Tuesday 25th of June 2019
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
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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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2m crosses the Atlantic
An historic contact was made on Sunday, 16 June 2019, when the Atlantic was spanned for the first time on 144MHz. D41CV on Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa managed to work FG8OJ in Guadeloupe on 144.174MHz using FT8. The distance was 3,867km. This was bettered on the 18th with QSOs between Cape […]

SAQ transmission next weekend
The annual SAQ VLF transmission on Alexanderson Day on 17.2kHz from the Alexanderson Alternator will take place Sunday, 30 June 2019. Two transmissions are scheduled. Tuning will start at 0830UTC for the message at 0900UTC, then 1130UTC for the transmission at 1200UTC. Both transmission events will be broadcasted live on YouTube. QSL reports to SAQ […]

Update on 144MHz and 23cm threats
The IARU was represented this week at the meeting of CEPT Project Team A?one of the groups leading WRC-19 preparations?which finished in Prague on Friday, 21 June 2019. Of particular interest were discussions on two proposed agenda items for WRC-23, concerning the sharing of the 1240-1300MHz band with the Galileo satellite navigation system and the […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
A newly-digitised classic film of the 25th Anniversary Congress of the IARU is now on the RSGB YouTube channel. Taking place in 1950, the Congress was attended by many well-known amateurs from around the world. The silent film also includes some marvellously authentic street scenes?and some decidedly odd motor vehicles. In the Film Archive on […]

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No Strong Opposition to 144 ? 146 MHz Reallocation Proposal at CEPT Meeting

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

The K7RA Solar Update

The quiet sun continues, with still another week passing with zero sunspots. For 33 days in a row, no sunspot activity, as of Thursday, June 20. So far this year 62% of the days are without sunspots, really the same as all of last year, which was 61%.

Average daily solar flux over the past week was 67.1, down from 69 last week and 69.5 the week before.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45 days i...

LightSail 2 Set to Launch on June 22

The Planetary Society's citizen-funded LightSail 2 solar-propelled spacecraft is set to launch on June 22 on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. It will attempt the first controlled solar sail flight in Earth orbit. LightSail 1 successfully completed its test flight mission in 2015. LightSailŪ is aimed at testing ?solar sailing? technology for CubeSats, which comprise many Amateur Radio satellites. Ac...

ARRL Development Department Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, Departs Headquarters

ARRL Development Department Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, has stepped down as manager of the ARRL Development Department to pursue other interests. As the search begins for a new development manager, ARRL wants to reassure its donors and members that routine Development Department operations will continue as normal in the interim.

Development associates Regina Galuppi, W3DGI (860-594-0291), and...

SAQ ?Alexanderson Day? Transmission Set for June 30

The annual ?Alexanderson Day? transmission from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, will take place on June 30. The Alexanderson alternator will transmit on 17.2 kHz on the following schedule: Startup/tuning at 0830 UTC, and message transmission at 0900 UTC; startup/tuning at 1130 UTC, and message transmission at 1200 UTC.

Both events will be livestreamedon YouTube. SAQ has introduced an online SAQ recepti...

Online Contest Scoreboards Available for Field Day

If your club wants to see how its Field Day efforts are faring in comparison with others in your category, check out the Contest Online ScoreBoard. It will be supporting ARRL Field Day. In addition, Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, has developed Score Distributor, which will relay your score to all scoreboards that support the event. Scoreboards can be very attractive to younger operators, in addition to en...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

States, Counties, Municipalities Recognize Amateur Radio's Contributions in Advance of Field Day

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations. The following list of participating communities is not necessarily comprehensive.

In Arizona, Governor Douglas Ducey has recognized June as ?Amateur Radio Month.? In his commendation, Ducey noted that the Amateur Radio Co...

ARRL ARDF Coordinator to Retire, New Coordinator Named

ARRL Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV, is stepping down after more than 20 years on the job. Since he became ARRL ARDF Coordinator in February 1998, Moell said the sport of on-foot transmitter hunting under international rules has grown steadily in participation and popularity. Since 2001, beginners and experts alike have gathered each year for the USA Champion...

Radio Club of America Extends Nomination Deadline for Awards

The deadline to submit Radio Club of America (RCA) award nominations has been extended to July 15. No nominees have been submitted for these awards:

  • The Edgar F. Johnson Pioneer Citation

  • The Ralph Batcher Memorial Award

  • The RCA Centenarian Award

  • The Armstrong Medal

  • The Sarnoff Citation

  • The Allen B. DuMont Citation

  • The Henri Busignies Memorial Award

  • The Fred M. Link Award

  • The Jack Poppele Award

  • T...

San Antonio Radio Club Marks its Centennial

Members of the San Antonio Radio Club (SARC) are celebrating the centennial of the club's founding. Initially known as the Bexar County Radio Association, SARC became an ARRL affiliated club in 1920. SARC is doing several different things to commemorate its Centennial.

SARC kicked off its centennial at its annual ham convention in greater San Antonio, this year called ?Centennial Radio Fiesta.? ...

Pennsylvania Radio Amateur Dies in Tower Installation Mishap

ARRL, IARU Contingent to Attend HAM RADIO 2019 in Germany

A delegation from ARRL and the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) will attend HAM RADIO 2019, the popular international Amateur Radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Each year, a contingent from ARRL attends HAM RADIO, greeting its non-US members and networking with other national radio societies. Billed as Europe's biggest Amateur Radio convention, HAM RADIO 2019 takes place June...

Radio Amateur to Lose License as Part of Enforcement Case Settlement

A New Jersey radio amateur, David S. Larsen Sr., WS2L, of Highland Park, will surrender his Amateur Extra-class license and pay a $7,500 civil penalty as part of a Consent Decree with the FCC to settle an enforcement action. An FCC Enforcement Bureau Order released June 18 said Larsen violated the Communications Act of 1934 and Part 90 rules by operating on frequencies licensed to the Borough o...


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