Wednesday 24th of January 2018
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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ARRL Board of Directors Agrees to Review of Conduct Code for Directors

The ARRL Board of Directors took action on a number of items at its Annual Meeting, January 19-20, in Windsor, Connecticut, including adopting a motion to a review the entire code of conduct for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of Members of the Board of Directors and Vice Directors. ARRL Officers, Directors, and Vice Directors will review the c...

Southern California Linux Expo, Special Event N6S Set for March 8-11

The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) will take place March 8-11 at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCaLE began hosting Amateur Radio presentations in 2015, and this year's SCaLE will include Special Event statin N6S, staffed by members of the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society (VCARS), who will answer questions about Amateur Radio and how it relates to Linux and the open-sou...

New IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Named

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee has named Dennis Stice, WI5V, of Oklahoma City, as the new HF Beacon Coordinator for the region. Former Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Bill Hayes, WJ5O, stepped down on January 19, after 10 years in that position.

IARU R2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, praised Hayes for his service. ?During this period Bill, has advise...

Co-Launched CubeSats Settling Into Orbits, Missions

Commissioning and testing continue of the L-Band Downshifter and the University of Iowa's High-Energy CubeSat Radiation Instrument (HERCI) on the new Fox-1D (AO-92) CubeSat. AO-92 could be available for general use by week's end, AMSAT said. The co-launched French PicSat CubeSat is seeking telemetry reports. Both were carried into space from India on January 12.

AMSAT-NA reports the University o...

Amendment to ARRL DXCC Rules Will Expand DXCC List

The ARRL Board of Directors approved a motion to amend the DXCC Rules, when it met January 19-20. Section II, Subsection 1 of the DXCC Rules now will include a new Subsection (d): The entity has a separate IARU member society and is included on the US State Department Independent States in the World.

?The discussion during the Board meeting and the rule change did not address any specific entity...

New Hands-On Radio Experiments Book Now Shipping

Lifelong learners will welcome Volume 3 of ARRL's Hands-On Radio Experiments, assembled from the past four years (2013-2017) of QST's monthly ?Hands-On Radio? column, written by Ward Silver, N0AX. Silver expertly leads you through 57 basic electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of radio fundamentals, components, circuits and design. Like the previous volumes, the exper...

Secretive ?Numbers Stations? Persist on HF

For many years, unidentified radio broadcasts have been transmitting coded messages, using numbers, such as ?6-7-9-2-6. 5-6-9-9-0.? Even today, tuning across the HF spectrum typically will yield a ?numbers station,? a mechanical-sounding voice (male or female) methodically announcing groups of single-digit numbers for minutes on end. According to Radio World, you may have tuned into a spy agenc...

Father of DOVE Satellite Junior Torres de Castro, PY2BJO, SK

AREDN Donates Mesh Networking Equipment to ARRL

Mode Usage Evaluation: 2017 was ?the Year When Digital Modes Changed Forever?

Club Log author and UK radio amateur Michael Wells, G7VJR, has reported that data compiled from 8,000 Club Log users indicates the proportion of FT-8 usage relative to other modes has risen dramatically since FT8's introduction last year. Every few years, Wells has posted charts depicting mode usage on the amateur bands, based on log data uploaded to Club Log. Graphs he posted last week show th...

Board Re-Elects Rick Roderick, K5UR, as ARRL President; Barry Shelley, N1VXY, is CEO-Elect

Incumbent ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has been re-elected by the League's Board of Directors for a second term. The Board convened for its Annual Meeting on January 19-and 20. President Roderick, the League's 16th President, received 9 votes, while the only other nominee, New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, received 6 votes.

Current ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, ...

Grid Chasers: Make Sure TQSL Includes Your Grid Square

ARRL International Grid Chase (IGC) participants are encouraged to make sure that that each Logbook of The World (LoTW) station location in TQSL includes your grid square. To check, open TQSL, click on Station Locations, then on Display Station Location Properties. If no grid square is indicated, click on Edit a Station Location and insert the grid square for that location.

If TQSL does not cont...

FCC Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown

The FCC has issued a brief statement regarding its plans in the event of a partial government shutdown, which could start on January 20.

?In the event of a partial government shutdown, because of available funding, the Federal Communications Commission plans to remain open and pay staff at least through the close of business on Friday, January 26,? the FCC said.

This means the FCC will continue t...

The K7RA Solar Update

It was a quiet week in space weather (January 11-17) with zero sunspots over the weekend and geomagnetic indicators rising only slightly.

Compared to last week, average daily sunspot numbers declined from 11.9 to 7, but average daily solar flux went from 69.9 to 70.7. Seems counter-intuitive that sunspot and solar flux would move in opposite directions, but these are all very low numbers anyway,...

AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds.

Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet's arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur ...