Thursday 22nd of April 2021
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.
The West Midlands Trophy is sponsored by web hosting solutions at www.intermip.net

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The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is the UK's national membership organisation for amateur radio enthusiasts.


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GB3RS on the air for World Amateur Radio Day
The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) showed support for World Amateur Radio Day on Sunday 18 April. GB3RS was activated by Stefano, G7RDX who is an NRC Volunteer. Using the FT5000 with a doublet antenna, Stefano made many QSOs on both the 80m and 40m bands. The NRC Co-ordinator Martyn Baker, G0GMB supported Stefano and ensured […]

Archibold ?Arch? Doty Jr, W7ACD, 27 February 2021
Archibald Colville Doty Jr, W7ACD, passed away on the 27th of February 2021. Born to Margaret (Bunker) and Archibald Doty Sr on 28 March 1920, Arch grew up on Delavan Terrace in Yonkers, New York. He graduated high school from The Loomis Institute. In the autumn of 1939, Arch brought radio to Wesleyan University in […]

GB2RS News Script for 18 April 2021
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 18 April 2021 (13-page/217KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.


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Career and Talent Opportunities at ARRL

The digital transformation at ARRL is under way! A significant commitment of talent and investment is being made to develop a dynamic and responsive digital enterprise in areas of amateur radio innovation and member engagement. This initiative is opening opportunities for experienced amateur radio enthusiasts to make ARRL the next stop in their careers. "ARRL is where vocation and avocation col...

ARRL, American Red Cross Renew Memorandum of Understanding

ARRL and the American Red Cross (ARC) have renewed their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for another 5 years. The MOU spells out how ARRL and the American Red Cross will work cooperatively during a disaster response.

?We are pleased to extend our partnership with the American Red Cross,? ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said. ?This agreement details how ARRL Amateur Radio Emer...

Woody Brem, K3YV, is the 2020 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award Winner

The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has selected Ellwood ?Woody? Brem, K3YV, of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, as the winner of the 2020 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award for his article, ??Leaky? Antenna Switches,? which appeared in the March 2020 issue of QST. The Foundation Board acted on a recommendation from the QST editorial staff in selecting the recipient at its January 27 annual...


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Suspension of face-to-face activities

The officers of WARS are following the developing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The Prime Minister has now said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

Suspension of face-to-face activities

Given this guidance, all face-to-face WARS meetings, activities and events must be suspended from, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to ALL members, friends, family and visitors, and will be until further notice.

We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved with the Society, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

Government advice

The Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Events

We shall from Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 8pm until further notice be holding virtual meetings on air on 145.350 MHz or other frequency via the calling channel 145.500 MHz.

This decision has not be taken lightly and I hope the Society can remain active in a virtual way until this crisis passes.

Best Regards

Vaughan Ravenscroft M0VRR WARS Chairman

We're a friendly bunch and welcome members old and new to come and join us for a chat and share our passion and enthusiasm for the hobby of Amateur radio. The Society takes part in special events such as Steam Fairs, Canal Boat Rallies, Mills on Air, JOTA and other local events.

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Meetings are informal and the club serves a wide selection of wines, spirits and beers including traditional cask ales, a variety of soft drinks are also available and all are reasonably priced. There is also a car park and plenty of on street parking.

Amateur Radio ? So if you have stumbled upon this website you might be thinking, "What is Amateur Radio all about then ?"

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and can also be a volunteer public service.

But most of the time, it's about the most fun you can have with a radio. It's a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection and to keep in touch with friends across town, across the country or even across the world.
It is an incredibly diverse and very popular interest with over six million people involved worldwide.

So if you are looking for a Radio Society in Wolverhampton or what to know more about amateur radio then come and give us a try.

Wolverhampton Electricity Sports and Social Club but was also named affectionately by the many members and local people as 'The Electric Club', St. Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 0QH.
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