Thursday 18th of April 2019
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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Peter Smith, G4JNU, 23 December 2018
Peter Smith, G4JNU died aged 81 on December 23rd 2018. He was a very skilled electrical engineer and a fine mechanical engineer as well. Peter grew up in an engineering household in Reading. Peter's father was a machine workshop instructor with the REME at Arborfield and Peter was proud that, with a lathe and other […]

Owen Garriott, W5LFL, 15 April 2019
Owen Garriott, W5LFL, the US astronaut who operated the world's first amateur radio station from space, died at the age of 88 on 15 April 2019. According to his family, he passed away at his home in Huntsville, Alabama.     Press release from Johnson Space Center, Houston (lightly edited) RELEASE J19-005 Skylab and Space […]

Artistic SSTV from Iceland
Until 29 April 2019, as part of an art installation in Iceland by Lucy Helton, KD2MFV, SSTV images will be transmitted by TF3JA. The images, appropriated from the Reykjavik Museum of Photography's collection, are of Icelandic glaciers photographed many years ago. Amateur radio operators who receive these transmissions are being asked to print out the […]

ML&S sponsors Radio Caroline
Over the Easter Weekend of 18 to 21 April 2019, Martin Lynch of ML&S is sponsoring broadcasts transmitted from Radio Caroline in memory of his old employee Graeme Platts, G4XOF, who passed away last November due to cancer. One of Graeme's last ?bucket list? visits was to the ship itself arranged by Martin. The history […]

GB2RS Manager Ken Hatton, G3VBA, SK
Sad news next. Ken Hatton, G3VBA, the GB2RS Manager, became silent key at the end of last week. He was appointed as GB2RS Manager on 1 January 2014, taking over from Gordon Adams, G3LEQ. Ken will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


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So Now What?

?All About Safety? is the focus of the new (April 18) episode of the ?So Now What?? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you?re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! ?So Now What?? offers insights from those who?ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating new-episod...

ARRL ?Radio Communications? Billboard Promotes Ham Radio on I-40

?Mentoring the Next Generation? is Hamvention and ARRL 2019 National Convention Theme

ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Friday, April 19

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Friday, April 19. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on Friday, and no edition of the ARRL Audio News podcast this week. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Monday, April 22, at 8 AM EDT. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

AMSAT Academy to be Held Prior to Hamvention

AMSAT Academy will take place on Thursday, May 16, the day before Hamvention. AMSAT says this is a unique opportunity for both beginners and advanced satellite operators to learn about Amateur Radio in space and working the FM, linear transponder, and digital satellites now in orbit.

AMSAT Academy will take place on Thursday, May 16, 9 AM until 5 PM, at the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA...

DXpeditioner Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA, is Recipient of Intrepid Spirit Award

Djibouti J20DX IOTA DXpedition Equipment Impounded

Two of the J20DX operators, Col McGowan, MM0NDX, and Jonathan Bowes, MM0OKG, report that all of their radio equipment was impounded by customs at the airport upon arrival, despite the fact that the third operator, Christian Cabre, EA3NT, cleared customs smoothly 2 days earlier.

?This remains the case today despite our official radio licenses being issued by Djibouti Telecom permitting us to oper...

Hamvention Opening Gates to All on Final Day of 2019 Show

Hamvention has announced that it will open the gates to all, without charge, on the final day of the annual gathering at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Hamvention 2019 General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, said the idea is to encourage the curious to see what attracts some 30,000 visitors to Hamvention each spring.

?We have decided to open the doors to Hamvention to the p...

ARRL and FCC Sign Memorandum to Implement New Volunteer Monitor Program

ARRL and the FCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that paves the way to implement the new and enhanced Volunteer Monitor program. The memorandum establishes the Volunteer Monitors as a replacement for the Official Observers (OO) program. Current OOs have been encouraged to participate in the new program.

?We are excited by the opportunity to codify our partnership with the FCC and...

Amateur Radio in Space Pioneer Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK

ARRL Foundation Announces Dick Hanna, K3VYY, Memorial Scholarship

The ARRL Foundation has announced the Dick Hanna, K3VYY, Memorial Scholarship. Created through the generosity of the Hanna Family in memory of J. Richard ?Dick? Hanna, K3VYY, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, this scholarship is intended exclusively for educational use, to provide assistance with the cost of tuition, room, board, books and/or other fees essential to the higher education of the rec...

Honda Portable Generators Recalled Due to Potential Fire Hazard

American Honda has announced that it's voluntarily recalling some 200,000 of its portable generators sold in the US due to a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall includes the EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i generators. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the affected portable generators can leak gasoline from the fuel valve. Users should stop operating the recall...

ARRL Rolls Back Outgoing QSL Bureau Rates to 2011 Prices

World Amateur Radio Day 2019 Marks International Amateur Radio Union Founding

Thursday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 94th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), founded in Paris in 1925. Each year, WARD celebrates Amateur Radio's contribution to society. Groups in the US and around the world will celebrate WARD 2019 with on-the-air activities.

?I am pleased to extend my greetings for World Amateur Radio Day,? IAR...

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.


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