Friday 14th of December 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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Kenilworth pupils speak to astronaut
Pupils at Kenilworth School in Warwickshire conversed with astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor aboard the ISS on Friday afternoon. The amateur radio on the International Space Station contact was facilitated by the ARISS volunteers and streamed live via the internet. Ten children asked around 20 probing questions, and we learned things like what the outside of the […]

SAQ to transmit on Christmas Eve
Sweden's Alexanderson alternator station SAQ has planned a Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2kHz. The transmitter will be tuned up starting at around 0730UTC, and a message will be transmitted at 0800UTC. The 200kW Alexanderson alternator is an electromechanical transmitter dating back to 1924. The event will be streamed live on the Alexanderson site YouTube Channel. […]

Call in to YOTA stations
Youngsters on the Air month (YOTA) runs throughout December. The next clubs to activate the GB18YOTA call sign will be the RSGB's National Radio Centre on Sunday, 16 December 2018. This is followed by Castle Rushen High School Radio Club on the 21st and Chertsey Club on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. If you hear […]


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ARISS receives Yasme Foundation grant
The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made a significant grant to ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station), in support of the Critical Infrastructure Fund

NASA spacecraft makes record close approach to the Sun
NASA's Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any other spacecraft in history

Ham radio satellites on 5 Euro coin
The Bank of Lithuania (Lietuvos bankas) has released a commemorative gold 5 Euro coin featuring the amateur radio satellites LituanicaSAT-1 (LO-78) and LitSAT-1


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The K7RA Solar Update

Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7. Geomagnetic indices were moderate, with average daily planetary A index rising from 7 to 8, and mid-latitude A index increasing from 4.9 to 6.4.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45...

Broadcasters Intruding on Exclusive Amateur Radio Frequencies

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that Radio Hargeisa in Somaliland has returned to 7,120 kHz after a break of several weeks, while Radio Eritrea has been reported on 7,140 and 7,180 kHz. Radio Sudan has been transmitting on 7,205 kHz with excessive splatter, IARUMS said. German telecommunications authorities have filed official complain...

IEEE Microwave Society Recognizes Radio Amateurs

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced its 2019 award recipients. The list includes several radio amateurs.

  • James C. Rautio, AJ3K, will receive the Microwave Career Award for a career of leadership, meritorious achievement, creativity, and outstanding contributions in the field of microwave theory and techniques.
  • Wayne Shiroma, NH7PA, will receive the Distinguishe...


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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 Report 2139 for Friday, October 26 2018

- DXPEDITIONER DETAINED IN REPUBLIC OF CHAD
- MORE HAMS RESPOND IN HURRICANE-HIT FLORIDA
- IN THE UK, A RARE CALLSIGN FOR M5
- NEW HAMS GET ON THE AIR IN SOUTH AFRICA
- SUBMARINE ACTIVATION REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
- FT8 TO BE INCLUDED IN JANUARY'S RTTY ROUNDUP
- SOTA ACTIVATOR SCALES NEW HEIGHTS IN UK
- WHAT'S ON TV? ASK NASA
- WORLD OF DX
- SCARING UP SOME CONTACTS IN TRANSYLVANIA

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2138 for Friday, October 19 2018

- SPACE STATION COULD FACE UNMANNED FUTURE
- HAMS STILL HELPING IN HURRICANE MICHAEL AFTERMATH
- SCOUTS READY FOR JAMBOREE ON THE AIR
- BAVARIA BROADCASTER IS A VETERAN HAM
- DX HOPES DASHED FOR PACIFIC'S KURE ATOLL
- TIME TO PARTY LIKE IT'S 1929
- IN NORTH CAROLINA IT'S A NO-FEE 'FIRST'
- WORLD OF DX
- A LITTLE LOGO GOES A LONG WAY IN CANADA

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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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