Friday 20th of April 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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Tony's 10m Band Report
Well this past week has really belonged to 3B7A, the St. Brandon expedition. Top DX every day, even putting back some spots into the mix. Unfortunately if you haven?t worked them yet you ain?t gonna because they left on Tuesday 17th

Amateur Radio featured at NAB Show 2018
Once again, broadcasting professionals from around the world made the trek last week to Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention

Ham radio license changes in Norway
Norway's communications regulator Nkom is consulting on changes to the amateur radio regulations

Update on RT news channel
Ofcom has opened seven new investigations into the due impartiality of news and current affairs programmes on the RT news channel

Special presentation: Clyde Haehnle remembering WLW and VOA
AmateurLogic.TV Special Presentation: Clyde Haehnle, Remembering WLW 500 KW Super Power and Building VOA Bethany Relay Station

Dayton Hamvention® 2018: Icom in the Community
Icom America will once again be at the largest amateur radio gathering of the year. The Dayton Hamvention® will be back at the Greene County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. It proved to be an excellent venue in its first year of operation in 2017 and the Dayton Amateur Radio Club (DARC) has still further improvements planned for May 18 to 20, 2018 ? and so do we

SU8WD special event on the air
The Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society (ERASD) will be on-the-air as SU8WD from the 'Wadi Degla Protectorate'

Designing a satellite station
James M0JCQ says one of his amateur radio targets for 2018 is to get setup to work satellites from home

AMRO Weekend
Hi everyone I?m Nic VK7BEE and I?d just like to let you know that the weekend of April 28th/29th will see our military radio enthusiasts hosting the inaugural Australian Military Radio Operators Weekend

Radio pirate sentenced to 21 months
A man who broadcast spurious and potentially harmful calls on Victoria Police radio channels has been sentenced to 21 months? jail

Thelma Souper Memorial Contest
Thelma Souper worked to establish amateur radio as a hobby for women and to have women accepted as equals. She was instrumental in creating WARO, Women Amateur Radio Operators in New Zealand in 1962

Amateur radio: A hobby, social service
Telangana Today reports every year, April 18 becomes a rallying point for amateur radio operators worldwide, and even a few from India, who take to the airwaves to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day

Rodrigues Island
Members of the Association Réunionnaise des Radio Amateurs (ARRA) [FR4KM] Radio Club will be active as 3B9RUN from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) between May 11-16th

Results of the Hamnet 40m Simulated Emergency Contest
The results of the Hamnet 40m Simulated Emergency Contest held on Sunday 4 March 2018 have been released

Christmas Island
Operators Chris G3SVL, Nigel G3TXF, David G3WGN, Mike G3WPH and Tony G2NF (all 6Gs Group members) will be active as VK9XG from Christmas Island between October 16-30th

Nasa's Tess planet-hunter: What stars sound like
Part of Nasa's Tess telescope mission is to analyse the frequencies that stars emit

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

WSJT author K1JT at RSGB AGM
The RSGB have announced that Joe Taylor K1JT will be talking about WSJT at the Society's AGM in Birmingham on Saturday, April 21

EMF event tickets on sale today
Tickets for the bi-annual Electromagnetic Field (EMF) event which features an Amateur Radio Village will be on sale at 20:00 BST on Tuesday, April 17

K6KPH will be active for International Marconi Day
K6KPH, the amateur station of the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS), will be active for International Marconi Day (IMD) 2018 to help celebrate the birthday of the Great Man

Package from PackTenna
Some time ago, I received a nice message from PackTenna. The offer was simple, try them out, then tell them what I think. What makes this exciting, is not having featured a trail friendly, ultralight antenna system on the channel before

AmateurLogic 116: Friday the 13th
Emile completes the ?Cheap Old Loop?, Peter loves his FRG-7, Tommy and George experiment with the D-Star apps for iOS and Android with an Icom ID-4100 and Kenwood TH-D74A, Mike joins us for a look at his Inverted VE3MIC OCF Antenna, plus more lots fun and information

First Kosovo Z60A QSL card arrives
Following the LoTW upload of April.01, the first Kosovo, Z60A QSL card arrived in the U.S. during the past week to 92-year old Frank, K4BVQ, allowing him to reach the DXCC sticker #385

SAQ on Air on May 1st
World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station participates in the ERIH event WORK it OUT ? Industrial culture, on May 1 and as part of the event we plan for the first SAQ transmission since 2016

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition
We are now in the implementation phase of the project; equipment is being consolidated in Fremont, California. Customs brokers in the USA and New Zealand have been selected, and the New Zealand Government issued us an import / export license to ship the equipment to and from the country

Oregon radio hams prepare for disaster
Amateur radio operators could be a lifeline in a major disaster reports the Komo News

VK9X, Christmas Island
James Brooks, 9V1YC/N1YC, and Wilbert Knol, PE7T, are now active from Christmas Island (OC-002) until approximately April 21st

Upcoming ARISS contact with Central Islip Union Free School District, Central Islip, NY
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Central Islip Union Free School District, Central Islip, NY on 18 April

Revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations now includes additional 15 kHz for 60 Metre Band
In August 2017, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) issued ?Proposed Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations?.

Ham radio at Oxford Museum
The Oxford Mail reports there will be an amateur radio day on Saturday, April 21 at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Live stream of ARISS contact with school in Warwick, UK
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold KE5DAU with Kings High School, Warwick, UK this Thursday at approximately 12.05 UTC

Amateur radio thrives in Bartow
The Daily Tribune reports on the success of the Etowah Valley Amateur Radio Club and the Bartow County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

First Class CW Operators Club 80th anniversary
Iain, M0PCB, FOC Activity Coordinator, informs: In May 2018 the First Class CW Operators Club, FOC, will be celebrating its 80th anniversary

Baker Island DXpedition news
The 2018 DXpedition to Baker Island is proud to announce the addition of Neil King, VA7DX to our team

Surprise asteroid flyby
With little warning, on Sunday, April 15th, a 'Tunguska-class' asteroid about the size of a football field flew through the Earth-Moon system

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th April, through Sunday, 15th April there were 208 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin