Monday 6th of April 2020
Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society
Founded in 1922 | Call sign G8TA

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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.
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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 […]

Foundation exams online during pandemic
On the 20 March 2020, the RSGB stopped accepting new exam bookings as part of its response to the government's guidance concerning coronavirus. Since then, it has been exploring ways in which it can use the online exams platform to enable new people to access amateur radio and obtain their licence. Following rigorous tests, the […]

Also in GB2RS this week?
To help and support radio amateurs who are isolated at home and would appreciate contact with other people, the RSGB Contest Committees are launching a new six week initiative: the Hope QSO Party. Starting on 6 April 2020 and open to every radio amateur, not just RSGB Members, this contest will also welcome international participation. […]