Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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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Italian hams aid earthquake response
Following the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy on 24 August, Italian radio amateurs are active in the emergency response. Please keep 7060kHz clear, along with other Emergency Centre of Activity frequencies in the 80 and 40m bands for emergency communications within Italy. No external assistance is required at this time. The Italian radio […]

60m and 630m for Latvian hams
Latvian amateurs have two new bands following the introduction of their new amateur radio licence on 9 August. Access has been allowed to the new WRC15 60m, or 5MHz, allocation from 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz with a power of 15W EIRP. 472 to 479kHz in the 630m band has also become available with a power of […]

ARISS proposals sought
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from schools and formal or informal educational institutions and organisations to host amateur radio contacts next year with ISS crew members. The window to accept proposals opens on 1 September 2016 and the deadline to submit a proposal is the 1 November […]


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Next step for SARL ICASA MoU
Current cooperation between the SARL and ICASA has far outstripped the original MOU between the two organisations and was brought up-to-date last year. However due to the restructuring of ICASA and various delays in amending the ICASA delegation of authority, the signing of the MOU was delayed

Aves Island update
The DXpedition to Aves Island to be held in commemoration of Navy Day 2016, by the end of this August and early September has been put on hold until further notice..

Special Event ON44WAR
Members of the Radio Club Binche (ON7RY) will activate the special event station ON44WAR on September 3rd and 4th


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FO-29 Satellite Turns 20

It's been 20 years since the Fuji-OSCAR 29 (FO-29) satellite launched on August 17, 1996, from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center. Its 100 kHz-wide analog Mode V/U transponder continues to serve the Amateur Satellite community, although its packet BBS and digitalker no longer function.

With an apogee of 1323 kilometers, FO-29 provides satellite operators with excellent DX opportunities every few m...

SKYWARN Set to Activate in Hawaii as Hurricanes Threaten

A SKYWARN net will activate on August 31 at noon Hawaii Time (2200 UTC) for Hurricane Madeline. It will continue until September 1 at 10 PM HST (0800 UTC on September 2). KH6SW will be on the air from the National Weather Service (NWS) Honolulu Forecast Office on HF, VHF, and UHF frequencies. A second SKYWARN activation for Hurricane Lester will begin on September 2 at 10 PM (0800 UTC on Septem...

Nominations Open for the George Hart Distinguished Service Award

The ARRL will accept nominations until November 1 for the George Hart Distinguished Service Award. The award honors long-timeARRL Communications Manager George Hart, W1NJM (SK), the chief developer of the National Traffic System? (NTS). An ARRL Charter Life Member, Hart spent more than four decades as a member of the ARRL Headquarters staff and continued to be an active radio amateur and regul...


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Spotless Sun heralds Solar Minimum after CME producing Region 2567 departs
After Active Region 2567, the source of 7 M-class and numerous C-class solar flares between July 21 and 24, rotated away from the visible disk, our Earth facing Sun is again spotless. This is the third 'spotless Sun' since June 3, and although it is a...... Read more

3 strong M-class solar flares erupt from Region 2567, CME produced
Three strong solar flares erupted from Active Region 2567 early on July 23, 2016 - M5.0, M7.6, and M5.5. A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced during the third one, however, this region is not in a position to produce Earth-directed CMEs. The first flare...... Read more

Two M1 solar flares, flurry of C-class erupt from geoeffective Region 2567
After more than 3 months without any significant solar flare, our sun produced two consecutive M-class flares early on July 21, 2016. The source was Active Region 2567 ('beta-gamma' / 'beta'), currently moving out of its geoeffective position....... 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 2026 August 26, 2016

  • BREAKING NEWS: HAMS ACTIVATED AFTER QUAKE IN ITALY
  • LINKED REPEATERS AID HAMS' CALIFORNIA FIRE RESPONSE
  • GUILTY PLEAS IN WORLDWIDE PRICE-FIXING CASE
  • IN ALASKA, PREPARING TO PLAY THE HAARP
  • ICOM DELIVERS A TOKYO SURPRISE
  • ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS GO TO YOUNG AMATEURS
  • NEW FREQUENCIES FOR LATVIAN AMATEURS
  • STATION HONORS MARTYRED FRANCISCAN PRIEST
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE HONORS YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
  • MESSAGE FIT FOR A QUEEN

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2025 August 19, 2016

  • SPECIAL REPORT: HAMS RESPOND TO LOUISIANA FLOODING
  • FCC EMBARKS ON NOISE FLOOR STUDY
  • TWO NEW MEMBERS JOIN EURAO
  • THE RETURN OF RADIO CAROLINE, SORT OF
  • IN TASMANIA, WHAT'S THE BRIGHT IDEA?
  • IN INDIA, A DAY OF PRACTICAL RADIO
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • SMALL POSTAGE STAMPS GO A LONG WAY

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2024 August 12, 2016

  • NPOTA: BIG DOINGS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • CYCLING HAM'S FINAL ROUTE HOME
  • SUMMER WRAPPING UP FOR K2BSA
  • BOXBORO CONVENTION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
  • ANOTHER LIGHTHOUSE GUIDES THE WAY
  • A SUMMER CRUISE FOR PCARS
  • CHARLIE TANGO CELEBRATION IN THE UK
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • HIS 'N HERS HAMS

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2023 August 5, 2016

  • DAYTON HAMVENTION FINDS A NEW HOME
  • YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR HAILS FROM COLORADO
  • OHIO AMATEUR WINS HIRAM PERCY MAXIM AWARD 
  • SUMMER CAMP IS OVER
  • FCC FINES GEORGIA OPERATOR $1,000, CALIFORNIA OPERATOR $25,000
  • OFCOM INTRODUCES NEW LICENSING PORTAL
  • SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO LEAGUE
  • FACE TO FACE WITH ARISS
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • MADE FOR EACH OTHER

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2022 July 29, 2016 - UPDATED

  • BREAKING NEWS: HARA ARENA CLOSING
  • HAMS' WILDFIRE WORK, OFF THE AIR 
  • ONE HAM'S NATIONAL PARKS MARATHON
  • SNOWBOUND AND BOUND FOR CONTACTS
  • HAMFESTERS RADIO CLUB HOSTS 82nd ANNUAL HAMFEST
  • CALIFORNIA AMATEUR SANCTIONED BY FCC
  • IARU QUESTIONS BAHRAIN HAM GROUPS
  • ADVANCING THE LICENSE IN THAILAND
  • THE WORLD OF DX
  • BUMPY, BUT NOT GRUMPY

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