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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1138 – Expanded Christmas Edition

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This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1138

Release Date: December 19, 2020

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Eric Zitell, KB2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 2:16:59

Download Podcast here: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1138

Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. Nominations Invited for 2021 CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW
  2. ARRL Releases a New Edition of Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio / Also a New Antenna Physics Book
  3. Finland’s Radio Hams Ask For 1240 To 1300 MegaHertz Replacement
  4. Contest University to Host Propagation Summit
  5. Oregon ARRL VEC Testing Group Offers Testing From The Comfort of Your Car
  6. SSTV Event To Help ARISS Mark 20 Years Of Continuous Ham Radio Operation In Space
  7. SKYWARN Recognition Day 2020 Deemed A Success
  8. The ARRL RTTY Roundup is January 2nd and 3rd
  9. SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Christmas Eve Transmission Cancelled
  10. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars Schedule
  11. Reverse Beacon Network Leveraging Yasme Foundation Grant for Expansion
  12. News Briefs -> Volunteer Monitoring Program Report / Fessenden Memorial Broadcast To Take Place
  13. US Government Agency Believes RF Transmissions Responsible For Employee Illness Overseas
  14. Preparations Are Still Underway For Winter Field Day 2021 and Ham Radio University
  15. Science Magazine Claims New Solar Cell Sets A Record For Its Level Of Efficiency
  16. New Zealand Posts Changes To Its General User Radio License-New VHF Handbook Available From IARU
  17. IARU proposed 23cm Band Sharing Plan In Region 1/co-existing with the Galileo GPS Satellite System
  18. Thieves Steal Electronics From Secret Russian Doomsday Aircraft
  19. Ham Radio Exams Are Cancelled Thru Mid-January 2021 In Germany Due to Pandemic
  20. The Latest Edition Of The 5 MegaHertz Newsletter Is Now Available
  21. Youth On The Air Stations Are Active Throughout December From Ireland. Earn An Award.
  22. What Do You Do When The Internet Goes Down Due To Emergencies? Building Mesh Networks.
  23. FCC Enforcement Bureau Warns Property Owns About New Financial Penalties On Pirate Broadcasting

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • This edition is our Christmas Special Edition and we will have a great amateur radio story told by one of
    the twentieth century’s best storytellers on the radio, the late Jean Shephard, K2ORS, as heard back in the
    sixties on WOR-AM radio in New York City.
  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT,
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, K-K-Five-D-O, and get an update from AMSAT and what’s new with all those amateur satellites in orbit…
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will have a few general antenna
    mounting tips, when up on your tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, says that if you want to do H-F operations in your apartment building, where do you start?
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL with George B – W2XBS
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of The
    Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill Bill will talk about broadcasting in the pre-crystal controlled era, and the new government regulations setting up a new radio regulator, and officially recognizing amateur radio.
  • The Random Access File with Bill Baran, N2FNH/SK will be here with his annual reading of “A Hams Christmas Packet”

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