PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1098/1099

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1098/1099

Release Date: March 21, 2020

Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, George Bowen, W2XBS and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:49:33

Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1099

Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. Dayton Hamvention Announces Cancellation of 2020 Show
  2. ARRL Suspends Tours and Guest Visits to Headquarters and W1AW, RAC Head Office closes.
  3. International Group to Reactivate the Legendary Yasme VP2VB Call Sign
  4. Visalia International DX Convention, Other Events Cancelled Due to Virus Worries
  5. PSAT3 Launch Cancellation Means No DARPA Launch Challenge Winner
  6. ARISS Celebrating Successful Launch Carrying Interoperable Radio System to ISS
  7. Nominations Invited for 2020 McGan Silver Antenna Award for Excellence in Public Relations
  8. FCC To Hire Substantial Number Of New Agents To Capture Radio Pirates
  9. FCC Levies $18,000 Fine on Louisiana Amateur Radio Licensee
  10. Canceled Ohio ARES State Conference Morphs into Statewide Communication Exercise
  11. One VHF-UHF-Microwave Conference Postponed, Another Canceled
  12. Team Exuberance Aims to Lower the Average Age of CW Contesters
  13. Interest in Ham Radio Soaring As Country Grips With Virus Outbreak
  14. ARRL Calls for Continued Coexistence in 3.4 and 5.9 GHz Bands
  15. ARRL Says That Virus May Impact Amateur Radio License Testing
  16. Georgia Institute of Technology CubeSat to Feature Amateur Radio Robot Operation
  17. The British Amateur Television Club Offers Amateur Radio Clubs Free Streaming Service
  18. Ham Radio Clubs Connect Amid Social Distancing
  19. Long Island CW Club Offering Free, Online Morse Code Instruction for Homebound Youngsters
  20. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly Nominated for Another Term
  21. ARRL Headquarters Remains in Operation, Many Staffers Working Remotely

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT. Leo talks about working from home,
    and how Microsoft is downsizing its voice assistant, Cortana.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will tell you how to correctly replace your tower guy wires.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about how amateurs stand on the shoulders of giants, and a quick look at all bands, all modes, and all countries.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – Ancient Amateur Archives – History of Amateur Radio #11: this week, Bill returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, presenting Part Three of “The 1940’s VHF Spectrum Battles”
  • Classic RAIN: Classic Rain Edition #: “What is Real Ham Radio?” A special commentary.

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Updated: 2020-03-24 — 8:11 PM