Tuesday 19th of November 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.
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WRC-19 Day-15: A Long Weekend
The slipping schedule saw slow progress on Friday and consequently full overtime on Saturday and Sunday for future agenda items (AI-10), small-satellites (AI-1.7), 5G mobile (AI-1.13) and 5GHz Wi-Fi (AI-1.16). Overtime started early, with a queue to get in before the 9am Saturday start. The 8:40m Saturday morning queue AI-10 WRC-23/27 Agenda: Late on Sunday […]

RSGB Board co-opts assistance
Two experienced RSGB Members have been co-opted to assist the Board. Dr John Rogers, M0JAV becomes a Board Director. Dr Stewart Bryant, G3YSX will advise the Board on RSGB publications activities and support the Contest Committee. Dr Rogers and Dr Bryant will remain co-opted until the 2020 RSGB AGM. They will then either step down, […]

Nominate for CWops award
The CW Operators Club (CWops) is now accepting nominations for this year’s Award for Advancing the Art of CW. Individuals, groups and organisations are all equally eligible, and the award is not limited to amateur radio operators or their organisations. Nominations may be made by anybody, not just CWops members, and should be emailed to […]

Radio events at Bletchley Park
Following on from the success of previous radio workshops at Bletchley Park, we?ll be running two more events in December 2019. On Saturday, 14 December 2019 the Introduction to Amateur Radio workshop is open to anyone aged 17 and over. It consists of talks, videos and demonstrations, and gives attendees an insight into the world […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
The World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) continues in Egypt, considering many aspects of radio including several that will affect our hobby. The ITU Media Team has a TV studio for interviews and they recently spoke to Tim Ellam, VE6SH, President of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). You can find that interview, plus all the […]


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Don Greenbaum, N1DG, appointed to NOAA and US Fish and Wildlife Service Community Group

Don Greenbaum, N1DG, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, has been appointed to the NOAA/US Fish and Wildlife Service Community Group. He will participate in meetings to discuss the development of the Monument Management Plan that will provide for effective direction over the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM). He will serve as a citizen-at-large representative.

His input in the disc...

WRC-19 Grinds On Into Third Week

With just 3-1/2 days left for substantive work, delegates at World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) face a daunting workload as the conferees try to reach consensus on several remaining issues including the agenda for the next WRC. The final session of the conference plenary to approve texts for inclusion in the Final Acts of the conference is set to wrap up at noon on Thursday, Nove...

Nominations Invited for CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW

CWops is now accepting nominations for its Award for Advancing the Art of CW for 2020. The award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations that have made the greatest contribution(s) toward advancing the art or practice of radio communication by Morse code. Candidates for the award may be authors of publications related to CW; CW recruiters, trainers, mentors, coaches, and instructors; p...

2019 ARRL Board of Directors Election Results

A new Director and Vice Director have been elected in the ARRL's Southeastern Division, based on results from ballot tabulations on Friday, November 15, in the 2019 ARRL Board of Director elections. Mickey Baker, N4MB, defeated incumbent Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, 2,132 votes to 1739 votes. Also, challenger James Schilling, KG4JSZ, (1,356 votes)  defeated incumbent Vice Director Joseph Tirit...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now 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

Even with little to no solar activity, it is amazing how many long-distance HF contacts are possible, even without using weak signal modes such as FT8.

Recent DXpeditions, such as the ones on Pitcairn Island and Marquesas, had little trouble piling up the contacts, even on ten meters. It helps that we are in the fall season.

No sunspots over the past week, and average daily solar flux was about t...

More than 1 Million Contacts Logged during ARRL Field Day 2019

Youth on the Air Camp Coming to the Americas

Dayton Hamvention® Invites 2020 Award Nominations

Dayton Hamvention® is inviting nominations for its 2020 awards. Nominations are due by February 15, 2020. Awards will be granted for Amateur of the Year, Club of the Year, Technical Achievement, and Special Achievement.

The Amateur of the Year Award is given to a radio amateur who has made a long-term commitment to the advancement of amateur radio. This individual will have a history of ham rad...

Still Time to Work TX7T in the Marquesas Islands

AMSAT Says HuskySat-1 Paving the Way for Further Cooperation

AMSAT says it had to maneuver some regulatory challenges in establishing its partnership with the University of Washington to share the just-launched HuskySat-1. The satellite went into space on November 2 aboard a Cygnus cargo vessel, which docked to the International Space Station. HuskySat-1 will be boosted into a higher orbit and deployed in January, and once it completes its primary missio...

2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop Issues Call for Abstracts

Russian OTH Radar Now Reported to be ?Everywhere?

[UPDATED and CORRECTED @ 1625 UTC on November 2019] The latest International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports the Russian ?Contayner? over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) has been active in the 7, 10, 14, and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations (amateur radio is primary on 40, 20, and 17 meters). The OTHR transmissions have been 40 sweeps/second, FM on pulse, and...

World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 Enters Its Third Week

December is Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month

The IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) Youth Working Group has announced that its December YOTA Month take place again this year.

?We would like to invite you to take part with a call sign with ?YOTA? in the suffix,? the YOTA announcement said. ?The idea for this is to show Amateur Radio to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands.?

YOTA said Decembe...