Thursday 18th of October 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.
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61st Jamboree-On-The-Air is nearly here?
The excitement is building with 2 days to go as final preparations are put in place and the logistics work begins by the 3rd Limerick Scout Group who are participating in the largest Scouting event in the world, the 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air

Ofcom now issuing short 2E0xx Intermediate callsigns
It seems Ofcom are now issuing short callsigns for those who've passed the RSGB Intermediate (2x2 call) or Advanced (1x2 call) exams. This change provides a major incentive for radio amateurs to upgrade their licence

US Senator highlights ham radio's disaster response role
US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tweeted about the work radio amateurs have been doing in assisting with disaster response efforts in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Coming soon: The comet of the year
Get ready for a very nice comet. In exactly two months, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will sweep past Earth, making one of the 10 closest approaches of a comet to our planet during the Space Age

Ham radio operators take action when disaster strikes
TV broadcaster KOLO 8 NewsNow reports amateur radio operators ready to help with natural disasters

Technical advice on improving rail passengers? access to mobile data services
To help the Government's work to make it easier for rail passengers to get online while travelling, Ofcom has published technical advice originally provided to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in August

Free VE testing set
Our next free Amateur Radio Exam will be November 3, 2018, at the Thanksgiving Fire Department, 2375 Thanksgiving Fire Rd, Selma, NC

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

AMSAT-UK Colloquium / RSGB Convention ARISS talk released
The presentation on Amateur Radio on the International Space station (ARISS) given by Ciaran Morgan M0XTD and Eleanor Griffin M6NWZ has been released on YouTube

M7 Foundation Licences
The RSGB has issued a short statement regarding the new M7 Foundation amateur radio licences

RAC President attends ARISS-US Education Summit in Washington
RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, is in Washington, DC attending meetings for the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program

JOTA / JOTI 2018
JOTA / JOTI 2018 runs from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October 2018. This is the 61st year this event is running and is the largest Scouting event on the calendar with approximately 1,5 million Cubs, Scouts and Guides taking part

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition
After 18 months of intensive planning we will soon begin our long journey to Ducie Island. This is a team effort and you are part of the team. Please help us to work you by reviewing this important information

CQ Hou Koers
In South Africa, CQ Hou Koers is the Voortrekkers' national amateur radio day and takes place on Saturday 20 October with most Voortrekker stations active from 08:00 until 12:00 on 40 and 20 m and local repeaters