Sunday 19th of April 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[+]

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

International Marconi Day
Sat 25 Apr 2015

Look 'n' Learn - Radar
Thu 30 Apr 2015

Bring a Thing Night
Thu 7 May 2015

Mills on the Air
Sat 9 May 2015 to Sun 10 May 2015 


1260 MHz added to Fox CubeSats
AMSAT Vice President Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, has announced plans to incorporate an L band receiver in Fox-1C and Fox-1D

ISS Ham Radio Digital TV
The request to power up the Ham Video system on 2395 MHz was added to the crew task list on April 16


FUNcube-1 fails but gets restarted
On the evening of 15 April, amateur satellite FUNcube-1 stopped transmitting. During a later pass over Europe, PA3WEG commanded it back to nominal mode with full automatic mode switching. A restart has now taken place so the satellite, also known as AO-73, is transmitting telemetry once again.

International Marconi Day
Saturday, 25 April is International Marconi Day, when special event stations connected to the inventor get on the air all over the world. The CornishRadio AmateurClub offers two special Award Certificates for working authorised International Marconi DayAward Stations. One is for transmitting stationsand the other for short wave listeners. The award classesandrequired standards to be […]

Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1961 April 17 2015

  • IARU Monitoring Service identifies new intruders into the ham radio bands
  • Geomagnetic storm sparks auroras over Canada and the United States
  • Australia may soon take ham radio into space
  • Unlicensed broadcaster in Kentucky hit with a $15,000 fine
  • What causes the worst interference to ham radio


Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1960 April 10 2015

  • ARRL tells the FCC that ham radio and vehicle radar can co-exist at 76 - 81 GHz
  • UK hams get 70.5 to 71.5 MHz for digital experimentation by special permit
  • South Africa hams gain full kilowatt power privileges
  • NCDXF announces a grant of $50,000 to the VK0EK Heard Island DXpedition
  • Radio tracking tiny birds as they fly south over the Atlantic



Special Event Stations Mark World Amateur Radio Day, April 18
Today, Saturday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD). The event celebrates the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on April 18, 1925, in Paris, with ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president.

From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions.

Radio amateurs worldwide are taking ...

ARRL Teachers Institute Sessions Still Accepting Applications

The ARRL Education & Technology Program is still accepting applications for all four sessions of the ARRL Teachers Institute this summer. Apply now! The deadline is May 1.

ARRL is offering three sessions of its ?Introductory Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology? (TI-1) during the summer of 2015. Topics covered in the TI-1 course include basic electronics, radio science, microcontroller prog...

Space Weather[+]

Southern pole connected CH HSS causes unsettled to major geomagnetic storms
Southern pole connected coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) is causing unsettled to major (G2 - Moderate) geomagnetic storms since April 15, 2015.Geomagnetic K-index of 6 (G2 - Moderate) threshold was reached at 23:27 UTC on April 16, 2015.During the last 12 hours (... Read more

Geomagnetic storm reaching G2 Moderate levels in progress
The solar wind environment at the ACE spacecraft displayed two weak transient signatures near 01:00 and 09:00 UTC on April 9, 2015, suggesting the arrival of the April 6 Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from Region 2320 and a weak coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS).Wind... 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[+]


Posted on - Sat, 18 Apr 2015

Timeline Photos
As well as the special event stations being planned for World Amateur Radio Day this Saturday, there are a number of DXpeditions happening this week you can listen out for. The DX0P DXpedition to Spratly Island will take place from the 15 to 20 April. Full details can be found at Brian, GW4DVB will be operating a mini DXpedition using callsign J88PI from Palm Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which is IOTA reference NA-025 from 13 to 21 April. He will be using an Elecraft KX3 and KXPA100 power amp for 100W into a 10m vertical antenna and an off- centre fed dipole. Details, including QSL information, at
Posted on - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Well done John M6JIA and welcome to the hobby

Wolverhampton ARS (@WolvesARS) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Wolverhampton ARS
Posted on - Thu, 09 Apr 2015

Sunset over weston park last night

Posted on - Sun, 05 Apr 2015

Answers on a post card lol

Posted on - Sun, 05 Apr 2015

Setting up ready for tomorrow's show

Posted on - Sat, 04 Apr 2015

We shall be running a demonstration station at the Transport Show over Easter weekend using our call sign G8TA... If you are visiting the show do pop along and say hello. #g8ta

Posted on - Thu, 02 Apr 2015


Posted on - Sun, 22 Mar 2015