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
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]
New terahertz band NoV
Frequencies above 275 GHz, the terahertz bands, are a new area for experimentation and propagation research. Ofcom have generously enabled low-power NoV access for Full licensees in order to facilitate innovation at the cutting edge of RF technology. The NoV includes a number of conditions related to frequency bands, and protection zones around key UK […]
60m for Luxembourg
Since 10 October 2016, the new WRC15 60m band has been released for amateur radio use in Luxembourg. The update to the national frequency plan allows the use from 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz on a secondary basis with an effective radiated power of 15W. The Luxembourg LX0HF CW beacon presently operates on 5205.25kHz.
Fire at SAQ, Grimeton
A fire in early October at the SAQ Alexanderson alternator long wave antenna is under investigation by the Grimeton World Heritage Foundation, which owns and manages the station in Grimeton, Sweden. The fire?attributed to arcing?was quickly extinguished. Fortunately, no injuries occurred. The Foundation said that it could take a while to determine the extent of […]
New ARISS equipment completes major milestone, donations still needed
Yesterday, October 21, 2016, the ARISS hardware team accomplished a very major milestone - the successful completion of the Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) for the Interoperable Hardware System, which includes the JVC Kenwood D710 Radio and the Multi Voltage Power Supply
NASA releases trove of over 8,000 HD photos from the Apollo moon missions
Last Friday, for the first time ever, NASA uploaded the entire catalogue of 8,400 Apollo mission photos to Flickr spanning Apollo 7 (the first manned test flight in 1968) through Apollo 17, the final lunar mission in 1972
Australian Ham Radio license totals
WIA News reports on the totals of new amateur radio licenses issued in the year to June 2016
The 11th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction now is under way. Bidding on nearly 300 items will continue through Thursday, October 27. Participants must register. Those who have participated in past ARRL On-Line Auction events may use their previous log-in information.
This year's auction booty includes some vintage ham radio items, including a Collins S Line. Premier items from the QST ?Product Review?...
Over the past reporting week (October 13-19) compared to the previous seven-day average daily sunspot number declined from 55 to 31, while average daily solar flux dropped from 101.9 to 83.4.
Planetary A index increased from 6.6 to 19.1, and average mid-latitude A index jumped from 5 to 14.
This is the opposite of what happened two weeks ago compared to last week, when A indices decreased but sol...
The VHF handheld transceiver that the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has used to connect students worldwide with astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 16 years has begun to display an error message and is unusable at this time.
While the ARISS technical team evaluates the best path to restore operation from the ISS Columbus modu...
G2 geomagnetic storm in progress, G3 - Strong watch in effect for October 14
A filament in Sun's northeast quadrant erupted between 15:00 and 17:00 UTC on Saturday, October 8, 2016, producing an asymmetric, partial-halo CME. The CME, although faint, was first observed in LASCO C2 imagery beginning 00:48 UTC on October 9. It reached ACE...... Read more »
Prolonged geomagnetic storming, isolated periods of G2 - Moderate levels
Earth is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) for several days now. Enhanced solar wind parameters are expected to continue through October 1, with G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm levels possible today. G2 - Moderate...... Read more »
Recurrent coronal hole sparks another round of geomagnetic storming
High-speed solar wind from a recurrent coronal hole has sparked another round of geomagnetic storming on Earth. The solar wind environment is expected to remain elevated but steady through the rest of the UTC day before becoming further enhanced on September 28 and...... Read more »
Welcome to The Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society Website
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.
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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