Wednesday 23rd of October 2019
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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New Youth Champion
We?re pleased to announce that Rob Evered, G2RE has joined us as the volunteer Youth Champion. Rob will work closely with the Youth Team to develop links (with schools, scouts & guides, universities and the public) and motivate young people to get involved in amateur radio.

WUSAT-3 talk now online
A new video has been released on YouTube of a talk given to the AMSAT-UK Colloquium, which was part of the RSGB 2019 Convention. The talk given by Professor Julia Hunter-Anderson is on the WUSAT-3 CubeSat project, and highlights potential uses of satellites for wildlife tracking. You can watch it at tinyurl.com/GB2RS-1020-A.

Apply for GB19YOTA now
Have you applied to host the call sign for this year's Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month in December 2019? It is a great opportunity to encourage youngsters to get on the air and to learn more about the practical side of the hobby. The RSGB has the call sign GB19YOTA and we?re looking for […]

GB2RS News Script for 20 October 2019
Tap or click the link below to download this week's GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 20 October 2019 (11-page/179KB Microsoft Word document)

Construction Competition results
The RSGB Construction Competition 2019, generously sponsored and supported by Martin Lynch & Sons, was very well supported, with a larger number of entries this year. We?d like to thank all the judges for their time and expertise, and the entrants who took the trouble to bring their projects to the RSGB 2019 Convention. Judges? […]


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ARRL Creates New Online Groups for Members to Communicate with Leadership

Pitcairn Island VP6R DXpedition on the Air; Injured Operator Evacuated

Pitcairn Island DXpedition leader Glen Johnson, W0GJ, reports the VP6R team arrived at the South Pacific island on October 17, after the m/v Braveheart anchored offshore. After clearing customs and immigration, the team was transported to the home of Andy Christian, where the DXpedition's equipment had been shipped well in advance.

?The steep dirt roads were very muddy from lots of recent rains...

SAQ Transmission Set for UN Day on October 24

A transmission from the vintage Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton, Sweden, will complement activities marking United Nations Day on October 24. Transmitter startup for the 17.2 kHz transmission will take place at around 1630 UTC, with a peace message transmission beginning at 1700 UTC. A live stream will be available on the Alexanderson website. No QSL cards will be sent, and no list of repor...

Louisiana, Mississippi Amateur Radio Volunteers Support ?Bike MS: Dat's How We Roll? Event

Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club Celebrates Centennial with Second-Century Special Event

The Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club (MSUARC) turns 100 this month. The club, which holds the call signs W8MSU and W8SH, celebrated its centennial with a special event station on October 19.

?We?re celebrating a milestone,? said Faculty Advisor Gregory Wierzba. ?The club has been a licensed ham radio station for a century. It's been on the air almost as long as radio licenses have be...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is 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.

 

New ARRL Handbook and ARRL Antenna Book Editions Available in Your Favorite Format

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity remains very low. At the bottom of the sunspot cycle, any sunspot activity is fleeting. Again, another week passes with no sunspots at all. Spaceweather.com reports no sunspots for the past two weeks, and the total number of spotless days this year is now 213 days, or 73%, matching the percentage of spotless days in 2008.

Average daily solar flux during the week of October 10-16 w...

ARES/ACS Supports 2019 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show

20th International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 General Assembly Held in Peru

Twenty International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (the Americas) member-societies took part in the 20th IARU Region 2 General Assembly, which wrapped up on October 3 in Peru, hosted by Radio Club Peruano. Representatives of fifteen member-societies attended in person, while five other member-societies participated via proxy. During the third plenary, the presidents and secretaries of the...

So Now What? Podcast

?Ham Lingo? will be the focus of the new (October 17) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.

If you?re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! So Now What? offers insights from those who?ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating new-episode we...

ARRL to Launch New On the Air Magazine in January

ARRL is launching a new magazine, On the Air, in January 2020. To be published on a bimonthly basis, On the Air will offer new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communication. Each issue will include advice and insights on topics from the variety of Amateur Radio interests and activities: radio technology, operating, equipment, project buildin...

Bidding Begins Today in the Annual ARRL Online Auction

Bidding gets under way today, October 17, on more than 230 items on the block in the 14th annual ARRL Online Auction. Bidding begins at 10 AM EST (1400 UTC). The auction will continue through Thursday, October 24, closing at 10 PM EST (Friday, October 25, at 0200 UTC).

The 2019 auction includes lab-tested QST ?Product Review? gear, vintage books, used equipment, and one-of-a-kind items. Some pre...

Mail Delivery Problem Affecting Delivery of Board Election Ballots in West Gulf Division

ARRL has become aware of a mail delivery problem affecting the ARRL Board of Director election ballots sent to members in part of the West Gulf Division. Recent flooding has affected some US Postal Service distribution centers in the Houston region of the state, damaging some sorting machines. This is delaying delivery to many members in that area. They are processing mail out, but there are de...

IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, Offers Amateur Radio Perspective on WRC-19


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