Monday 6th of April 2020
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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Henry Pinchin, G3VPE, 31st March 2020
Henry was licenced in 1966 and was operational from Spennymoor, County Durham. He became an enthusiastic member of RAYNET soon afterwards, initially with Mid Severn Valley RAYNET Group, then Solihull and Chelmsley Wood RAYNET Group around 1979, and West Midlands County RAYNET Group. From July 1975 to December 1981 he was the RSGB Regional Representative […]

G2HCG becomes centenarian this week
A good news story to start this week's news. The RSGB would like to wish Bill Sykes, G2HCG a happy 100th birthday for Wednesday, 8 April 2020. Bill is well-known for his involvement with JBeam aerials and for his in-depth knowledge of aerials in general. He is still active, mostly on 80m slow scan television.

Remember to vote in RSGB elections
Don?t forget that voting for the RSGB elections is still open. If you?ve struggled to find your Membership number, the Society has made it easier for you by adding it to the righthand sidebar of your Members? page when you log into Membership Services. This is your opportunity to choose who you want to be […]


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Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU, SK

Past ARRL Treasurer James E. ?Jim? McCobb, Jr., K1LU (ex-K1LLU, W1LLU), of West Newbury, Massachusetts, died on April 1. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77. McCobb served as ARRL Treasurer, a volunteer post, for nearly 32 years, from 1980 until 2012, when he was succeeded by current ARRL Treasurer Rick Niswander, K7GM. An active DXer and contester, McCobb was active from Belize, where he held the c...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

The K7RA Solar Update

A new sunspot appeared on the last day in March and the first days of April, with daily sunspot numbers of 12, 13 and 12. Total sunspot area increased on each day from 10 to 20 to 30 millionths of a solar hemisphere.

Fortunately, this was a Cycle 25 spot, according to the magnetic signature.

Prior to this no sunspots were seen since earlier in March, when daily sunspot numbers were 13 and 12 on M...


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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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