August 11, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1148 – Special Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1148

Release Date: February 27, 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, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Eric Zitell, KD2RJX, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 2:27:21

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Minster, NA2AA, To Keynote QSO Today Virtual Ham Exposition
  2. Youth On The Air Will Make Final Decision On Summer Camp In April
  3. SpaceX Will Double Starlink’s Satellite Internet Speeds In 2021
  4. ARES and Red Cross Cooperate To Assist Storm Affected Residents In Texas
  5. Whirlwind Boom Emergency Communications Exercise Set In Northern Florida
  6. Amateur Radio Helping to Fill Earthquake Report Donut Holes
  7. ARRL Interview Explains Background Of Ham Radio In Space Film Short
  8. Wildlife Outnumber Participants in Winter Yellowstone VHF Radio Rally
  9. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  10. Fry’s Electronics Shutting Down All Stores, Ending 36 Years As A Big Box Shop For Technology Enthusiasts
  11. Wireless Institute of Australia Queries Amateurs About ACMA’s New License Proposal
  12. Students At A Colorado School Have a Successful ARISS Contact Via Amateur Radio
  13. A Young Ham In Russia Publishes A Multi-Lingual Handbook On Line – India Hosts Net In The Language Of Friendship
  14. Vermont Amateur Is Finally Able To Put Up His Tower After A Prolonged Discussion With His Town
  15. HamSci Receives Recognition For Amateur Related Space Weather Project
  16. The Lincoln Shortwave Club Centennial Grabs Exposure On A Local Broadcast Radio Station
  17. Germany’s DARC deploys equipment to monitor 50kHz to 30mHz for man made interference across the country
  18. A U.K. Club organizes new amateur radio presentations on line
  19. The Voice of America is planning to demolish the Delano Broadcast Site, amateurs rescue vintage Collins 250kW TX
  20. Finland military amateurs will be on air with the ultra rare OI prefix calls.
  21. Shortwave Radio hobbyist in India not only repairs vintage radios, but now opens a radio museum.

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us how to properly secure a WiFi network if you live in an apartment complex or town home situation, and will tell us about how Australia has instituted a news tax for web sites.
  • SPECIAL INTERVIEW COURTESY QSO TODAY: Courtesy of Eric Guth 4Z1UG of QSO TODAY, we will have his interview with Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR. He is the founder and CEO of FlexRadio, that is now on the cutting edge of building advanced software defined radio platforms for the amateur radio hobbyist.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about springtime Dead Band Syndrome.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will explain way You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  • 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 continues his look at lowly Technician Class during the early days of that license, in part two of his report.

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