Friday 18th of August 2017
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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This weekend for lighthouses
The 20th annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend has so far attracted 430 registrations from throughout the world and a few more may be received

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2017
The upcoming weekend sees this year's edition of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW), with close to 400 activations already registered

International lighthouse on the air - GB2SL Spurn Lighthouse
This year the Humber Fortress DX ARC have been invited by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to put on a station during International Lighthouse on the air weekend

Portuguese lighthouses 'On The Air' for ILLW 2017
Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (August, 19-20th)

Russian Cosmonauts deploy satellites
On Thursday, July 17, ISS Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy manually deployed 5 satellites during a spacewalk

Ham radio operators to monitor roadways
Forty amateur radio operators will be providing three days of volunteer service beginning Saturday morning and concluding whenever Monday's outbound traffic rush subsides following the Great American Solar Eclipse

Australia - Senate slams ABC cut to shortwave radio
The ABC has been slammed by all sides of politics over its 'foolish' decision to cut the transmission of shortwave radio to remote Australia and the Pacific Islands

Icom Inc. announce dates for D-STAR QSO Party 2017
We are pleased to inform you that Icom Inc. will be holding once again a D-STAR (Digital Amateur Radio) QSO party this year

AmateurLogic 12th Anniversary Sweepstakes
It's just about time to celebrate another birthday at ALTV. We?ve teamed up with Icom and MFJ for another great giveaway

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report
Not a good week at all with Thursday being particularly poor

New owner for Practical Wireless and RadioUser magazines
Practical Wireless and RadioUser magazines have been bought by Warners Group Publications, a Lincolnshire-based multi-million-pound turnover publishing company that specialises in producing magazines, websites and events for niche hobbies

Three ELaNa CubeSats delivered to Space Station
NanoRacks reports on a delivery of payloads to the ISS including three CubeSats which are part of NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission

New predictions for the solar eclipse
Next Monday, Aug. 21st, the Moon will pass directly in front of the sun producing an historic solar eclipse over the USA

Ofcom licensing issue - short call signs
The RSGB reports that Ofcom has issued in error, a small number of two-letter suffix call signs

Blackburn stops Radio Rovers after 23 years
The UK's longest running annual RSL at Blackburn Rovers Football Club has ceased broadcasting this season

Today! - NASA TV to air six-hour spacewalk at ISS
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance

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