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.
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AREDN donates Mesh Networking equipment to ARRL
The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) project team has donated several pieces of High-Speed Multimedia Mesh (HSMM) hardware to the ARRL Laboratory

Iceland updates ham radio regs
The Iceland Radio Amateurs (IRA) site says the regulator PFS has updated the Amateur Radio regulations

'It's like Frankenstein's lab': Massive 78-year-old transmitter for sale
A piece of radio history could be yours for $5,000. A 1940 RCA 50 kW shortwave transmitter, located at the decommissioned Radio Canada International site in Sackville, is up for sale

What happens to discarded rocket boosters and old satellites?
Rockets routinely drop stages on their way to orbit, and you might wonder what happens to these spent piece of space hardware when they fall back?

Callum Stockley joins Icom UK's Marketing Department
Icom UK are pleased to announce that Callum Stockley joins the marketing department as their new Marketing Assistant

PicSat requests Ham Radio assistance to capture/upload telemetry
The Cubesat PicSat was launched on the same PSLV-C40 flight from India that delivered AO-92 to orbit

Foundation Online Course Statistics
Essex Ham have published the figures for the 14 free online amateur radio Foundation courses which were run in 2017

ICQ Podcast Episode 258 - Getting Ready for the Six Metre Season
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode's feature is Getting ready for the six-metre season

AO-92 Commissioning: HERCI Experiment and L-Band Downshifter
AMSAT North America reports on the testing of the L-Band Downshifter on the recently launched AO-92 CubeSat providing a 1267 to 435 MHz FM transponder

Craig VK5CE is pleased to announce his next DXpedition will be to three IOTAs in Western Australia

Southern Ireland Repeater Group
It recently became necessary to relocate the 70cm repeater EI7BWR on 430.875 to an alternative site due to a change of site owners who were not as accommodating to amateur radio

3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition news
We had an uneventful traverse of the Straits of Magellan, and are currently just southeast of the Falkland Islands, making approximately 11 knots

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th January, through Sunday, 21st January there were 217 countries active

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