Friday 24th of January 2020
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
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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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RSGB Board application deadline looms
The deadline for applications for the two elected RSGB Board Director positions is Friday, 31 January 2020. This is your opportunity to take an important and interesting role in leading the Society into the next decade. You’ll find guidance and candidate forms on the RSGB elections page, but if you?d like an informal chat to […]

British Science Week info now available
If you or your radio club want to get involved in British Science Week, which takes place between 6 and 15 March 2020, activity packs are now available to download. The pack contains tips on how to run British Science Week in school or at home, easy-to-run activities, and details of the annual poster competition. […]

Why GB3GV is QRP
Leicestershire digital ATV repeater GB3GV has been significantly down on power for the last couple of weeks. Due to failure of one of the transmitter stages it has only been running about 1W to the antenna. Repairs will hopefully be carried out soon, which will bring the signal back to full strength. Further info at […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
Regulators in Spain are allowing radio amateurs there to exchange their current longer-format call signs for permanent 2 x 1 call signs. To be eligible, applicants must have held a licence issued by Spanish authorities without any sanctions and have at least 15 years of experience in international amateur radio. Germany is again permitting amateurs […]

GB2RS News Script for 26 January 2020
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 26 January 2020 (11-page/161KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link.


ARRL News Feed

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.

 

N0AX Wins the January QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the January 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is ?Untangling the Decibel Dilemma? by H. Ward Silver, NØAX.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.

 

ARRL to Argue for Continued Access to 3-GHz Spectrum as FCC Sets Comment Deadlines

The K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots appeared over this reporting week (January 16-22) and on January 22 Spaceeweather.com reported currently the consecutive period of spotless days is 11. But all recent sunspots have had Cycle 25 polarity.

Average daily solar flux reported in last week's bulletin was 72.5, and this week it was 71.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5.6 to 4.1, and the middle latitude A index ch...

AMSAT Says its GOLF-TEE Initiative has Met a Major Milestone

ARRL Events App is Available for Apple iOS and Android Devices

ITU Development Sector Publication Highlights Amateur Radio's Role in Emergency Communication

Amateur radio is featured in the publication, ITU Guidelines for national emergency telecommunication plans, published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Development Sector (ITU-D). The publication notes that radio amateurs have supported communication in emergency situations on a voluntary basis since the dawn of radio.

?They are experts in radio communications and have the equi...

Spanish Radio Amateurs May Exchange Current Call Signs for Permanent 2 × 1 Call Signs

ARES Volunteers Establish ?Plan B? Communication Network in Puerto Rico

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers in Puerto Rico continued over the weekend to report for daily duty at an American Red Cross (ARC) distribution center in Mayagüez and at ARC Headquarters in San Juan. The two sites are at the ready to provide a ?Plan B? communication backbone in the event the seismic situation worsens. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southwestern Puerto Rico ...

ARISS Opens Window for ISS Ham Radio Contact Proposals on February 1

Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO

At its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer. Beginning Monday, January 20, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, will become interim CEO. Mr. Shelley was ARRL's Chief Financial Officer for 28 years and CEO during 2018 before his retirement. The board has created a search committee to select the next CEO. More details on this ...

New Book from ARRL: Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners

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.

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners

The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ said it was stunned by the number of re...

Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall

The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a ?large-scale DXpedition? to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.

?We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,? said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. ?Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for two clos...