Friday 22nd of January 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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John Branagh, GI3YRL, 19th January 2021
It is with sad news we hear of the passing of John Branagh, GI3YRL, on the 19th of January 2021. A founding member of the Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group. Always involved, sharing his vast knowledge. An exceptional teacher and friend who will be sadly missed. Tribute by Darryl Mudd, 2I0CGZ, for Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group

Stig Rasmussen, G1MVF, 15th January 2021
With great sadness I learned that Stig Rasmussen, G1MVF died of Covid-19 on the evening of Friday 15-Saturday 16 January 2021. Some eight days before his death he believed he had contracted Covid-19. He was taken to hospital where, sadly, he subsequently passed away. Mervyn S Foster Chairman, Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society

Andy Levy, M5ALG, 27th December 2020
Andy Levy, M5ALG passed away on the 27th of December 2020. He was a major factor in the McMichael Rally Committee for over 15 years as Booking and Organising Manager, with his cheerful welcome to all, he was in to contesting being first licenced in 1995 as G7UET. His other interests were the Christian Aid Walk, […]


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Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes

A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents. But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESŪ) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that's when amateur radio shines.

Haney, the president of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), was the foc...

The K7RA Solar Update

We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. But fortunately Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with a new sunspot on January 15.

Average daily sunspot number increased from zero last week, to 14.7 in the January 14-20 reporting period.

Average daily solar flux rose from 73.8 to 76.1, and geomagnetic indicators sank to very quiet levels. Average d...

David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award


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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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