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This Week in Amateur Radio

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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1147

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1147

Release Date: February 20, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:38:57

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo To Include Speaker Track On Amateur Radio Satellites
  2. University of Louisiana At Lafayette Student Built CAPE-3 CubeSat Launched
  3. Fall DXpedition to Willis Island Set, Outing to Mellish Reef Postponed
  4. ARES Volunteers Reported Responding to Severe Weather In Central/Southern United States
  5. ARRL Board Considers Plan to Cover New $35 FCC Fee for Some Young Members
  6. British Columbia Radio Amateur Copies Signal from Mars-Orbiting Satellite
  7. RSGB To Announce Consultation On Direct To Full License Exam
  8. Innovator Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Donates Sophisticated Vector Signal Generator to ARRL
  9. South Coast ARES Joins South Coast CERT in California Evacuation Operation
  10. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars Announced
  11. Fatten Your DXCC Total In The ARRL International DX Contest On CW This Weekend
  12. In Person Ham Fest in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Tentatively On For 2021
  13. ARRL to Extend Field Day Rule Waivers From 2020, Add Class D And E Power Limit
  14. ARRL Board Recognizes Trio of Emergency Service-Oriented Clubs
  15. The Huntsville In Person Hamfest Is Making Preparations To Move Forward
  16. NASA Deep Space Network Upgraded Antenna Reconnects With The Voyager Two Spacecraft
  17. International Amateur Radio Union Holds Youngsters Forum In Region One For SOTA, IOTA, and WWFF Events
  18. Ham Club In Australia Helps Area Amateurs Solve ACMA Address Requirement Issues
  19. This Week in Amateur Radio Staff Sends A QSL To The Red Planet (MARS) via NASA Festooning Campaign
  20. ARRL Tells The FCC That Additional Volunteer Examiner Coordinators Are Not Needed
  21. Lack Of Funding Hampers Enforcement Of The New FCC Pirate Act On Illegal Broadcasting
  22. The French Government Is Looking For European Companies To Manufacture Drone Bourne RF Jamming Equipment
  23. Ofcom In The United Kingdom Decides To Fund Fifty-Three Low Power Community Radio Stations
  24. Various Amateur Radio Activities Took Place During World Amateur Radio Day
  25. Join A U.K. Amateur Radio Group In A Fun Project Building A Dipole Antenna

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us about a very important, out-of-cycle windows ten update, and how one A-T & T customer got upgraded internet service from the company, almost instantly. It’s an interesting story.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about the best way for you to haul cargo when climbing your tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will help you out with ideas, when you feel you are just running out of things to do with amateur radio.
  • 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 begins a two part look at the History of The Technician Class License.

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