Thursday 13th of May 2021
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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GB2RS News Script for 9 May 2021
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 9 May 2021 (13-page/222KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.

EMF licence change videos
The RSGB YouTube channel now has two videos to help radio amateurs understand the Ofcom EMF licence changes. In the first video, EMC Chair John Rogers, M0JAV explains how to use the EMF calculator. The second video is the live webinar he did as part of the RSGB AGM and which is now available separately.

Amateur radio: what next?
Last year, through the RSGB and NHS ?Get on the air to care? media campaign, it is likely that over 35 million people heard news and stories about amateur radio. You now have a chance to tell the RSGB what you think should happen next. As part of a wider IARU workshop, the Society is […]

Free webinar on RF exposure
The ARRL is reporting that the IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation has issued an invitation to its free webinar, RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies. The 1-hour event is set to get under way at 1800UTC on Wednesday the 12th of May. The committee is a group of experts on health and safety […]

Full licence mock exam papers updated
The RSGB's Examinations and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) has just updated the two Full licence mock exam papers. In addition, there are now worked answer pdfs for these papers so you can see the correct answer for each question and the reasoning behind it. These mock papers are provided by the ESRG as a training […]


ARRL News Feed

April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released

The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.

A General class renewal applicant withdrew his application after FCC notice that the renewal application would be held up pending review of Volunteer Monitor complaints. As a consequence, the Quakertown, Pennsylvania, applicant has no operating privileges.

Twenty-one ...

?Geomagnetic Storm Season? is Over

June and July bring frequent 6-meter DX openings via long-distance sporadic-E propagation and persistent quiet geomagnetic conditions. These 2 months are well known to North American 6-meter DXers as the most productive time of year for DX up to 8,700 miles.

?The quiet geomagnetic season during June and July typically has only about half as many geomagnetic storms compared to March and April,? s...

The VP2VB Danny Weil Memorial DXpedition is JIDXM 2020 DXpedition of the Year

The Japan International DX Meeting (JIDXM) has designated the 2020 VP2VB Danny Weil Memorial DXpedition as the recipient of the 2020 DXpedition of the Year Award. The DXpedition was organized to bring story of amateur radio DXpedition pioneer Danny Weil, VP2VB, to today's amateur radio community.

The VP2VB Yasme Memorial Expedition Team consisted of Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA; Martti Laine, OH2BH; ...

Bigfoot Radio Net Spring Expedition 2021 Underway

60 Meters Again Available to New Zealand Radio Amateurs

SEDCO W4DXCC Co-Founder, Noted DXer Lynn Lamb, W4NL, SK

ARRL Life Member Lynn Lamb, W4NL, of Maryville, Tennessee, died on May 10 following a lengthy illness. He was 83. Lamb co-founded SEDCO W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention in 2005.

Licensed in 1954, Lamb retired from a career with the US Department of Defense (US Navy and Air Force). He was a founding member of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) and belonged to Potomac Valley Radio Club, t...

Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day

Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day, which falls within National Radio Month on the island. The operator of Puerto Rico's first radio broadcasting station in 1922, WKAQ, was Joaquín Agusty, who held the ham radio call sign 4JE. A proclamation signed by Governor Pedro Pierluisi highlights the value of amateur radio in times of emergency and gives special mention to ARRL. T...

Workshop for Attorneys Under Consideration for 2022 ARRL National Convention in Orlando

The Amateur Radio Legal Defense and Assistance Committee (ARLDAC) is considering hosting a half-day workshop for attorneys at the ARRL 2022 National Convention in Orlando. This would be for attorneys only, and attendees would be eligible to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credit in their respective states. It would be held on the afternoon of February 10, as part of the Thursday training ...

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Our sun seems to have fallen back into a very quiet phase, far different from the way it looked in November 2020. That was 6 months ago, and we assumed that since we were emerging from a solar minimum, by now we would be seeing much more solar activity. It hasn?t happened. More recently, sunspots disappeared after May 1, and solar flux naturally declined as wel...

IEEE Committee Webinar ?RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies? Set for May 12

The IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) has issued an invitation to its webinar, ?RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies.? The 1-hour event is set to get under way at 1800 UTC on Wednesday, May 12. COMAR is a group of experts on health and safety issues related to electromagnetic fields, from power line through microwave frequency ranges. Its primary focus is on biological effects of n...

First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number before Taking Exam

Beginning May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system.

Amateur candidates who already have an FCC license, whether for amateur radio or in another service, already have an FRN and can use the sa...

Spring Radio Club of America QSO Party is Saturday, May 8

The semiannual Radio Club of America (RCA) QSO Party takes place on May 8. ?Band conditions are still not their best but we still expect plenty of QSOs,? RCA Executive Vice President Chip Cohen, W1YW, said. ?Come join the fun and contact other club hams and the club's station, W2RCA. All are welcome.? The QSO party is open to RCA members and non-members and is SSB only. Activity begins at 1800 ...

Very High Speed Club Special Event is Active During May

Special event call sign OZ60VHSC will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Very High Speed Club (VHSC) on May 1, 1961. Leading the group at its founding were PA0LXL, DL1XA, and DJ4KW, who sought operators who could copy at 40 WPM solid for at least 30 minutes, encouraging CW traffic in general and QRQ (high-speed) traffic in particular. Members sponsor new membership candidat...

Members of the Potomac Valley Radio Club to Activate NSS for Armed Forces Day

Intrepid-DX Group Adds a Second Physician to Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

?Bouvet is like the Mount Everest of DXCC entities,? 3Y0J DXpedition co-leader Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said. ?It is among the most challenging entities to activate due to significant transportation costs and personal sacrifices required by the team to make the 42-day round trip. Fortunately, Bouvet is not our first mountain.?

Ewing reports that Mike Crownover, AB5EB, a veteran emergency room physicia...