Sunday 25th of February 2018
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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New RSGB ETCC Chair appointed
The RSGB is delighted to announce that Andrew Barrett, G8DOR has been appointed as the new Chair of the Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC) for an initial period of three years. Andrew is the current Vice-Chair. The ETCC functions to develop and enhance the UK amateur radio repeater and data communications networks and to promote […]

Bodleian talk on What is Wireless
A forthcoming lecture at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford may be interesting to radio amateurs. Jacob Ward, a Bodleian Libraries Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow will be speaking on What is Wireless and will explore what happened to ?wireless?, from after World War II to the birth of the ?new? wireless in the 1980s and 1990s, […]

NRC to open six days a week
The RSGB is pleased to announce that the National Radio Centre, located at Bletchley Park, will now also be open on Mondays. Starting from Easter Monday, 2 April 2018, the NRC will now be open six days a week, closing only on Tuesdays. NRC opening times run in accordance to the Bletchley Park museum, 9.30am […]


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Spies, morse code and clandestine radio in Hamilton, Scotland
During February, the CQScotland group delivered an introduction to basic electronics and amateur radio for children from two Hamilton Schools on behalf of the South Lanarkshire Council

Ofcom policy on SSES Callsigns
In a recent reply, Ofcom gave clarification on its policy for Special-Special Event Station (SSES) call signs

QSO Today 186 Bernie van der Walt, ZS4TX
Bernie van der Walt, ZS4TX, from Bloemfontein, South Africa is an active ham radio operator. Bernie loves to contest on HF, and operates two remote control EME or Moon bounce stations on two and six meters away from the noise pollution of his residential neighborhood


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The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot number dropped from 24 during the previous seven days, to 5.6 in the current reporting week, February 15-21. That average is so low because no sunspots have been seen since February 17, and no new sunspot regions were observed since February 4. Average daily solar flux dropped to 70.1 in the current period from 77.4 in the previous week.

Based on the latest 45-day predicti...

JOTA 2018 Patches to be Available this Summer

The patch design for the US Jamboree on the Air 2018 (JOTA) has been selected by the National Radio Scouting Committee. BSA Supply expects to have patches available this summer.

National JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said it's never too early to begin planning for JOTA, and quite a bit of information to help in planning is available, including JOTA Countdown, JOTA Station Planning, and JOTA...

Still Time to Sign Up for Dayton Contest University


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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming
An isolated interval of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions was observed early February 19, 2018, due to the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Solar activity over the past 24 hours was at very low levels. Earth-facing side...... Read more

Long-duration C1.5 solar flare produced Earth-directed CME
A long-duration C1.5 solar flare erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2699 on February 12, 2018. The event started at 00:15, peaked at 01:35 and ended at 03:21 UTC. A G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for February 15. This event produced an...... Read more

Solar activity cycle falls to the bottom 1.5 years earlier than expected
According to the Laboratory for X-ray Solar Astronomy of the PN Lebedev Physical Institute in Russia, the solar activity cycle has, by all indications, practically reached its minimum 1.5 years ahead of expected time. Given that the previous solar maximum in 2012...... 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 2104 for Friday, February 23, 2018

- HAMS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING, REVISITED
- SWEDISH AMATEURS TAKE NEW LOOK AT HAND-HELD MICROPHONE BAN
- BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION TO HONOR EARHART
- CQ MAGAZINE SEEKS HALL OF FAME NOMINEES
- AUSTRALIAN HAMS HARBOR HOPES FOR GOOD CONTACTS WITH FERRIES
- SILENT KEY: WIA'S JIM LINTON VK3PC
- JAPANESE YLs GEAR UP FOR FESTIVAL
- NORWAY CONTESTERS GET A CALL SIGN BOOST
- IN SEARCH OF AN AUSTRALIA-SOUTH AFRICA CONNECTION
- WORLD OF DX
- THREADS OF FRIENDSHIP AMONG YLS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2103 for Friday, February 16, 2018

- BOUVET ISLAND REDUX
- VANDALS DESTROY REPEATER IN UK
- SILENT KEY: HAMVENTION'S JERRY MILLER WD8QAI
- SILENT KEY: DAVID HANNA WX4NCS
- FINE OF $50,000 IMPOSED ON HAM IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
- AMATEUR BECOMES PRESIDENT OF HARVARD
- RADIO SCOUTS RELEASE WORLD REPORT FOR JAMBOREE
- HAMS PREP FOR DIRECTION-FINDING COMPETITION
- NORWAY CONTEST CALL SIGNS JUST GOT EASIER
- TOUGH SLEDDING FOR AMATEURS IN WISCONSIN
- WORLD OF DX
- QSL, ANOTHER WAY OF CONTACTING YOUR IDENTITY

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2102 for Friday, February 9, 2018

- TOP STORY: BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION SCRAPPED
- FIRST-TIMERS ENTER SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP
- ALABAMA OLD-TIMERS GET THEIR BIG NIGHT
- AMATEURS PREPARE TO MARK ALABAMA'S BICENTENNIAL
- IN THE UK, SOTA ENTHUSIAST REACHES NEW PEAK
- GETTING IN SHAPE FOR AMATEUR RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
- GROUNDHOG DAY SPECIAL EVENT CASTS SHADOWS
- AFTERLIFE FOR STATIONS AFTER WRTC
- AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR TV REPEATER'S ON THE MOVE
- FCC SEEKS INPUT ON WEATHER RESPONSE
- THE WORLD OF DX
- ALIVE AND STILL KICKING

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2101 for Friday, February 2, 2018

- DELAYS PLAGUE HAMVENTION EXPO CENTER
- ARIZONA'S QUARTZFEST BREAKS RECORD
- NEW SATELLITE READY FOR ACTION
- HUMANITARIAN AWARD NAMED FOR RECENT SILENT KEY
- NONSTOP RADIO, NONSTOP COFFEE
- RECOGNIZING THE YOUNGEST 'HELPING HAMS' 
- REQUEST FOR AUSTRALIAN HAMS TO BE GRANTED MORE POWER
- NEW ZEALAND RADIO OPERATORS TRY OUT 60 METERS
- WIA SEEKING VOLUNTEER QSL MANAGER
- WORLD OF DX
- ASHES TO ASHES, STARDUST TO STARDUST

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2100 for Friday, January 26, 2018

- GERMANY KEEPS 6 METERS - AND KOSOVO'S A NEW DXCC
- RADIO ATHLETES GETTING FIT FOR WRTC 2018
- AIKEN TO GROW IN SOUTH CAROLINA
- HAMS TAKING ST. PATRICK'S DAY GLOBAL
- IN SEARCH OF AFRICAN OPERATORS ON HF
- K2BSA GETS ON THE AIR AND HAS BIG PLANS
- NEW JERSEY TO WELCOME HAMS AND CITIZEN SCIENTISTS
- WORLD OF DX
- HAM RADIO HELPS THE HOMELESS

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