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This Week in Amateur Radio

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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1144 – Special 22nd Anniversary Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1144 – Special 22nd Anniversary Edition

Release Date: January 30, 2021

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 Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 2:13:18

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. Ham Radio’s SuitSat Returns in Short Science Fiction Film – Decommissioned
  2. New Zealand Amateur Radio Club Marks Centennial
  3. Intrepid-DX Group Invites Nominations for Intrepid Spirit Award
  4. The French Military Is Seeking Radio Jammers and Receivers
  5. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo to Include Speaker Track on Amateur Radio Satellites
  6. SKYWARN Prepares For The Upcoming Season Of Stormy Weather
  7. President Biden Taps Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Federal Communications Chairman
  8. The Quarter Century Wireless Association Is Scouring The Ham Community For A New Treasurer
  9. CHESS CubeSat Constellation to Carry FUNcube Transponders
  10. 2021 Propagation Summit Session Recordings Are Now Available
  11. RadFxSat-2 Satellite Signals Detected, AMSAT Engineering Continues to Assess Status
  12. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  13. Youth on the Air Month a Success in the Americas and Around the World
  14. Finnish Amateur Radio League Celebrating Anniversary
  15. The Rebel DX Group Is Poised To Activate Bouvet Island
  16. Germany’s Friedrichshafen HamFest Plans To Take Place Within Covid Precautions
  17. ARISS and Partners Are Investigating Space Station Ham Radio Failure
  18. Orlando HamCation Online Event and QSO Party Set – Virtual HamCation Also Will Be Running
  19. Over The Horizon Radars Continue To Clutter The 40 and 20 Meter Band
  20. Popular TV Series Featuring Amateur Radio, Last Man Standing, Prepares To Go QRT

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, talks about bringing back forums, Leo also will tell us how Google is in the process of shutting down it’s wide area ISP experiment called Project Loon. And, he will tell us about a railroad system in Northern China that is running on the now expired Adobe Flash..
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – We will get an update from AMSAT and what’s new with all those amateur satellites in orbit…AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will present Part Four of his six part series on writing and producing a written Public Service Announcement to promote your nexr club event, and to successfully get it on the air on local broadcast radio stations..
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will introduce us to The Vagabond Ham.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL and Tad Cook K7RA
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes us back to November 15, 1945. The date radio silence was lifted and amateurs were allowed back on the air…well, sort of…
  • QSO Today Interview with former FCC Official Ralph Haller, N4RH

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