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This Week in Amateur Radio

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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1136

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1136

Release Date: December 5, 2020

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zitell, KD2RJX Fred Fitte, NF2F, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:39:31

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. Powerful Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection Occur on November 29th
  2. It Lives Again! Radio Shack Purchased by Online Retailer
  3. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai Departing
  4. Arecibo Observatory Instrument Platform Falls into Iconic Dish
  5. Ex-Google Chief Says This Age Is When Kids Are The Smartest
  6. Federal Communications Commission To Require Email Addresses On Applications
  7. December is Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) Month
  8. Launch Window for AMSAT’s RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E Opens on December 19th
  9. WX1AW and WX4NHC will be On the Air for SKYWARN Recognition Day 2020
  10. ARRL Announces Director, Vice Director, Section Manager Election Results
  11. New York City-Long Island Section Manager Re-Elected
  12. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  13. Yasme Foundation Announces Excellence Awards
  14. Croatia Becomes The Latest Country To Grant Access To The New 40 MegaHertz Band
  15. Rugged Race Products, Marketer Of Mobile Rigs and HT’s Is Fined By The FCC
  16. Shard Building In London Is Now Sending Morse Code For The Holidays
  17. US Post Office Is Suspending International Service To Select Countries
  18. Special Event To Celebrate The First Transmission Of Voice
  19. ARRL Asks The FCC To Allow 3.4 GigaHertz Operations Until The Spectrum Is Otherwise Occupied
  20. The Dayton HamVention Announces Its 2021 Theme Entitled The Gathering
  21. New Distance Records Are Set During A Recent Transequtorial Propagation Event
  22. 2021 Will Kick Off With A Year Long Contest Called “Bands Alive DX”
    23 The Annual Christmas Eve Transmission From The SAQ Alternator Has Been Cancelled Due To Covid
  23. Check Out The New YouTube Amateur Radio Channel called “Ham Radio Perspectives”

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • “A Hams Special Christmas Present” with Jock Elliott, KB2GOM
  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about how to stay secure on the open wi-fi network in your apartment complex, and will introduce is to something new from amazon, a mesh network called Sidewalk..
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, talks about how tower climbing is all about safety, and preventing that sudden stop.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us how prior planning your events will prevent poor performance.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes a look at the state of amateur radio post WW1, how amateur radio almost became extinct, and how amateurs pioneered the use of the shortwave bands.

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