Thursday 25th of February 2021
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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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BBC reports Lincoln Short Wave Club Centenary
Lincoln Short Wave Club celebrated its 100th birthday on Wednesday 10 February. Steve, G6TVP was interviewed about the club and amateur radio on BBC Radio Lincoln’s Breakfast Show on Wednesday morning. The interview begins at 1:17:49

Tonight @ 8 looks at propagation tools
The next RSGB Tonight @ 8 webinar takes place on Monday the 1st of March. RSGB Propagation Studies Committee Chair, Steve Nichols, G0KYA will look at ?Using propagation prediction tools?. On the Society's website you can find out more about all the Tonight @ 8 webinars as well as links to further information, books and […]

GB2RS News Script for 21 February 2021
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 21 February 2021 (12-page/217KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.

Film-maker seeks funding
?Through The Waves? is looking to raise funding to film the untold story of Artie Moore. He was young man from Pontllanfraith who, in 1912, received the distress call from the sinking Titanic. At over 3,000 miles, it was the furthest any radio signal in the world had been received. The filmmakers, directed by Ben […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
The RSGB's Examination Standards Committee has launched a consultation on a new, Direct to Full licence exam. It would run in parallel with the existing three-tier system. The Society is encouraging everyone to take part and give their views. The background to this consultation, as well as links to the proposed syllabus and the survey, […]


ARRL News Feed

?Whirlwind Boom? Emergency Communications Exercise Set in Northern Florida

The amateur radio communications team of the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief has created a multi-site radio communications exercise dubbed ?Whirlwind Boom,? designed to bring together volunteers and local agencies across northern Florida and throughout the southeastern US. The 2-hour drill is set for Friday, March 19. Invitations have gone out to Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESŪ) groups, ...

ARES and Red Cross Cooperate to Assist Storm-Affected Residents in Texas

ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESŪ) and American Red Cross volunteers joined forces in Texas under the ARRL/Red Cross memorandum of understanding in responding to the situation resulting from unseasonably frigid weather. Kevin McCoy, KF5FUZ, said the Red Cross formally requested an ARES activation in Texas to address the effects of the natural disaster, which included a lack of drinkin...

Youth on the Air will Make Final Decision on Summer Camp in April

ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, to Keynote QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

The K7RA Solar Update

Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Tentatively on for 2021

Innovator Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Donates Sophisticated Vector Signal Generator to ARRL

ARRL Life Member Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, has donated a Rohde & Schwarz SMBV100A vector signal generator to the ARRL Laboratory. The device offers internal signal generation for all major digital radio standards. ?That is absolutely fabulous news and extremely generous,? ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, told Rohde.

ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, said the instrument will be a valuable addition ...

British Columbia Radio Amateur Copies Signal from Mars-Orbiting Satellite

As reported on Spaceweather.com, Canadian radio amateur Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, has snagged another signal from deep space. His latest conquest has been to copy the signal from China's Tianwen-1 (pronounced ?tee-EN-ven?) probe, which went into orbit around Mars on February 10. Tilley told Spaceweather.com that the probe's X-band signal was ?loud and audible.?

?It was a treasure hunt,? Tilley told ...

ARRL Board Considers Plan to Cover New $35 FCC Fee for Some Young Applicants

At its Annual Meeting in January, the ARRL Board of Directors considered a motion to offer a new service that would pay the new but not-yet-implemented $35 FCC application fee for a limited number of new radio amateurs younger than age 18 who, at the time of testing, belonged to an ARRL Affiliated 501(c)(3) charitable organization and passed their tests through an ARRL VEC-sponsored exam sessio...

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem, ex-LU1SM, SK

The former president of Argentina, Carlos Menem, ex-LU1SM, died on February 14. He was 90. Menem took office in 1989, serving for 10 years. Menem was active on the air in the 1980s and 1990s. He had earlier served as regional governor. Menem served as a senator from 2005 until 2019. According to the New York Times, ?Menem was hospitalized in December with kidney failure and had been put in a me...

ARES Volunteers Reported Responding to Severe Weather

Weather gone wild might be an apt description of the conditions in many parts of the US, with sub-freezing temperatures in areas not prepared for that sort of thing. Aberrant weather seems to be happening across many US regions. Snow has fallen in Texas and Oklahoma, accompanied by record-setting temperature readings.

The severe weather has caused power and telecommunications outages, and ARRL A...

Fall DXpedition to Willis Island Set, Outing to Mellish Reef Postponed

ITU News Magazine Covers World Radio Day, Includes Articles on Ham Radio

The latest issue of the free publication ITU News Magazine highlights World Radio Day (observed each year on February 13), featuring two articles on amateur radio. Articles in the magazine include the evolution of radio throughout the ages, ham radio and emergency communications, and remarks by International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam VE6SH, regarding why World Amateur Radio...

Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, SK

Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, of Costa Mesa, California, died on February 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 78. First licensed in 1956, Goddard was an electrical engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Montana State University. He worked for Collins Radio and later for Boeing, from which he retired as an executive.

After several years working wit...

CAPE-3 CubeSat Launched

The University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette student-built CAPE-3 satellite was launched on January 17. A 1-U CubeSat, CAPE-3 includes a ?digipeater and experimental UHF adaptive radio.? An AX-25 telemetry downlink has been coordinated on 145.825 MHz and a 1k2 frequency-shift keying (FSK) downlink has been coordinated on 435.325 MHz, ?which may burst to 100 kHz bandwidth,? according to the IAR...