Tuesday 27th of July 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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GB2RS News Script for 25 July 2021
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 25 July 2021 (15-page/418KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.

RSGB Convention
Despite hoping to meet face-to-face again this year, the RSGB Convention in October will again be online. This major indoor event takes many months to plan and, due to continuing Covid-19 uncertainty, the Society has to make the safety of attendees, volunteers and staff a priority. The RSGB is putting together another programme of excellent […]

RadCom Basics ? July 2021 edition now out
We are pleased to announce the July 2021 edition of RadCom Basics is now available at rsgb.org/radcom-basics. In this edition you can read about split frequency operation, and more on logging and eLog, amongst other subjects. Check out all the topics covered by new and familiar contributors?whether you?re new to the hobby, or returning and […]

NRC Net to close
As life returns, we hope, to a degree of normality, the regular weekday National Radio Centre net will cease. Instead, at 10.30am on 3.737MHz an informal gathering will take place for those that want to call in and have a QSO. The RSGB would like to thank Nigel, G4RWI, who ran the NRC 80m net […]

DARC reports survey results
The German national society (DARC) has published the results of the amateur radio survey they conducted for the IARU. They had 550 respondents. The results are available via the DARC website, in German. There are some similarities with the RSGB's survey, as well as opinions on FT8 and licensing.


ARRL News Feed

Stations to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary of FT8

ARRL Board of Directors Creates Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee

At its just-concluded July 2021 meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors approved By-Law changes creating a third Standing Committee that joins the existing Administration and Finance Committee and Programs and Services Committee.

The charter of the new Emergency Communications and Field Services Committee (EC-FSC) is to develop and recommend new or modified Board policy and programs for emergency c...

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: It's exciting to observe increasing sunspot activity. Recently Solar Cycle 25 produced new sunspots frequently, and I watch them pop up every day on Spaceweather.com. New sunspots emerged on July 14, 16, 17, 19 and 20, and two new ones appeared on July 21. When I look at this image from July 22, our sun is peppered with spots, reminding me of past solar cycles....

ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Central Division

ARRL Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA, has stepped down as Central Division Director. Carlson made the announcement at the July 2021 Board of Directors meeting this past weekend. Vice Director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, has acceded to the Director's chair, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Brent Walls, N9BA, to succeed Luetzelschwab as the Central Division Vice ...

Massachusetts Court Okays Amateur Radio Tower, Citing Board of Appeals? Error

A judge in the Massachusetts Land Court has ruled that the Zoning Board of Appeals in the City of Framingham ?erred? in revoking a building permit for an 80-foot ham radio tower as an accessory use. The Building Commissioner in Framingham had granted ARRL member Mikhail ?Misha? Filippov, KD1MF, a building permit for the tower, and Filippov had begun pouring concrete for the tower footings. Neig...

FCC Investigating Alleged ?Jamming? on 40 Meters

Reports suggest that jamming stations have been deployed on the lower portion of 40 meters. The jamming appears to be coming from Cuba. The signals, spaced at regular intervals, exhibit a squishy, popping noise. The apparent jamming showed up after anti-government protesters took to the streets in Cuba, followed by a government crackdown. So far, there's no proven connection between the jamming...

AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open for Amateur Use

AMSAT's Engineering and Operations Teams have announced that AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) is now open for amateur use. AMSAT advises operators to use efficient modes for making contacts, such as CW or FT4, because issues with the satellite make SSB voice contacts ?challenging at best.? An article in the May/June 2021 issue (Vol. 44, No. 3) of The AMSAT Journal details the various attempts t...

AMSAT-NA Issues First Call for Papers

ARRL 2020 Annual Report Now Available to Download

The ARRL 2020 Annual Report has been posted and is available to download. The report summarizes ARRL program and fiscal activity for the year.

In his introductory remarks, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said that 2020 was a difficult and challenging year for ARRL. ?The coronavirus pandemic changed everything, from the way we socialized, to the way we worked, to the way students learned,? Ro...

Amateur Radio Responds to Flooding in Western Europe

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, reported over the weekend that amateur radio volunteers have responded in the wake of widespread and catastrophic flooding in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The flooding, resulting from unprecedented heavy rainfall, has claimed more than 120 lives. Hundreds more remain unaccounted ...

The K7RA Solar Update

Most 2021 Field Day Participants Entered in Class D

Youth on the Air Campers Enjoy Successful ISS Contact, Busy with Other Activities

The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas wraps up on Friday in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, the campers have been operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting and from the camp hotel.

?Things are going really well,? Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, said on Wednesday evening. The earlier l...

ARRL Headquarters Holds Rededication Ceremony

On Thursday, July 15, at 10 AM EDT, ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, hosted a rededication ceremony, recognizing ARRL's commitment to all radio amateurs who enhance the communications capability and security of the nation. The event coincided with the attendance of ARRL's all-volunteer Board of Directors, who had traveled in from across the country for in-person committee and Board ...

Youth on the Air Campers Activating W8Y, ARISS Contact Set for July 14

The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in North, Central, and South America is now under way in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, campers are operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township and from the camp hotel. The camp will run until Friday, July 16.

The approximately two dozen ca...