Thursday 18th of October 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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M7 Foundation Licences
Ofcom have advised us that its Licensing Portal is now issuing M7 call signs to new applicants for the Foundation licence.

Construction Competition 2018
The RSGB Convention Construction Competition 2018, sponsored by Martin Lynch and Sons, was judged by Bo OZ2M, Sam G4DDK and Stewart G3YSX. Congratulations to all the category winners: * Innovation – Antony Watts, M0IFA, for a series of tools to help people learn to code and understand radio * Technical Merit – Andrew Vare, G4XZL, […]

RSGB Past President GI3KYP SK
RSGB Past President Alexander Davidson Patterson OBE, FIEE, GI3KYP, died on October 10, 2018, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family. Better known as Barney, he was RSGB President in 1967. Barney travelled widely during his Presidency and, among many other achievements, oversaw the purchase of 35 Doughty Street, London, as the then-new RSGB HQ. […]


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61st Jamboree-On-The-Air is nearly here?
The excitement is building with 2 days to go as final preparations are put in place and the logistics work begins by the 3rd Limerick Scout Group who are participating in the largest Scouting event in the world, the 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air

Ofcom now issuing short 2E0xx Intermediate callsigns
It seems Ofcom are now issuing short callsigns for those who've passed the RSGB Intermediate (2x2 call) or Advanced (1x2 call) exams. This change provides a major incentive for radio amateurs to upgrade their licence

US Senator highlights ham radio's disaster response role
US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tweeted about the work radio amateurs have been doing in assisting with disaster response efforts in Florida after Hurricane Michael


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New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers, which means they will need t...

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission to Celebrate UN Day

An Alexanderson alternator transmission from Sweden's Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will be part of UN Day festivities on October 24 at the World Heritage Site in Grimeton, Sweden.

A ?Peace Party? at the site will feature Irish folk music from the Swedish band Green Hill. The music style honors the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Ireland and Newfoundland, which opened for telegram tra...

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until November 3. VP6D will use DXA to post contacts on a ...


Space Weather[+]

Coronal hole high speed stream sparks geomagnetic storm
Earth is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) on October 7 and 8, 2018. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions were observed at 16:22 UTC and 20:42 UTC on October 7, 2018. A G2 warning has been issued and is valid until...... Read more

Positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming
A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for September 11, 2018 due to the onset of positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream. Solar wind parameters over the past 24 hours were descriptive of the passage of Co-rotating Interaction Region (CIR)...... Read more

CME sparks G3 Strong geomagnetic storm; reverse polarity sunspot appears on the Sun
G3 Strong geomagnetic storm levels associated with the passage of slow-moving August 20th Coronal Mass Ejection were observed early August 26, 2018. A faint and slow-moving CME was first seen in LASCO coronagraph imagery at approximately 22:00 UTC on August 20. The...... 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[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2137 for Friday, October 12 2018

- BREAKING NEWS: BRACING FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL
- SATELLITE ENTHUSIASTS' HELP FROM ABOVE
- 'PEGGY SUE' WAS ROCK AND ROLL AND RADIO
- PARACHUTE MOBILE JUMPS TO CONCLUSION
- NEW HAMS MAKE REPEATER HISTORY IN YELLOWSTONE
- JAMBOREE ON THE AIR IS ON THE HORIZON
- IN CALIFORNIA, A DAY OF DISCOVERY
- CALLING QRZ ALL OVER EUROPE
- OHIO HAMS JOIN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DRILL
- WORLD OF DX
- WHERE THE LIZARDS ARE QRV

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2136 for Friday, October 5 2018

- HAMS RESPOND TO DEVASTATION IN INDONESIA
- NEW ORGANIZATION TAKES OVER FOR 62ND ANNUAL PA QSO PARTY
- ON AMERICAN TV ?LAST MAN? IS FIRST
- INDIAN AMATEURS HAVE BIG PLANS FOR CUBESAT
- MONTENEGRO'S SUPER STATION GETS BACK IN THE GAME
- TWO HAMS HONORED WITH RAC'S AMATEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
- RADIO SCOUTS MOVE FORWARD INTO JOTA WEEKEND
- DXPEDITIONING WITH MOM AND DAD

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2135 for Friday, September 28 2018

 - RADIO TAKES A ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
 - PUERTO RICO STRENGTHENS ITS HURRICANE SEASON RESPONSE
 - RESCUE AT SEA: A HANDY TALKIE THAT WAS REALLY HANDY
 - IBERRADIO RAISES PROFILE OF HAMS IN SPAIN
 - SILENT KEY: SEAN NOLAN EI7CD
 - AMSAT-NORTH AMERICA SEEKING NEWSLETTER EDITORS
 - HAMS NEEDED FOR BAYSTATE MARATHON
 - TURNING TRAIN STATIONS INTO RADIO STATIONS
 - WORLD OF DX
 - 100 WATTS AND A WIRE GETS READY TO 'FALL OUT'

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2134 for Friday, September 21, 2018


- HAMS CHALLENGED TO AID PHILIPPINES DURING TYPHOON MANGKHUT
- VOIP HURRICANE NET GETS WORD OUT FOR FLORENCE VICTIMS
- HAMS STILL NEEDED FOR STORM RESPONSE
- RADIO CITY CLOSING ITS DOORS IN MINNESOTA
- OFCOM BRINGS BACK LITTLE-USED PREFIX TO UK CALL SIGNS
- HUNTSVILLE SETS THE STAGE FOR SATELLITE ENTHUSIASTS
- RADIO SCOUTS PREP FOR JAMBOREE ONE MONTH AWAY
- YLs PREP FOR ACTIVATION OF OKLAHOMA'S USS BATFISH
- WORLD OF DX
- IN NEW ZEALAND, 'CAR QSOs' NOT EXACTLY MOBILE CONTACTS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2133 for Friday, September 14, 2018

- BREAKING NEWS: HAMS RESPOND TO ATLANTIC HURRICANE SYSTEMS
- ANTENNA GIVES BOOST TO FLEDGLING DXers IN UK
- SILENT KEY: LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY?S JIM WEIDNER K2JXW
- HAM RADIO HELP FOR SCOUTS
- AN OCCASION TO CELEBRATE AT THE VOA
- AIRSHOW INCLUDES RADIO SHOW IN SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF.
- A CELEBRATION OF MARCONI ? DOWN UNDER "
- WORLD OF DX
- A PROUD SON CALLS QRZ FOR THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS

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