April 23, 2021

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This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1140

Release Date: January 2, 2021

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, Eric Zitell, KD2RDX, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:31:36

Download Podcast here: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1140

Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. December YOTA Month Participants Hoping to Top Last Year’s Contact Total
  2. ARRL ARES Volunteers Stood By to Assist if Needed in Wake of Nashville Blast
  3. Special Call Signs In Belgium During The Second Lockdown Period Will Operate Until January 31, 2021
  4. ARRL Staffers to be On the Air from W1AW for Straight Key Night
  5. Texas’ Biggest Ham Radio Show Ham-Com is Closing
  6. The ARRL RTTY Roundup is on January 2nd and 3rd
  7. New Zealand Adds Wireless Power Transfer As Unlicensed Systems
  8. Finland Radio Amateurs Seek Replacement Spectrum For 1240 To 1300 MegaHertz
  9. ARRL Member Designs New Ham Radio License Plate For Kentucky
  10. FCC Reduces Proposed Amateur Radio Application Fee to $35
  11. WSJT-X 2.4.0 Introduces New Digital Protocol Q65
  12. Federal Communications Commission To Require Email Address On Applications Starting June 29, 2021
  13. Amateur Radio Is Part Of Mauritius’ First Satellite
  14. California Community Creates GoFundMe Page To Fund Repairs To First Responder Radio Tower
  15. Amazon Unveils The Ground Station Antenna Design For Its Project Kuiper LEO Internet Constellation
  16. RSGB Get On The Air To Care CW Key Auction Benefits A Charity In The UK
  17. Japans Ham Numbers Shrink, South Africa Gains, While Switzerland Changes License Procedures
  18. Clandestine Indoor Antenna Article Appears On The Hackaday Blog
  19. How Claude Shannon Invented The Future
  20. Amateurs Are On Stand By For Earthquake Response In Croatia
  21. A Major Solar Cycle 25 Flare Causes Radio Outages as the Sun Wakes Up

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will cover the end of life for Adobe Flash is coming up in a few days, and will answer the question, Are Lithium Batteries Safe? He will discuss their care and feeding.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about what tools you should bring as you head up the tower for that antenna repair you have been putting off.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us that you should test a link on one band at a time.
  • 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 covers how amateur radio fared at the very first International Radio Conference.

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