Thursday 30th of October 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]

Social Networking



Solar Data


Tony's 10 Metre Band Report
Well a brilliant week culminating in the CQWW SSB contest. There were about 10,550 reported contacts on Saturday and over 13,500 on Sunday. VK9XSP (Christmas Is) and VK9DLX (Lord Howe Is.) were the most popular in the week except 5R8M (Madagascar) snuck in on Friday

Arduino for Ham Radio
Please join us for a special webcast featuring our special guest, Glen Popiel, KW5GP, author of the newly released ARRL publication, Arduino for Ham Radio. This event will be webcast from W5KUB's personal ham shack on Thursday, October 30th at 8:00 PM CT (0100 UTC)


Julian Moss, G4ILO, 24 October 2014
My friend Julian Moss, G4ILO, sadly lost a long and (more…)

Donald J Munro, GM3TCM, 20 September 2014
Donald J Munro, GM3TCM passed away on 20 Sept 2014. (more…)

Towards a new RAYNET
For 60 years, RAYNET groups have been offering the community (more…)

Last GB2RS for propagation stalwart
This week, the RSGB says thank you and farewell to (more…)

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1941 October 24 2014

  • Hams in the Philippines to assist in Manila crime watch 
  • The Sun unleashes an X class flare on October 22  
  • China launches a ham radio payload to circle the moon
  • CQ clarifies policy statement in regard to Crimea in contest scoring 
  • VA announces plans for its own High Frequency radio network
  • Russia plans to launch newly designed smart mini satellites
  • How to collect cosmic rays on a smart phone 


Bidding in Ninth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Ends on Thursday, October 30

Bidding in the ninth annual ARRL On-Line Auction concludes on Thursday, October 30 (October 31 UTC). Bid closing times are staggered beginning at 0230 UTC and finish at 0307 UTC on October 31. More than 230 items are on the block, including 24 pieces of gear that were the subject of QST ?Product Review? articles. One-of-a-kind items include a hard-cover 2014 Centennial edition of The ARRL Handb...

Kentucky Historical Society Honors Former ARRL Director

Former ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Gary Johnston, KI4LA, has been named as the recipient of the Kentucky Historical Society's 2014 Award of Distinction. Johnston chaired the ARRL Board of Directors Historical Committee during his tenure, which included stints as both a Vice Director and Director. Johnston is president of the Board of Trustees of the Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM) in Cov...

Space Weather[+]

Sixth major solar flare from Region 2192 - X2.0 on October 27, 2014
Region 2192, now located near the southwest limb, unleashed its sixth X-class solar flare since it became fully apparent on the solar disk on October 18, 2014. The latest in series of its major eruptions is X2.0 solar flare on October 27. This latest event started at 14... Read more

Fifth X-class solar flare erupts from Region 2192 - X2.0 on October 26, 2014
The largest and most interesting active region of the current solar cycle - Region 2192 ('beta-gamma-delta") - erupted on October 26, 2014 with its fifth X-class solar flare since it rotated into Earth view. The event started at 10:04, peaked at 10:56 as X2.0 a... Read more

Long duration X1.0 solar flare erupted from Region 2192
The largest sunspot region of Solar Cycle 24 - Region 2192 ('beta-gamma-delta') unleashed its fourth X-class solar flare since it rotated onto the Earth side of the Sun on October 25, 2014. The event lasted more than 1 hour. It started at 16:55, peaked at 17:08 ... 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 - Tue, 28 Oct 2014

Looks like Santa needs to bring a raspberry pi for Christmas #JOTAJOTI

m0vrr's video on Instagram

Posted on - Sat, 18 Oct 2014


m0vrr's video on Instagram

Posted on - Sat, 18 Oct 2014

The PSU is buzzing

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Sat, 18 Oct 2014

The #JOTI lab is online and ready for scouts #JOTAJOTI #G8TA #GB4WSD

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Tipi repairs at #JOTA ready for smoke signals #G8TA #GB4WSD

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
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Posted on - Fri, 17 Oct 2014