Monday 23rd of October 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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Aussie pico balloon series restarts
After an absence since March this year, a tiny high altitude balloon PS-72 launched from Melbourne was right on track to head north in Victoria before turning west into South Australia. Andy Nguyen VK3YT put up PS-72 on Sunday 15th, a solar powered party foil-like balloon measuring 90-cm across, filled with hydrogen

New venue for Cape Town SDR Workshop
Due to problems on the CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) campus, the venue for the SDR Workshop to be held in Cape Town on 4 November has been changed

International Space Station crew invites public along for photographic trip around world
NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will spend one full orbit photographing Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 23, and he is inviting people around the globe to share images from their Earth-side vantage point on social media

The Terahertz spectrum
Most radio amateurs are only active on the bottom 30 MHz of the entire radio spectrum, which covers in total 300 000 MHz (300 GHz)

Weekend meteors from Halley's Comet
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower

J-Codes are designed to enable very basic communication between Scouts that do not share a common language

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Tony's 10m Band Report
A week on Fuerteventura for me and now we?re back. Best DX VK9XI (Xmas Is), S9YY (Sao Tome and Principe), XT2AW (Birkina Faso, SU/DM4DX (Egypt), PS300NSA (Brazil) and LZ105PBP (Bulgaria)

FCC scraps Telegraph regulations
The FCC, continuing its drive to remove outmoded regulations and reduce the regulatory burden, has scrapped Telegraph regulations

Emergency Communications Committee minutes released
A meeting of the RSGB Emergency Communications Committee meeting was held at the National Hamfest, Newark on September 29, 2017

Foundations of Amateur Radio #124
What to pack for a Contest? In the past I've talked about what kind of station I have, how I tend to operate and what kind of tools I use in my day-to-day running of an Amateur Radio station. This week I want to take a closer look at what I do when I participate in a contest

Beginners Guide to Ham Radio, Make Your Own
The Autodesk EAGLE PCB design software site has a great article promoting amateur radio

Getting Started with Satellites on Ham Talk Live
Episode 86 of Ham Talk Live, broadcast October 19, featured Sean Kutzko KX9X talking about how to get started on the amateur radio satellites

Portuguese JOTA station list 2017 available
A complete list of Portuguese stations that will be active during this weekend for the 60th Jamboree On The Air 2017 is now available