August 11, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1149

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1149

Release Date: March 6, 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, 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: 1:36:30

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. Video Documents Removal, Preservation of 250 kiloWatt Voice of America Transmitter
  2. Spring Red Cross Emergency Communications Drill Set
  3. Approaches to Tackle Noise Problems Vary, Remedies Elusive
  4. ARISS, NASA, and ESA Continue to Probe Amateur Radio Problems on the International Space Station
  5. AMSAT-DL Operators Track Mars Probes
  6. Quantum Receiver Can Detect Huge Swath Of The RF Spectrum
  7. Moldova Peace Corps ARISS Contact Is Successful / Wyoming Students Get An ISS QSO At Last
  8. North Carolina Radio Amateurs Adapt Tailgating Hamfest To Pandemic Protocols
  9. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars Listing
  10. January 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report
  11. Astronauts On Board The ISS Prepare For A Power Upgrade During A Recent Spacewalk
  12. UK Regulator Ofcom Acts In Rapid Response To An RF Interference Report
  13. Discovery Of The Planet Pluto Celebration Is Marked By Thousands Of On The Air QSO’s
  14. New Ham Developed Solar Panel Promises To Stream Energy From Orbit
  15. Amateur Eyes New Podcast For Budding Ham Radio Pilots
  16. Ofcom In The U.K. Introduces EMF Clause Into Amateur Radio

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about a lot of things this week including how one company learned the hard way not to let interns make up passwords. He will tell us how a recent software update may have your Roomba Vacuum seem a bit drunk. He will tell us about a new side loadable browser extension that blocks sites that ping Google and Amazon, among others. He speak to the recent closure of Frys Electronics on the west coast, and he will have audio and comments about the recent UFO sighting by an airliner over New Mexico.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, talks about will talk about what precautions you need to take, and the advantages of doing your tower climbing at night.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the propagation question, how many hops in a jump?
  • 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 series looking at the history behind amateur radio full duplex relay stations….better known as repeaters.

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