May 25, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1229

Release Date: September 17, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:23:40

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. 23 Centimeter Amateur Band and The Radio Navigation Satellite Service Coexistence September Update
  2. WRTH – The World Radio TV Handbook Continues!
  3. 104 Year Old Ham is On the Air
  4. 100th Anniversary of the Reading Pennsylvania Radio Club
  5. Hawaii Big Wind Drill Successfully Tests Emergency Radio Communications
  6. Amateur Radio Helps Disabled Sailboat to Port
  7. Amateur Radio Takes Center Stage at The Big E Exposition In Massachusetts
  8. Southern Ohio and Lawrence County Ohio Clubs To Hold Training Event
  9. FCC Asks Satellite Companies For A Five Year Disposal Plan For Defunct Satellites
  10. US Agency Looking At Developing Smaller Antennas For Increased Performance
  11. More Hams In Africa Gain Access To The Sixty Meter Band
  12. Radio Society of Great Britain Cancels Jubilee Activities On The Air Following Queens Death
  13. New Entry Level Amateur Class License Is Proposed In Germany
  14. Radio Amateurs of Canada Asks Hams To Comment On Proposed Callsign Changes
  15. Exams For China’s Class C License Have Been Rescheduled
  16. New Repeater Is Dedicated To Six Broadcast Engineers Who Perished On 9-11
  17. ARRL Foundation Grant Makes An Arkansas School Club Come To Life
  18. 1500 Pounds Of Radio Gear Set Sail For The Upcoming Palau DxPedition
  19. Radio amateurs in Ukraine diligently maintaining radio silence
  20. The Starlink Incident. How a minor geomagnetic storm brough down dozens of Starlink Satellites.
  21. Upcoming Contests, conventions and HamFests
  22. China to hold ham radio exam session to be held in Beijing
  23. Amateur radio makes the connection to save lives in Wisconsin and Idaho
  24. New Zealand resident fined for importing hand held transceivers without a license or permit
  25. Ofcom to release 700 MHz spectrum for PSNI/Police Service of Northern Ireland
  26. RSGB announcements following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  27. International Amateur Radio Union Region One monthly HF bands interference report

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT. We jump back in time to August of 2021 with a Best of The Tech Guy as Leo wishes a Happy 40th Birthday to the original IBM PC, with a retrospective look back.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, looks at tower mounted electronics with a look at his latest 900 MegaHertz installation.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, continues his look at the Amateurs Code. This week it is “Being Friendly on Amateur Radio.”
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • The latest from Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air (May 2022 Report) with Vance Martin, N3VEM
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of his summer series, Amateur Radio History Headlines. This week bill looks at the headlines that made the amateur radio news during the period between 1987 and 1991.

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