Sunday 21st of December 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]

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Solar Data


Transatlantic tests between Namibia and Brazil on the cards
The SARL report that Pieter Jacobs, V51PJ, of Rosh Pinnah, Namibia, who is a very keen VHF amateur, is planning to bridge the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil on 144 MHz. On the other side of this 6000 kilometre sea path another keen VHF amateur is anxiously waiting, his name is Orlando Neto, PY2ANE at Sao Paulo

73 on 73 Award #4 - EA5TT
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, who is sponsoring the award for contacts made via the AO-73 (FUNcube-1) amateur radio satellite, recently recognized Manuel D. Ruiz Carrasco, EA5TT, for becoming the fourth recipient of the 73 on 73 Award


Christmas and New Year arrangements
This is the penultimate GB2RS broadcast of 2014 and the (more…)

Youngsters on the Air news
December is Youngsters on the Air month and (more…)

Island DXpedition to Iran in January
The Rockall DX Group are planning a new challenge for (more…)

Also in GB2RS this week?
The RSGB Board is delighted to announce the co-option of (more…)

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1948 December 12 2014

  • Hams in the Philippines respond to yet another typhoon
  • Ham radio as a way to inform  fishing fleet of imminent danger
  • UK regulator Ofcom evaluating future of the 420 to 470 MHz band
  • 2½ minute video shows how the ISS was put together in orbit


Special Event Stations OF9X, OH9SCL on the Air from the Land of Santa Claus

The Santa Claus stations, OH9SCL (?Santa Claus Land?) and OF9X (?Old Father Nine Xmas?) are on the air! As Santa is busy loading up his sleigh preparing for his journey around the world, his elves will be at the controls of Santa Radio and can tell you Santa's whereabouts. Stop by and say hello. Santa's journey starts from Finnish Lapland, continuing through the dangerously narrow Baltic airspa...

Russian ARISS Team Transmitting Slow-Scan TV from the ISS

Several stations around the globe reported receiving slow-scan television (SSTV) images from the International Space Station on December 18. The Russian ARISS announced earlier that it would activate the Amateur Radio SSTV ?experiment? from the ISS on 145.800 MHz FM (PD180 mode). Additional transmissions are planned for December 20. All of the images commemorate the birth 80 years ago of Soviet...

Space Weather[+]

Major solar flare measuring X1.8 erupted from Region 2242
A major solar flare measuring X1.8 (R3-Strong Radio blackout) at its peak time erupted from Region 2242 ('beta-gamma-delta') at 00:28 UTC on December 20, 2014. The event started at 00:11 and ended at 00:55 UTC.A Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity ... Read more

Long-standing space mystery revealed - origin of the 'theta aurora'
Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the Sun’s effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to ESA’s Cluster and NASA’s Image satellites working together, a particular type of very high-la... Read more

Strong M6.9 solar flare erupts from geoeffective Region 2241
A strong solar flare measuring M6.9 (R2-Moderate Radio blackout) at its peak time erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2241 at 21:58 UTC on December 18, 2014. The event started at 21:41 and ended at 22:25 UTC.This region is located at the center of the solar disk and... 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[+]

Server and switch cab going in

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS

Posted on - Sat, 13 Dec 2014

Sorting the club network out

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS

Posted on - Sat, 13 Dec 2014

Well ok!! Never saw this before!!

Posted on - Thu, 20 Nov 2014

It works

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS

Posted on - Mon, 10 Nov 2014

Rob M6STD kit building

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS

Posted on - Mon, 10 Nov 2014


Posted on - Tue, 28 Oct 2014