Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society win RSGB West Midlands Regional club of the year 2012.
2012 has been 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. Wolverhampton ARS will go forward to represent the West Midlands in the National competition.
The West Midlands Trophy is sponsored by web hosting solutions company Intermip.NET Ltd.
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]
VX9MRC Special Event Station
The Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland VX9MRC has been endorsed to conduct transmissions on 472-479 kHz by Industry Canada for 14 and 15 December to bring attention to the potential new Amateur band and to the role played by Amateur Radio in emergency communications
ARRL granted use of W100AW for League's centennial
The FCC has authorized the Maxim Memorial Station W1AW to also use the call sign W1ŲŲAW during 2014, the ARRL's centennial year
Retired FCC Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the 2013 recipient of the Sarnoff Citation. The Radio Club of America established the award in 1973 to recognize an individual or club member for 'significant contributions to the advancement of electronic communications.? The Sarnoff Citation has been made to RCA member...
Bill Gibbons, K2TQC, of Jamesville, New York, is the recipient of the ARRL Diamond DXCC Challenge trophy. In 2012 the League marked the diamond anniversary (75 years) of the ARRL DXCC Award, Amateur Radio's preeminent DX accomplishment, with the Diamond DXCC Challenge. The goal was to work as many of the entities on the DXCC list in 1937, the year the award was established. Gibbons, who managed...
Auroral Tempest - Time-lapse video by InFocus Imagery
This time-lapse was captured on the morning of November 11, 2013. It is suspected that two CMEs (Coronal Mass Ejections) on November 8th and 10th from two separate X-class solar flares combined to form one cloud of plasma. The interaction of this energy with... Read more »
Solar activity at moderate levels today - two M-class solar flares
In last 24 hours solar activity was at moderate levels due to two M1 flares at 04:53 UTC and 07:49 UTC from Region 1900. No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were observed. There are currently 10 numbered sunspot regions on the... Read more »
Unsettled geomagnetic conditions expected as solar activity picks up
From the start of October, Sun erupted 28 M-class and 3 X-class solar flares, sending the material into the space. Solar activity is still raising with major X1.0 flare on October 28, 2013 and four moderate M-class flares. While our geomagnetic field is... Read more »
The issue affecting one of the Society’s web servers earlier
Bill Learmonth, G4YZE passed away in January 2013 at the age
Welcome to The Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society Website
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.
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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