Wednesday 1st of July 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.
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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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WARS Diary[+]

Talk - VHF NFD Prep - Vaughan M0VRR
Thu 2 Jul 2015 20:00 to 21:30  BST

VHF NFD - BBQ - Baggeridge
Fri 3 Jul 2015 to Sun 5 Jul 2015 

VHF NFD - Feed Back
Thu 9 Jul 2015 20:00 to 21:30  BST

Look 'n' Learn - Freedom Downtime
Thu 16 Jul 2015

Committee Meeting
Thu 23 Jul 2015 20:00 to 21:00  BST


$50SAT 19 months in Space and still working
Michael Kirkhart KD8QBA provides an update on the $50SAT amateur radio spacecraft which measures just 5x5x7.5 cm

Radio club celebrates 50th year
The Farnborough and District Radio Society will be running a special event station from a local scout hut in Frimley as part of their 50th year golden jubilee celebrations


Ofcom-RSGB Forum ? 23 June 2015
Approval of NoV requests for beacons and repeaters It was noted that, according to Ofcom records, only four requests were awaiting clearance from the primary user. It was agreed that the RSGB would notify Ofcom of any others that appeared to be outstanding. It was agreed that the RSGB should satisfy itself that any potential […]

Club stations and RSLs
Following last week’s publication of the Policy on temporary call signs and call sign enhancement, Ofcom officials have confirmed that they are content for clubs in England to decide themselves whether and when to enhance their club call sign with the Regional Secondary Locator “X”, thus continuing current custom and practice.

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

William M. Pasternak WA6ITF (SK) 1942-2015




Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1966 May 22 2015


  • BULLETIN: FCC drops Amateur Radio vanity call sign fee
  • Post quake Nepal emcomm cutback announced
  • India putting plans into place for better Emcomm alerting
  • The United States Navy Marine Corps MARS program to stand down
  • New south Africa 2 meter propagation beacon announced.





Phillip Groves, N8SFO, Named as West Virginia Section Manager

Phillip Groves, N8SFO, has been appointed as ARRL West Virginia Section Manager. Groves, of Beckley, succeeds the late Charles Hardy, WV8CH, of Fayetteville, who died on June 14, apparently as the result of accidental electrocution while working on an antenna at his home.

?This position will present me with new opportunities to further promote Amateur Radio participation and membership for radio...

Museum Donates Doug DeMaw, W1FB, Homebrew Equipment

Space Weather[+]

5th Earth-directed CME produced as long duration M7.9 solar flare erupts from Region 2371
Region 2371, the source of 4 Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) over the past couple of days, erupted with long duration M7.9 solar flare (R2-Moderate) at 08:16 UTC on June 25, 2015. The event started at 08:02 and ended at 09:05 UTC. A Type II (estimated veloc... Read more

Geomagnetic storming reaching G2-Moderate levels in progress
Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by a long duration M6.5 solar flare on June 22 appears to have arrived at 13:00 UTC on June 24.Bt increased to 15nT and solar wind velocities increased to over 700 km/s at the time. Bz, however, remained largely positive and the over... 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[+]

Operating #GB4BHM Bantock House Museum No5340

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS
Posted on - Sat, 20 Jun 2015

Wolverhampton ARS and GB3IC are saddened by the SK news of Bill Pasternak WA6ITF 1942 - 2015. Amateur Radio Newsline President & Co-Founder, Producer and Writer. RIP OM 73.

Remembering Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF.

Remembering Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF.
Posted on - Sun, 14 Jun 2015

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Gordon g4dgm giving a talk on hf beacons

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My daughter has just painted my nails #M0VRR

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Posted on - Wed, 29 Apr 2015