Sunday 20th of April 2014
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
Founded in 1922 | Call sign G8TA

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Regional Winner

COTY Regional winner

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.

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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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Urgent SHF Contest changes
As a result of the Ofcom review of amateur access to the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands the RSGB Contest committee has issued a rule change for the SHF UKAC on April 22

630m DX down under
It seems perseverance has paid off for long-time 630m operator Murray ZL1BPU, who uses the special-purpose call sign ZL1EE


Amateur Radio Newsline[+]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1914 April 18 2014

  • Ham Video system on the ISS is fully commissioned 
  • Another shortwave intruder is found in the 40 meter band 
  • UK hams petition Ofcom to get back to enforcing the rules 
  • Vietnam confirms expanded ham radio spectrum; 
  • The Crimea will not count as a new DXCC entity 
  • Radio is used to wake up a comet exploration probe
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KickSat Has Been Deployed in Low-Earth Orbit

Zac Manchester, KD2BHC, of the KickSat project, reports the satellite launched successfully April 18 at 1925 UTC and successfully has attained low-Earth orbit.

?We at Cornell and several Amateur Radio operators around the world have made contact with the spacecraft, and it is alive and well,? Manchester reported.

The Cornell grad student has announced that he will offer prizes to the first severa...

Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Volunteers Take Part in Tsunami Preparedness Exercise

Amateur Radio volunteers in Puerto Rico participated in the CARIBE WAVE/LANTEX 14 exercise in March. The purpose of the exercise was to assist tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the east coasts of the US and Canada. Since 2010, Amateur Radio has played a role in the exercise, executed in Puerto Rico in conjunction with the Seismic Net of Puerto Rico (R...


Space Weather[+]

Geomagnetic storming in progress, bright auroras formed around the Arctic Circle
During the late hours of April 11 the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) tipped south and opened a crack in Earth's magnetosphere. Our planet is now under the influence of coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). CH HSS effects are expected to begin subsiding ... Read more

Pair of coronal holes, old sunspot regions coming back to Earth side of the Sun
A coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS) from a pair of coronal holes straddling the Sun's equator is predicted to become geoeffective beginning around midday on April 12 with an increase in solar wind speed expected along with enhancements in the In... Read more

CME impact causes minor increase in geomagnetic activity
A geomagnetic sudden impulse, indicating the arrival of the March 23 CME, was observed at the Hartland magnetometer (23 nT) at 20:09 UTC on March 25. The geomagnetic field is expected to be at unsettled to active levels (below G1-Minor) early on March 26 as CME... Read more


RSGB[+]

GB2RS News Script ? 20 April 2014
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Longer opening hours for National Radio Centre
The RSGB is pleased to announce longer opening at the (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[+]

Good night from #G8TA http://t.co/YWQYggwp3x


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Posted on - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

#G8TA lamping http://t.co/a1YkItiMrZ


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#G8TA got the log burner lit http://t.co/v8qZsx5fFM


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Posted on - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

#G8TA dinner time, rib anyone ? http://t.co/BlDf5ifN23


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Posted on - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

#G8TA the great out doors http://t.co/qQQsdiEJI0


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Posted on - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Ready for Weston park transport show #QRP #g8ta



Posted on - Fri, 18 Apr 2014