCISES
  • HAMS ON STANDBY IN WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS
  • CYPRUS HAMS RESPOND TO ALL-CONSUMING FIRES
  • POPE IN POLAND
  • THOUSANDS GATHER AT FRIEDRICHSHAFEN EXPO
  • IN OHIO, NO TRIAL BALLOON
  • THREE YOUNG HAMS HAVE CARIBBEAN DREAMS
  • FROM AUSTRALIA TO ST. VINCENT, WITH CARE
  • OFFSHORE RADIO FLOATS SOME MEMORIES IN THE UK
  • SK: MARGIE RAPP, WD9HEE, OF VINCENNES INDIANA

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2017 June 24 2016

  • HAMS FACE NEW MEXICO WILDFIRE CHALLENGES
  • HONORS AND UPHEAVAL IN THE NATIONAL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
  • FRIENDS GO THE DISTANCE IN SEYCHELLES
  • SCOUTS ARE OUT AND ABOUT
  • RACING FOR A BENEFIT NEAR BOSTON
  • THE MOST WANTED DX MOVES FORWARD
  • KOSOVO HAMS ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • MEN'S SHEDS HAVE THEIR WATERSHED MOMENT

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